Wahroonga Park

The Wahroonga Park Precinct Landscape Masterplan includes Wahroonga Park, McKenzie Park and 78 Coonanbarra Road parkland. The plan was developed in consultation with the community and adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 4 December 2012.

The Masterplan establishes clear guidelines for implementing embellishments and improvements over a 10 year period and enables funding to be allocated to an approved plan as it becomes available, whilst reducing the potential for any inappropriate and ad-hoc works.

View Wahroonga Park Precinct Landscape Masterplan OMC 04/12/2012 (pdf. 3MB)

Stage 1 - Wahroonga Park Playground

The first stage of the master plan is the upgraded playground, now completed. The playground design is based on feedback and requests from the community in response to Council's playground and masterplan consultation process.  Council's playgrounds serve an important role as meeting places for children and their carers. Most children when old enough to socialise, enjoy creating their own games and imaginative play with other children at the playground.  We aim to provide that meeting place as a catalyst with types of equipment that challenge children and stimulate their imagination so they can create their own games.

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The playground has been designed to comply with the Australian Playground Standards.

View Wahroonga playground upgrade plan (pdf. 1MB)

View Equipment for use at Wahroonga (pdf. 128KB)

Stage 2 - New Toilet Facility

During community consultation for the Wahroonga Park Precinct Masterplan, adopted by Council in December 2012, the existing toilet block was identified as a high priority for replacement.

The existing toilet block which is more than 50 years old, has reached the end of its asset life and is too small to cater for the current number of park users. The building has negligible heritage values, is in a degraded condition because of its worn and outdated services and finishes and no longer meets current health and accessibility standards. The building was assessed to consider retention value, but the poor condition of sewer connections, water pipes, walls and floors has meant that a replacement is the most effective and efficient option. This work is being fully funded by Developer Contributions under the 2010 Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan and the tender process for the construction of works has been completed.

The new toilet block building has been designed to be sympathetic to the heritage character and landscape setting of Wahroonga Park and will comply with Australian Standards and BCA requirements. Located in a similar position behind the existing cottage, it has a larger footprint and will cater for everyone by providing a unisex accessible toilet, a family friendly toilet cubicle, and ambulant disabled cubicles in expanded and male and female toilets. The toilet block will be linked into the park with renovated and new pathways providing an accessible route to the recently upgraded playground, and associated landscape works and a drinking fountain.

This new toilet block will improve user comfort, provide additional capacity and is designed to be more sustainable with use of energy and water. This project is now complete.

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View Wahroonga Park Amenities Plan.pdf (pdf. 364KB)

More information

Contact Lino Querin, Council's Principal Landscape Architect by email on lquerin@kmc.nsw.gov.au or by telephone on 9424 0915.