Community feedback sought on new park

Published on 10 August 2017

Ku-ring-gai Council is planning a new park in Turramurra and seeking feedback from residents on a concept design and its name.

The new park is planned for a 2700 sqm site that the Council acquired on the corner of Allan Avenue, Duff and Holmes Streets in Turramurra. The park is currently in the planning stages with a proposed opening date of late 2018.

As part of the planning, the Council is seeking community input on the concept design and a name for the new park.

The park’s design includes separate areas for young and older children to play in, shaded picnic areas and seating, a timed car parking area, outdoor exercise equipment and new landscaping.

Residents can comment online, ask a question and give their suggestion for the park’s name at conversations.kmc.nsw.gov.au until Wednesday 6 September.

The new park is being built on land purchased by Council as part of its award-winning Open Space Acquisition Strategy. The Strategy aims to increase the amount of public open space for Ku-ring-gai’s expanding population which is projected to hit more than 130,000 within ten years, up from its current 122,000.

The majority of population growth and change is occurring close to the Pacific Highway, the railway line and Turramurra centre, with a large number of families moving into the area. The Council’s long term objective is to have all Ku-ring-gai residents living within 500 metres of a park.

$32 million of development contributions collected by the Council  from new residential developments in the northern half of Ku-ring-gai will be allocated for open space. A further $12 million will be set aside for the creation and equipping of new parks created.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au