Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan


Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan – Delivery Update

Council will extend the timeline for the delivery of the draft Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan.

This responds to community requests, for more information and visuals on the key elements of the masterplan. Specifically more information on; the toilet location, accessible pathway style and route, and the water sensitive treatment of drainage lines.

Council will seek specialist advice from architects and engineers on best practice with due consideration of the Plan of Management and the community input so far. The consultants will provide the level of detail requested, and visuals, to be included in the masterplan exhibition phase. This should give the community greater confidence to comment on, and input into, the draft masterplan.

Consultants will be selected through a tender process that can take up to two months. While this does not change the overall timing of the program, it does mean the draft masterplan is not anticipated to be reported to Council, seeking public exhibition, until later in the year.

The date of the Council report will be noted on this website. You can sign up for obtaining email notifications by clicking on the Subscribe button on the right hand side of this page.


Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan – Delivery Update

Council will extend the timeline for the delivery of the draft Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan.

This responds to community requests, for more information and visuals on the key elements of the masterplan. Specifically more information on; the toilet location, accessible pathway style and route, and the water sensitive treatment of drainage lines.

Council will seek specialist advice from architects and engineers on best practice with due consideration of the Plan of Management and the community input so far. The consultants will provide the level of detail requested, and visuals, to be included in the masterplan exhibition phase. This should give the community greater confidence to comment on, and input into, the draft masterplan.

Consultants will be selected through a tender process that can take up to two months. While this does not change the overall timing of the program, it does mean the draft masterplan is not anticipated to be reported to Council, seeking public exhibition, until later in the year.

The date of the Council report will be noted on this website. You can sign up for obtaining email notifications by clicking on the Subscribe button on the right hand side of this page.

  • Additional meeting regarding the Draft Master Plan

    3 months ago
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    Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan – Additional Community Consultation

    Date: Monday 13 May 2019 (6pm – 8pm)

    Confirmed Venue: Blackheath RSL Sub-Branch Hall, 2 Bundarra Street, Blackheath

    This venue is accessible. Some light refreshments and tea and coffee will be available.

    Please RSVP via email ntaylor@bmcc.nsw.gov.auby 9am, Monday 13 May .


    Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan – Additional Community Consultation

    Date: Monday 13 May 2019 (6pm – 8pm)

    Confirmed Venue: Blackheath RSL Sub-Branch Hall, 2 Bundarra Street, Blackheath

    This venue is accessible. Some light refreshments and tea and coffee will be available.

    Please RSVP via email ntaylor@bmcc.nsw.gov.auby 9am, Monday 13 May .


  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan - Process Outcomes -Pre-Exhibition Community Workshop - 4 April

    4 months ago
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    As part of the master plan process for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park a workshop was held in Blackheath on 4 April 2019 to share and explore ideas of how the draft master plan can unfold. A preliminary draft master plan was tabled, plus a range of other material to stimulate discussion.

    The workshop was attended by twenty locals, one dog and three Council staff. The range of ideas expressed on a variety of topics is summarised into the tables below. Consensus was not sought so contradictory ideas are recorded.

    See Documents Library for full report.


    As part of the master plan process for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park a workshop was held in Blackheath on 4 April 2019 to share and explore ideas of how the draft master plan can unfold. A preliminary draft master plan was tabled, plus a range of other material to stimulate discussion.

    The workshop was attended by twenty locals, one dog and three Council staff. The range of ideas expressed on a variety of topics is summarised into the tables below. Consensus was not sought so contradictory ideas are recorded.

    See Documents Library for full report.


  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan – Community Consultation Workshop to review Draft Master Plan

    5 months ago
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    Confirmed Date; Thursday 4 April 2019 (6pm - 9pm)

    Venue- Small Bates Hall, Blackheath Community Centre

    Cnr Gardiners Crescent and Great Western Highway, Blackheath (entry from Blackheath Gardens side)

    As promised, Council will be holding this additional workshop to work through ideas in the Draft Master Plan before they are presented to the Council ready for exhibition. Analysis drawings will be tabled and some early options for the master plan will presented for discussion. The best points from the options will be combined into one master plan for Councillors to consider for exhibition.

    We will provide a light supper....

    Confirmed Date; Thursday 4 April 2019 (6pm - 9pm)

    Venue- Small Bates Hall, Blackheath Community Centre

    Cnr Gardiners Crescent and Great Western Highway, Blackheath (entry from Blackheath Gardens side)

    As promised, Council will be holding this additional workshop to work through ideas in the Draft Master Plan before they are presented to the Council ready for exhibition. Analysis drawings will be tabled and some early options for the master plan will presented for discussion. The best points from the options will be combined into one master plan for Councillors to consider for exhibition.

    We will provide a light supper. Please let me know if you have any specific dietary requirements, if you have not done so already.

    If you could please email to confirm your ability to attend this workshop as above, it would be much appreciated. If you have not responded previously, but would still like to attend the workshop on the 4th April, please do not hesitate to let me know. You are also welcome to forward this information to others that you think may also like to participate. RSVP – by Friday 29 March via ntaylor@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or calling me on 4780 5636. We have a limit of 35 attendees due to size of venue.

    Please note that if you are unable to attend, there will be further opportunity to comment via submission during the Public Exhibition phase for the Draft Master Plan.


  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park - Water Sensitive Study and Report

    6 months ago
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    Blue Mountains City Council engaged consultants Sustainability Workshop to assist Council with its master planning of Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

    Council is currently in the early stages of preparing the master plan and to date efforts have mainly focused on community consultation and formulation of broad principles and ideas.

    Sustainability Workshop has undertaken a study to provide background and general advice to Council on planning principles related to the water in the park. The results are based on the author’s ideas and understanding of the hydrological regime in the park together with substantial input from the local community (which includes...

    Blue Mountains City Council engaged consultants Sustainability Workshop to assist Council with its master planning of Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

    Council is currently in the early stages of preparing the master plan and to date efforts have mainly focused on community consultation and formulation of broad principles and ideas.

    Sustainability Workshop has undertaken a study to provide background and general advice to Council on planning principles related to the water in the park. The results are based on the author’s ideas and understanding of the hydrological regime in the park together with substantial input from the local community (which includes Council) who participated in a workshop held at the park on the 14th November 2018.

    The study resulted in a report and annotated plans - see PDF downloads in the Document Library.
  • Project Update - Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan

    8 months ago
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    The first stage of community consultation for ideas, comments and suggestions for the Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan is now completed.

    Thank you to those that attended a Special Topics workshop on the 6th of December, where we explored some of the issues relating to accessibility, heritage, succession planting, water management and park infrastructure.

    Staff will begin to draft a master plan, utilising many of the ideas, comments and suggestions put forward. Once a draft is close to completion we will hold another consultation/workshop on the draft plan before it is presented to Council.

    The...

    The first stage of community consultation for ideas, comments and suggestions for the Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan is now completed.

    Thank you to those that attended a Special Topics workshop on the 6th of December, where we explored some of the issues relating to accessibility, heritage, succession planting, water management and park infrastructure.

    Staff will begin to draft a master plan, utilising many of the ideas, comments and suggestions put forward. Once a draft is close to completion we will hold another consultation/workshop on the draft plan before it is presented to Council.

    The draft master plan will then be completed and presented to Council to go to public exhibition by mid-2019. Another round of community consultation will then take place during the public exhibition period, where there will be further opportunity to make a submission on the draft document. We will notify you when the draft master plan is on public exhibition.


  • What is the masterplanning process?

    2 months ago
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    Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of the four district level parks for the City of Blue Mountains. It is one of two district parks servicing the upper mountains, the other being Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve.

    The masterplanning process helps Council to prioritise projects that enhance the function, character and appearance of the park progressively as funding becomes available. In other words, the master plan will act like a 'blueprint' for the park and will help guide Council's design and spending priorities into the future.

    This consultation is the first stage of the master plan process and is to simply gather ideas, opinions and suggestions. Once this stage of community consultation closes, designers will create an initial master plan proposal. There will be further consultation on this initial draft plan. Feedback will inform development of a final draft plan which will then be presented to the Council to be placed on public exhibition. The public exhibition stage allows another round of community engagement with the project, with members of the public able to make submissions. These submissions will then be considered by Council and the necessary amendments made before final adoption.

    Council already has an adopted Plan of Management 2009 for the park, which will continue to guide how the values and permitted uses of the park area are maintained and managed.

    Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of the four district level parks for the City of Blue Mountains. It is one of two district parks servicing the upper mountains, the other being Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve.

    The masterplanning process helps Council to prioritise projects that enhance the function, character and appearance of the park progressively as funding becomes available. In other words, the master plan will act like a 'blueprint' for the park and will help guide Council's design and spending priorities into the future.

    This consultation is the first stage of the master plan process and is to simply gather ideas, opinions and suggestions. Once this stage of community consultation closes, designers will create an initial master plan proposal. There will be further consultation on this initial draft plan. Feedback will inform development of a final draft plan which will then be presented to the Council to be placed on public exhibition. The public exhibition stage allows another round of community engagement with the project, with members of the public able to make submissions. These submissions will then be considered by Council and the necessary amendments made before final adoption.

    Council already has an adopted Plan of Management 2009 for the park, which will continue to guide how the values and permitted uses of the park area are maintained and managed.