Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park: Legacy Project

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Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park will receive a significant upgrade, thanks to a $2 million funding boost from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

The works will include an upgrade to the play space and improvements to the duck pond, visitor facilities and surrounding landscape.

The upgrade will be in line with the Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, which was adopted in 2020 after two years of extensive community consultation. Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains, which means it’s designed for the whole Blue Mountains community to use.


Play space upgrade

The play space at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park will be upgraded, so that it is in line with the Everyone Can Play Guidelines for a District Park. This includes:

  • Accessibility enhancements – connecting paths with other facilities in the park, and provision of communication boards and multiple new inclusive play elements.
  • Increasing the range of play opportunities available.

To have your say, take part in the survey here. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday 7 January 2022. This survey is now closed.


7/12/21 UPDATE: To become a member of a sounding board on either the play space or the duck pond upgrade, download the form on the right (or below if you are on a mobile device) and return to us by Friday 7 January 2022. Applications for the sounding board have now closed.

Council will select from the applications by 14 January 2022, with a view to holding the first meetings in the last two weeks of January.

Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park will receive a significant upgrade, thanks to a $2 million funding boost from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

The works will include an upgrade to the play space and improvements to the duck pond, visitor facilities and surrounding landscape.

The upgrade will be in line with the Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, which was adopted in 2020 after two years of extensive community consultation. Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains, which means it’s designed for the whole Blue Mountains community to use.


Play space upgrade

The play space at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park will be upgraded, so that it is in line with the Everyone Can Play Guidelines for a District Park. This includes:

  • Accessibility enhancements – connecting paths with other facilities in the park, and provision of communication boards and multiple new inclusive play elements.
  • Increasing the range of play opportunities available.

To have your say, take part in the survey here. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday 7 January 2022. This survey is now closed.


7/12/21 UPDATE: To become a member of a sounding board on either the play space or the duck pond upgrade, download the form on the right (or below if you are on a mobile device) and return to us by Friday 7 January 2022. Applications for the sounding board have now closed.

Council will select from the applications by 14 January 2022, with a view to holding the first meetings in the last two weeks of January.

  • Duck Pond Upgrade

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    The upgrade will also include significant work to enhance and improve the duck pond. This could include:

    • Providing accessible paths around part of the perimeter including an accessible platform over the water’s edge.
    • Replacing the existing formal edging with a riparian edge, in line with water sensitive guidelines. This will include the planting of water plants which will improve water quality and allow easy shore access by native animals, such as turtles and ducks.
    • Reshaping the pond profile to allow deep sections which facilitates natural water flows into and around the pond.
  • Other Works

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    Other works include improving existing picnic facilities and landscaping as required.

    Community engagement will be conducted throughout the project. Council will also bring two small groups of interested locals together, to act as sounding boards to test ideas and concepts for the play space and duck pond improvements. Stay tuned for more details.

    You can click the subscribe button on the right to receive updates, including opportunities to participate in future community consultation.

  • About the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program

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    The NSW Government is investing up to $250 million through the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program to support councils to deliver more and better public spaces across the state. This is the biggest injection of funding for public spaces in a generation.

    Blue Mountains City Council received funding for two legacy projects: Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and the Corridor of Oaks, Jackson Park, Faulconbridge.

    For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/legacy

    Proudly funded by the NSW Government through its NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

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Page last updated: 10 January 2022, 15:51