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 closes Monday 13 December, 2021.

Duck pond upgrade

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

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

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.

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 closes Monday 13 December, 2021.

Duck pond upgrade

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

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

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.

  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains. District parks are large and high quality parks that cater to the needs of the broader Blue Mountains community. They offer a wider variety of activities and settings and are often the most popular parks and playgrounds.

    We are seeking community input into this exciting project before appointing a play space designer. Your responses will inform the draft design of the play space upgrade.

    Survey closes: Monday 13 December, 2021

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