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.



Summary of community feedback on draft designs now available

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft play space designs for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park. A summary of the community’s responses has been finalised and is now available.

Overall the draft design was supported by the community. The feedback and comments received will now help to shape the detailed design, and the review of environmental factors will also take place.

We anticipate work on the new play space will commence in the first quarter of next year. We look forward to sharing more about the project as it continues to develop.



The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is an investment in high quality public open space. Together with the NSW Government, Blue Mountains City Council is delivering vital infrastructure for communities to love the place they live. Blue Mountains City Council received funding for two Legacy projects: Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and the Corridor of Oaks and Jackson Park, Faulconbridge. For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit planning.nsw.gov.au/legacy.

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.



Summary of community feedback on draft designs now available

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft play space designs for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park. A summary of the community’s responses has been finalised and is now available.

Overall the draft design was supported by the community. The feedback and comments received will now help to shape the detailed design, and the review of environmental factors will also take place.

We anticipate work on the new play space will commence in the first quarter of next year. We look forward to sharing more about the project as it continues to develop.



The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is an investment in high quality public open space. Together with the NSW Government, Blue Mountains City Council is delivering vital infrastructure for communities to love the place they live. Blue Mountains City Council received funding for two Legacy projects: Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and the Corridor of Oaks and Jackson Park, Faulconbridge. For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit planning.nsw.gov.au/legacy.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Draft concept designs for the new play space at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park are now available for community review and feedback.

    Before completing this survey to have your say, please review the draft designs here.

    This survey will close on Monday, 7 November 2022.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Following community consultation, new renders of the upgraded Duck Pond at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park are now available for community review and feedback. You can view the overall concept design and renders in the 'Documents' section of this projects'  HYS webpage.

    The revised design incorporates previous community feedback.

    Please respond to this survey to have your say.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    New sketches of what the upgraded Duck Pond at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park could look like are now available for community review and feedback. You can view the draft concept design here.

    This is a draft design which Council can change in response to community input. 

    Please respond to this survey to have your say on the draft designs.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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.

    The survey is now closed - for results, please see the document on right of this page.

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