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Update: Garden improvements underway

Garden improvement work is now underway at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

The primary purpose of the garden works is to open up views between the barbecue area and playground. This will improve sight lines across the park and allow families to better supervise their children at the playground while enjoying visits at the park.

The garden works will also help to ensure the future health of the wonderful variety of plants within the park.

Starting 4 February 2022 and continuing into the next week:

  • One of the current garden beds at the ANZAC gates park entrance (Prince Edward Street) is being cleared and removed. Individual, established plants such as tree ferns and an oak tree from this garden are being retained.
  • A new garden bed will be established at the same time to extend along the fence line at this entrance. The location of the new garden bed has been carefully designed to open views of the park to visitors as they enter through the ANZAC gates. Many mature azaleas will also be relocated into this new garden bed.

Relocated plants will be replanted immediately to maximize their chance of success and allow them to continue to grow in a healthy and beautiful way, with the space they require. Trees within the site of the new garden bed will be retained for their landscape values, including Japanese Maple and a variety of other ornamental trees.

To allow for a new fully accessible path to be constructed (from the ANZAC gates to the corner of the pool enclosure) we are unable to re-establish a large box hedge currently at this location.

While we anticipate that these garden works will cause minimal disruption for visitors, Council thanks the community for their patience as we work to improve the safety and amenity of this beautiful District Park.


Update: Works commence on new toilet block and accessible path

We are building a brand new toilet block and a fully accessible pathway at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, making it easier for everyone in the community to use the park.

These improvements are the first stage of the Masterplan and follow extensive community consultation. Works have commenced and will be completed by March 2022.

Disruptions will be kept to a minimum during construction. Play equipment and Blackheath Pool will remain open, and a safe access path will be created. There will be additional trucks in the area for delivering materials and equipment. A safety plan will be in place which includes speed limits for all vehicles. Please take extra care when arriving and leaving the park.

Click here to see the final toilet block design

Click here to see the Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan

18/11/21 Update: There is a second project relating to the upgrade of Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park. This is a separate project funded by the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program and relates to the play space, duck pond and surrounding landscape. You can find out more and have your your say on that project here.

23/12/21 Update: Construction fencing is still in place and the main path leading to Blackheath Pool from Prince Edward Street is still closed off. It has not been possible to open the path due to a shortage of construction fencing in the Sydney area.

Access to the Pool and playground equipment is via a break in the fence on Prince Edward street on the eastern side, (up hill) from the construction fence. Access to the BBQ area is past the construction fence along a path on the western side of the duck pond.

Anyone planning a group or large family event, should be aware that access from the BBQ to the playground equipment is only by walking around the construction fencing on the road.

*Stage one of this project has been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.



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Update: Garden improvements underway

Garden improvement work is now underway at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

The primary purpose of the garden works is to open up views between the barbecue area and playground. This will improve sight lines across the park and allow families to better supervise their children at the playground while enjoying visits at the park.

The garden works will also help to ensure the future health of the wonderful variety of plants within the park.

Starting 4 February 2022 and continuing into the next week:

  • One of the current garden beds at the ANZAC gates park entrance (Prince Edward Street) is being cleared and removed. Individual, established plants such as tree ferns and an oak tree from this garden are being retained.
  • A new garden bed will be established at the same time to extend along the fence line at this entrance. The location of the new garden bed has been carefully designed to open views of the park to visitors as they enter through the ANZAC gates. Many mature azaleas will also be relocated into this new garden bed.

Relocated plants will be replanted immediately to maximize their chance of success and allow them to continue to grow in a healthy and beautiful way, with the space they require. Trees within the site of the new garden bed will be retained for their landscape values, including Japanese Maple and a variety of other ornamental trees.

To allow for a new fully accessible path to be constructed (from the ANZAC gates to the corner of the pool enclosure) we are unable to re-establish a large box hedge currently at this location.

While we anticipate that these garden works will cause minimal disruption for visitors, Council thanks the community for their patience as we work to improve the safety and amenity of this beautiful District Park.


Update: Works commence on new toilet block and accessible path

We are building a brand new toilet block and a fully accessible pathway at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, making it easier for everyone in the community to use the park.

These improvements are the first stage of the Masterplan and follow extensive community consultation. Works have commenced and will be completed by March 2022.

Disruptions will be kept to a minimum during construction. Play equipment and Blackheath Pool will remain open, and a safe access path will be created. There will be additional trucks in the area for delivering materials and equipment. A safety plan will be in place which includes speed limits for all vehicles. Please take extra care when arriving and leaving the park.

Click here to see the final toilet block design

Click here to see the Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan

18/11/21 Update: There is a second project relating to the upgrade of Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park. This is a separate project funded by the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program and relates to the play space, duck pond and surrounding landscape. You can find out more and have your your say on that project here.

23/12/21 Update: Construction fencing is still in place and the main path leading to Blackheath Pool from Prince Edward Street is still closed off. It has not been possible to open the path due to a shortage of construction fencing in the Sydney area.

Access to the Pool and playground equipment is via a break in the fence on Prince Edward street on the eastern side, (up hill) from the construction fence. Access to the BBQ area is past the construction fence along a path on the western side of the duck pond.

Anyone planning a group or large family event, should be aware that access from the BBQ to the playground equipment is only by walking around the construction fencing on the road.

*Stage one of this project has been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.



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Page last updated: 04 Feb 2022, 03:50 PM