Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan

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Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan - Draft Masterplan and stage one City Deal upgrade designs were on public exhibition

The draft Masterplan public exhibition period closed on Sunday 5 July.

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.

The draft Masterplan focuses on how we can enhance the park and improve the experience for everyone who uses the space. It has been developed with community input and takes previous Council resolutions and documents into consideration.


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What’s in the draft Masterplan?

We’ve had great feedback and input from the community over the last year, as we have developed the Masterplan. Council has also sought specialist advice from architects and engineers on best practice, and with due consideration of the Plan of Management.

There are four elements through which the park with be managed – Community, Heritage, Water and English Garden Landscape Style. These are described in detail on page 8 of the draft Masterplan, and referenced throughout the document.

There are also six areas of focus for you to comment on – Rhododendron Lawn, Pools, Community Hub, Swamp Precinct, Menin Gates, Amphitheatre.

A range of future works are identified in the Masterplan, and implementation of those works will depend on funding.

What are the ‘stage one’ designs?

The first stage of works will be funded through the Western Sydney City Deal. These works are valued at over $900 000 and will include a brand new toilet block and a fully accessible pathway, and will make it easier for everyone in the community to access and use the park.

This is one of 10 projects that will be completed across the Blue Mountains over the next three years, providing a welcome boost to community infrastructure and public spaces.

Stage one of this project will be 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.

Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park Masterplan - Draft Masterplan and stage one City Deal upgrade designs were on public exhibition

The draft Masterplan public exhibition period closed on Sunday 5 July.

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.

The draft Masterplan focuses on how we can enhance the park and improve the experience for everyone who uses the space. It has been developed with community input and takes previous Council resolutions and documents into consideration.


Stay informed - be the first to find out about the next steps, click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box.


What’s in the draft Masterplan?

We’ve had great feedback and input from the community over the last year, as we have developed the Masterplan. Council has also sought specialist advice from architects and engineers on best practice, and with due consideration of the Plan of Management.

There are four elements through which the park with be managed – Community, Heritage, Water and English Garden Landscape Style. These are described in detail on page 8 of the draft Masterplan, and referenced throughout the document.

There are also six areas of focus for you to comment on – Rhododendron Lawn, Pools, Community Hub, Swamp Precinct, Menin Gates, Amphitheatre.

A range of future works are identified in the Masterplan, and implementation of those works will depend on funding.

What are the ‘stage one’ designs?

The first stage of works will be funded through the Western Sydney City Deal. These works are valued at over $900 000 and will include a brand new toilet block and a fully accessible pathway, and will make it easier for everyone in the community to access and use the park.

This is one of 10 projects that will be completed across the Blue Mountains over the next three years, providing a welcome boost to community infrastructure and public spaces.

Stage one of this project will be 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.