Buttenshaw Park upgrade

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Proposed new play space at Buttenshaw Park, Springwood, featuring a double flying fox, group swing, and climbing structure.

Council adopts Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan

Council adopted the Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 26 October, with the following alterations:

  • Events and activities are limited to 250 people at any one time
  • Outdoor small scale group activities or uses, private, commercial or community, such as yoga and fitness classes or weddings, are permitted. They must be without amplification or other noise generation.

The Plan of Management and Masterplan will guide the future management and development of the park.

Buttenshaw Park is one of our four district parks in the Blue Mountains receiving an upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program.
Now that the plans have been adopted, Council will go to tender with plans to upgrade the youth play space. This upgrade will create an inclusive youth play space with adventure activities for teenagers.

See the artist’s impressions

Download the play space map

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions


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.


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Council adopts Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan

Council adopted the Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 26 October, with the following alterations:

  • Events and activities are limited to 250 people at any one time
  • Outdoor small scale group activities or uses, private, commercial or community, such as yoga and fitness classes or weddings, are permitted. They must be without amplification or other noise generation.

The Plan of Management and Masterplan will guide the future management and development of the park.

Buttenshaw Park is one of our four district parks in the Blue Mountains receiving an upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program.
Now that the plans have been adopted, Council will go to tender with plans to upgrade the youth play space. This upgrade will create an inclusive youth play space with adventure activities for teenagers.

See the artist’s impressions

Download the play space map

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions


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.


Stay informed - to keep up to date on what is happening, click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box.

  • Survey now closed

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    by Community Engagement Coordinator,

    Our survey for the proposed youth space and draft Plan of Management and Masterplan for Buttenshaw Park is now closed. Thank you for your participation.

    Don't forget to subscribe to updates about this project, using the 'Stay Informed' box on the right hand side of the page.

  • Buttenshaw Park Survey: Final Designs

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    by Community Engagement Coordinator,

    We want to hear your feedback on the planned NEW youth space with pump track currently funded by the Western Parkland City Liveability Program and scheduled to be built in 2022. See the artist’s impressions

    We also want your final feedback on the draft Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan. These plans need to be endorsed by the Council before the play space can be built. They are due to go to the October 2021 Council Meeting.

    So don’t miss the chance to let us know your thoughts on the current (and future) plans for this District Park.

    Take our short survey by Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

  • Updated FAQs

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    Our FAQs have been updated to include more information about how the location of the youth space was chosen, previous rounds of community consultation, and information about traffic, parking, lighting and security.

  • Outcome of 29 June Council meeting

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    by Digital Marketing Coordinator,

    On 29 June 2021, following the public exhibition of the draft Buttenshaw Park Plan of Management and Masterplan, Council decided to engage in further community consultation prior to adopting the Plan of Management or Masterplan.

    It is anticipated that this additional consultation period will commence in mid-September 2021. The exact nature will be, in part, determined by the unfolding COVID-19 restrictions. For further updates on this project, please click on the subscribe button in the ‘Stay Informed’ box on the bottom right hand corner of this page, or check this page for further updates.

    Unconfirmed minutes from the Council meeting on 29 June are available to view at: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/documents/2021-06-29-council-meeting-unconfirmed-minutes.

    We thank you for your ongoing interest and input into this important community project.

  • Revised Plan of Management and Masterplan to be presented to Council on 29 June

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    Plan of Management and Masterplan to be presented to Council on Tuesday, 29 June

    Please be advised that the draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan for Buttenshaw Park have been slightly modified as a result of comments received during the exhibition phase. The revised versions will be presented at the next Council meeting on Tuesday, 29 June for adoption.

    To view the Plan of Management and Masterplan documents for adoption, click on the links (bolded) or go to the document library on the right of this page.

    Members of the public are welcome to address this meeting either for or against any aspect of the documents. Please note that this will be your last opportunity to have input into the overall management of Buttenshaw Park. Other opportunities for input will arise when funding is identified and the detailed design of components is underway.

    If you wish to attend the meeting, you will need to register at the Council Chambers between 6.45pm to 7.20pm on 29 June or you can download and complete the registration form here(External link). Registrations must be sent to council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au(External link) by 4pm on the day of the Council Meeting.

  • Final designs for Youth Play Space, with Pump Track, on public exhibition

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    Final designs for Youth Play Space, with Pump Track, on public exhibition

    Thank you to all who provided ideas and input into the design development. The final designs for the youth focused play space - including a pump track – are nearly ready.

    You can view the draft documents by clicking on the links above or going to the document library.

    Please take the time to give us feedback on what you like and what could be better. We are particularly keen to hear from those who may use it.

    This will be the final round of community consultation prior to construction.

    Please use this form to submit your comments by COB Monday 24 May.

  • Drop in session - Sunday 16 May - 1- 5pm

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    by Digital Marketing Coordinator,

    A drop in session on the Masterplan and Plan of Management for Buttenshaw Park will be held in the Group Fitness Room at Springwood Aquatic Centre on Sunday 16 May from 1 to 5pm. Please come along and have your say on the future of this important space.

  • Make a submission on the draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan

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    Use the submission form here.

    You can view the draft documents by clicking on the links here or going to the document library.

  • What is a Masterplan?

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    A Masterplan is a more detailed plan that guides future design to improve function and access, facilitate social activity and amenity for residents and visitors while recognising, respecting and enhancing the existing character. Masterplans must be endorsed by Council.

    The draft Plan of Management and Masterplan will cover the following areas:

    • The Springwood Aquatic Centre and Fitness Centre
    • The parkland area of Buttenshaw Park with the Sanda Friendship Gardens
    • The junior play area and parking area of the Great Western Highway
    • Bushland along the eastern edge connected with Birdwood Gully

    The main developments proposed in the Masterplan include the development of a play space for older kids, an upgrade or replacement of toilet facilities near the youth space, relocation of the junior play space away from the highway, improvements to the carpark alongside the highway and its expansion when the junior play space is removed, better pedestrian lighting, vehicular incursion barriers. Please note that currently the only project in the Masterplan that has been funded in the short term, is the play space for older kids which has been funded by the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability program.

  • What is a Plan of Management?

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    A Plan of Management is a legal document to guide how the park will be managed. The POM divides the park into high level management zones (categories) reflecting their current use. Each zone will be managed for a different purpose; bushland, picnic areas or waterways. It establishes permissible uses, developments and the level of maintenance of the land. These plans must be endorsed by Crowns Land and Council.

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