Buttenshaw Park upgrade

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Buttenshaw Park is one of our four district parks receiving an upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program. This upgrade is creating an inclusive youth play space with adventure activities for teenagers.

Plan of Management and Masterplan now on exhibition

The purpose of these documents being on public exhibition now is to allow for further community feedback before these plans are finalised and then implemented. You may have seen a previous version of the Plan of Management and Masterplan, so we encourage you to look over this updated version and let us know if the amendments meet your needs.

Your input on these documents is very valuable to us and will be reviewed prior to the documents being adopted.

The draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan for Buttenshaw Park are now on public exhibition. We welcome your submissions and input on these documents until COB Monday 24 May, please use this form.


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Buttenshaw Park is one of our four district parks receiving an upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program. This upgrade is creating an inclusive youth play space with adventure activities for teenagers.

Plan of Management and Masterplan now on exhibition

The purpose of these documents being on public exhibition now is to allow for further community feedback before these plans are finalised and then implemented. You may have seen a previous version of the Plan of Management and Masterplan, so we encourage you to look over this updated version and let us know if the amendments meet your needs.

Your input on these documents is very valuable to us and will be reviewed prior to the documents being adopted.

The draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan for Buttenshaw Park are now on public exhibition. We welcome your submissions and input on these documents until COB Monday 24 May, please use this form.


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

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

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    12 Apr 2021

    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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    12 Apr 2021

    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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    12 Apr 2021

    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.

  • Next stage of community consultation

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    23 Jul 2020

    We are seeking feedback on the early stage preliminary Masterplan and on the inclusive youth play space design until 9 August 2020.

    We are still working on the Plan of Management which will be formally exhibited later in the year. To find out what a Plan of Management and Masterplan is, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • What is proposed for the new Play Space?

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    22 Jul 2020

    We had a great response from our young people via our fun interactive tool called the Funbobulator, about what they would like to see in this new inclusive youth play space with adventure activities for older kids. See the concept design for the play space.

    The most popular piece of equipment was the flying fox. Other equipment, such as the giant group swing and a two person spinner, were not far behind in popularity. All three pieces of playground equipment have been included in the designs, for review.

    Other stand out pieces of the design are the inclusion of a one-of-a-kind climbing structure, that is also a netted hang-out space. We also have a pump track - which is a fun, easy way to do a loop on your wheels of choice. Let us know what you think, via our survey.

  • Should I look at the preliminary Masterplan now or when it’s on formal public exhibition?

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    22 Jul 2020

    The preliminary Masterplan is in its early stages and we want to see if we are on the right track with this planning document.

    You can provide feedback on what has been written and also suggest elements to include. We can then make appropriate changes and provide a more considered Masterplan to formally exhibit later in the year.

    Compete our survey by 9 August 2020.

  • How will the new youth play space be inclusive?

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    22 Jul 2020

    There will be new pathways to, and around, the new play space that meet accessibility standards and provide equitable use for all park users. Several pieces of equipment in the concept design will cater for those with additional needs, such as the basket/group swing and the flying fox.

    There will also be break out spaces with quiet seating areas for those who may become easily overwhelmed. As we progress the design, we will continue to look at how we can incorporate best practice guidelines.

  • Online dance party

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    24 Apr 2020
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    7 - 9.30pm
    Friday 1 May

    Have some fun and join our family friendly online dance party. Complete the Funbobulator and then register to join the party.

    Register for the dance party now.

  • Stakeholder community forum

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    17 Apr 2020

    Stakeholders are invited to join us for an online community forum about Buttenshaw Park.
    Stakeholder community forum - 2-3pm, Thursday 23 April.

    Once you've registered, we will send you an email with the information you need to log-in and take part.

  • Surveys

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    27 Mar 2020

    We have two surveys currently available:

    Surveys close: Sunday 3 May, 2020