Kingsford Smith Memorial Park draft Plan of Management

This consultation has concluded.

Kingsford Smith Memorial Park, KatoombaCouncil Meeting for Adoption of PoM - Tuesday 4 June 2013

The Public Exhibition of the draft Plan of Management for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park (KSMP) has now concluded. A report on the Public Exhibtion of the KSMP draft Plan of Management (PoM) will be presented to the Council meeting of Tuesday 4 June 2013, with the recommendation that this Plan of Management (PoM) be formally adopted.

Further information on the Council meeting, including the Report on KSMP PoM, can be found in the News Section of this page. You are welcome to attend.

The KSMP draft PoM version for adoption can be viewed from the library on this page.

A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was also prepared for KSMP, which help inform the direction on the Plan of Management. This CMP can also be viewed from the library.

Public Hearing

During the exhibition, a Public Hearing was undertaken on the evening of the 18 April 2013. This is a requirement under the Local Government Act. The report on the Public Hearing can be download from the library.

Kingsford Smith Memorial Park, KatoombaCouncil Meeting for Adoption of PoM - Tuesday 4 June 2013

The Public Exhibition of the draft Plan of Management for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park (KSMP) has now concluded. A report on the Public Exhibtion of the KSMP draft Plan of Management (PoM) will be presented to the Council meeting of Tuesday 4 June 2013, with the recommendation that this Plan of Management (PoM) be formally adopted.

Further information on the Council meeting, including the Report on KSMP PoM, can be found in the News Section of this page. You are welcome to attend.

The KSMP draft PoM version for adoption can be viewed from the library on this page.

A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was also prepared for KSMP, which help inform the direction on the Plan of Management. This CMP can also be viewed from the library.

Public Hearing

During the exhibition, a Public Hearing was undertaken on the evening of the 18 April 2013. This is a requirement under the Local Government Act. The report on the Public Hearing can be download from the library.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Conservation Management Plan

    about 6 years ago

    To help guide the development of the draft Plan of Managment,a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was prepared for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park.  This CMP provides direction for,  (1) Items of heritage value, including the stonework and pathways, sound shell and 'log cabin' toilet block, and  (2) The landscape of KSMP, including vegetation management, cool climate planting theme and the layout.

    The CMP is a guiding document which provides a framework to inform the draft Plan of Management, including the policies and actions.  The CMP, and its Appendices, can be downloaded from the 'library' on the right hand side of this web page.

    To help guide the development of the draft Plan of Managment,a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was prepared for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park.  This CMP provides direction for,  (1) Items of heritage value, including the stonework and pathways, sound shell and 'log cabin' toilet block, and  (2) The landscape of KSMP, including vegetation management, cool climate planting theme and the layout.

    The CMP is a guiding document which provides a framework to inform the draft Plan of Management, including the policies and actions.  The CMP, and its Appendices, can be downloaded from the 'library' on the right hand side of this web page.

  • PoM study area and background

    over 6 years ago

    Blue Mountains City Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management (dPoM) for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park (KSMP), 17 Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.    KSMP Composed of 2.14ha of cool climate gardens and open lawns in a deep amphitheatre setting, the main part of KSMP consists of Crown Reserve managed by Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) as Trust Managers (Crown Reserve 65643).  Established in 1936, this park is valued for its

    • Heritage Items
    • Unique cool climate amphitheatre landscape
    • Passive recreation
    • Outdoor venue

     The study area for KSMP includes the following parcels of land, and is depicted on the attached map in the library,

    • Crown Reserve No. 65643, 17 Gang Gang Street Katoomba, Lot 7-13 DP 10800.  Trust Name – Kingsford Smith Park, Trust Manager – BMCC. 1.213ha.
    • Council Community Land.  19 Gang Gang Street Katoomba. Lot 11 DP 4824. 0.045ha
    • William Street, Formed Road. 0.127ha
    • Gang Gang Street, part of Road Reserve. 0.29ha
    • Part of unformed Road Reserves of William St 0.3ha

    This dPoM provides direction for the heritage, landscape and uses of this Pa

    Blue Mountains City Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management (dPoM) for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park (KSMP), 17 Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.    KSMP Composed of 2.14ha of cool climate gardens and open lawns in a deep amphitheatre setting, the main part of KSMP consists of Crown Reserve managed by Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) as Trust Managers (Crown Reserve 65643).  Established in 1936, this park is valued for its

    • Heritage Items
    • Unique cool climate amphitheatre landscape
    • Passive recreation
    • Outdoor venue

     The study area for KSMP includes the following parcels of land, and is depicted on the attached map in the library,

    • Crown Reserve No. 65643, 17 Gang Gang Street Katoomba, Lot 7-13 DP 10800.  Trust Name – Kingsford Smith Park, Trust Manager – BMCC. 1.213ha.
    • Council Community Land.  19 Gang Gang Street Katoomba. Lot 11 DP 4824. 0.045ha
    • William Street, Formed Road. 0.127ha
    • Gang Gang Street, part of Road Reserve. 0.29ha
    • Part of unformed Road Reserves of William St 0.3ha

    This dPoM provides direction for the heritage, landscape and uses of this Pa

  • Further background on the Plan of Management

    over 6 years ago

    The parkland forming KSMP was initially established in 1931 from land that once belonged to the Hudson family, this land also including the historical Wadi Shaifa house located on Lurline Street. Located in close proximity to the Katoomba town centre, KSMP was a once a popular venue for events, the historical Sound Shell being a well known feature of the park. Being situated in a naturally formed hollow, the unique landscape of the Park includes a network of stone pathways and cool climate gardens developed into an ampitheatre. The Park’s first name, in 1935, was Jubilee Park to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. This was however changed in the following year to Kingsford Smith Memorial Park and Playground in honour of pioneer Austrailan aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935). The heritage and landscape values are significant features of KSMP.

    Some of the values considered important for KSMP include,

    • Close proximity to Katoomba town centre
    • History
    • Unique amphitheatre landscape design
    • Ornamental landscape plantings
    • Heritage items including the Entry Pavillion, Sound Shell, Toilet Block and stone work.
    • Venue function of the Sound Shell & amphitheatre
    • Native bushland remnants
    • Weed management for the Leura Creek catchment
    • Lawn space
    • Secluded setting
    • Memorial to aviation pioneer, Kingsford Smith.

    The parkland forming KSMP was initially established in 1931 from land that once belonged to the Hudson family, this land also including the historical Wadi Shaifa house located on Lurline Street. Located in close proximity to the Katoomba town centre, KSMP was a once a popular venue for events, the historical Sound Shell being a well known feature of the park. Being situated in a naturally formed hollow, the unique landscape of the Park includes a network of stone pathways and cool climate gardens developed into an ampitheatre. The Park’s first name, in 1935, was Jubilee Park to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. This was however changed in the following year to Kingsford Smith Memorial Park and Playground in honour of pioneer Austrailan aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935). The heritage and landscape values are significant features of KSMP.

    Some of the values considered important for KSMP include,

    • Close proximity to Katoomba town centre
    • History
    • Unique amphitheatre landscape design
    • Ornamental landscape plantings
    • Heritage items including the Entry Pavillion, Sound Shell, Toilet Block and stone work.
    • Venue function of the Sound Shell & amphitheatre
    • Native bushland remnants
    • Weed management for the Leura Creek catchment
    • Lawn space
    • Secluded setting
    • Memorial to aviation pioneer, Kingsford Smith.
  • Community Liaison Group

    over 6 years ago

    Community Liaison Group

    Council has formed a Community Liaison Group (CLG) to help guide the preparation of the PoM.  The CLG is composed of representatives from a range of relevant stakeholders including user groups, organisation and residents.  The CLG provided guidance and advice in the development of the draft PoM document.  The CLG will assist with the review of the comments from the public exhibition, and should an issues arise, provide further advice for the draft PoM at the end of the exhibition period.

    Community Liaison Group Contacts

    Kingsford Smith Memorial Park - Plan of Management

    NAME

    GROUP BEING REPRESENTED

    EMAIL

    PHONE

    Aunty Val Aurisch

    Aboriginal

     

    (02)4782 4607

    Steve Willcockson

    Aboriginal and Residents

    Steven.w@live.com.au

     

    Jenny Hill

    Bushcare - Leura Creek Sub Catchment

    plai09@hotmail.com

    0408 268 879

    Mark Jarvis

    Katoomba Chamber of Commerce

    gm@thecarrington.com.au

     

    Jan Cosgrove

    Metropole Guesthouse/Tourism

    metropol@pnc.com.au

    (02)4782 2417

    Aviad Panta

    Metropole Guesthouse/Tourism

    metropol@pnc.com.au

    (02)4782 2417

    Volker Schoeler

    Musicians - Blue Mountains City Band

    bmcband@hotmail.com

    (02)4782 7246

    Steve Maconachie

    Resdients

    smmaconachie@gmail.com

    0414 348 274

    Jed Walker

    Residents

    jadajama@gmail.com

    0410 101 397

    Cr Robert Stock

    Councillor

    rstock@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    0414 195 980

    Community Liaison Group

    Council has formed a Community Liaison Group (CLG) to help guide the preparation of the PoM.  The CLG is composed of representatives from a range of relevant stakeholders including user groups, organisation and residents.  The CLG provided guidance and advice in the development of the draft PoM document.  The CLG will assist with the review of the comments from the public exhibition, and should an issues arise, provide further advice for the draft PoM at the end of the exhibition period.

    Community Liaison Group Contacts

    Kingsford Smith Memorial Park - Plan of Management

    NAME

    GROUP BEING REPRESENTED

    EMAIL

    PHONE

    Aunty Val Aurisch

    Aboriginal

     

    (02)4782 4607

    Steve Willcockson

    Aboriginal and Residents

    Steven.w@live.com.au

     

    Jenny Hill

    Bushcare - Leura Creek Sub Catchment

    plai09@hotmail.com

    0408 268 879

    Mark Jarvis

    Katoomba Chamber of Commerce

    gm@thecarrington.com.au

     

    Jan Cosgrove

    Metropole Guesthouse/Tourism

    metropol@pnc.com.au

    (02)4782 2417

    Aviad Panta

    Metropole Guesthouse/Tourism

    metropol@pnc.com.au

    (02)4782 2417

    Volker Schoeler

    Musicians - Blue Mountains City Band

    bmcband@hotmail.com

    (02)4782 7246

    Steve Maconachie

    Resdients

    smmaconachie@gmail.com

    0414 348 274

    Jed Walker

    Residents

    jadajama@gmail.com

    0410 101 397

    Cr Robert Stock

    Councillor

    rstock@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    0414 195 980

  • Further Background on the Plan of Management

    over 6 years ago

    The parkland forming KSMP was initially established in 1931 from land that once belonged to the Hudson family, this land also including the historical Wadi Shaifa house located on Lurline Street. Located in close proximity to the Katoomba town centre, KSMP was a once a popular venue for events, the historical Sound Shell being a well known feature of the park. Being situated in a naturally formed hollow, the unique landscape of the Park includes a network of stone pathways and cool climate gardens developed into an ampitheatre. The Park’s first name, in 1935, was Jubilee Park to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. This was however changed in the following year to Kingsford Smith Memorial Park and Playground in honour of pioneer Austrailan aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935). The heritage and landscape values are significant features of KSMP.

    Some of the values considered important for KSMP include,

    • Close proximity to Katoomba town centre
    • History
    • Unique amphitheatre landscape design
    • Ornamental landscape plantings
    • Heritage items including the Entry Pavillion, Sound Shell, Toilet Block and stone work.
    • Venue function of the Sound Shell & amphitheatre
    • Native bushland remnants
    • Weed management for the Leura Creek catchment
    • Lawn space
    • Secluded setting
    • Memorial to aviation pioneer, Kingsford Smith.

    The parkland forming KSMP was initially established in 1931 from land that once belonged to the Hudson family, this land also including the historical Wadi Shaifa house located on Lurline Street. Located in close proximity to the Katoomba town centre, KSMP was a once a popular venue for events, the historical Sound Shell being a well known feature of the park. Being situated in a naturally formed hollow, the unique landscape of the Park includes a network of stone pathways and cool climate gardens developed into an ampitheatre. The Park’s first name, in 1935, was Jubilee Park to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. This was however changed in the following year to Kingsford Smith Memorial Park and Playground in honour of pioneer Austrailan aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935). The heritage and landscape values are significant features of KSMP.

    Some of the values considered important for KSMP include,

    • Close proximity to Katoomba town centre
    • History
    • Unique amphitheatre landscape design
    • Ornamental landscape plantings
    • Heritage items including the Entry Pavillion, Sound Shell, Toilet Block and stone work.
    • Venue function of the Sound Shell & amphitheatre
    • Native bushland remnants
    • Weed management for the Leura Creek catchment
    • Lawn space
    • Secluded setting
    • Memorial to aviation pioneer, Kingsford Smith.
  • PoM study area and background

    over 6 years ago

    Blue Mountains City Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management (dPoM) for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park (KSMP), 17 Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.    KSMP Composed of 2.14ha of cool climate gardens and open lawns in a deep amphitheatre setting, the main part of KSMP consists of Crown Reserve managed by Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) as Trust Managers (Crown Reserve 65643).  Established in 1936, this park is valued for its

    • Heritage Items
    • Unique cool climate amphitheatre landscape
    • Passive recreation
    • Outdoor venue

     The study area for KSMP includes the following parcels of land, and is depicted on the attached map in the library,

    • Crown Reserve No. 65643, 17 Gang Gang Street Katoomba, Lot 7-13 DP 10800.  Trust Name – Kingsford Smith Park, Trust Manager – BMCC. 1.213ha.
    • Council Community Land.  19 Gang Gang Street Katoomba. Lot 11 DP 4824. 0.045ha
    • William Street, Formed Road. 0.127ha
    • Gang Gang Street, part of Road Reserve. 0.29ha
    • Part of unformed Road Reserves of William St 0.3ha

    This dPoM provides direction for the heritage, landscape and uses of this Park

    Blue Mountains City Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management (dPoM) for Kingsford Smith Memorial Park (KSMP), 17 Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.    KSMP Composed of 2.14ha of cool climate gardens and open lawns in a deep amphitheatre setting, the main part of KSMP consists of Crown Reserve managed by Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) as Trust Managers (Crown Reserve 65643).  Established in 1936, this park is valued for its

    • Heritage Items
    • Unique cool climate amphitheatre landscape
    • Passive recreation
    • Outdoor venue

     The study area for KSMP includes the following parcels of land, and is depicted on the attached map in the library,

    • Crown Reserve No. 65643, 17 Gang Gang Street Katoomba, Lot 7-13 DP 10800.  Trust Name – Kingsford Smith Park, Trust Manager – BMCC. 1.213ha.
    • Council Community Land.  19 Gang Gang Street Katoomba. Lot 11 DP 4824. 0.045ha
    • William Street, Formed Road. 0.127ha
    • Gang Gang Street, part of Road Reserve. 0.29ha
    • Part of unformed Road Reserves of William St 0.3ha

    This dPoM provides direction for the heritage, landscape and uses of this Park

  • Council Meeting

    about 6 years ago

    This Council meeting is scheduled to commence at 7:30pm, in the Council Chambers, Civic Place, Katoomba, on Tuesday 4 June 2013.  The meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to attend.  If you wish to address the meeting, either for or against the adoption of the draft PoM, you are requested to be in attendance prior to 7:30pm to register your intention with Council Officers. 

    The business paper for the adoption of the KSMP draft PoM, will be available from Thursday 30 May at the Blaxland, Springwood and Katoomba Libraries (between 9:00am and 4:00pm) and Lawson, Wentworth Falls and Blackheath Libraries (between 9:00am and 12:00 noon).  The Business Paper is also available on Council’s web site from 12am Wednesday 29 May, at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/yourcouncil/councilmeetings.  The KSMP draft PoM version for adoption is available as an attachment to this report.

    This Council meeting is scheduled to commence at 7:30pm, in the Council Chambers, Civic Place, Katoomba, on Tuesday 4 June 2013.  The meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to attend.  If you wish to address the meeting, either for or against the adoption of the draft PoM, you are requested to be in attendance prior to 7:30pm to register your intention with Council Officers. 

    The business paper for the adoption of the KSMP draft PoM, will be available from Thursday 30 May at the Blaxland, Springwood and Katoomba Libraries (between 9:00am and 4:00pm) and Lawson, Wentworth Falls and Blackheath Libraries (between 9:00am and 12:00 noon).  The Business Paper is also available on Council’s web site from 12am Wednesday 29 May, at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/yourcouncil/councilmeetings.  The KSMP draft PoM version for adoption is available as an attachment to this report.