South Lawson Park

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(known as Lawson Parklands)

Council has now adopted the Masterplan and Plan of Management for South Lawson Park.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation process. Construction on the park is due to begin mid 2021.
Please see our news feed for regular project updates.

To view the Plan of Management which was adopted on 30 March 2021 go to: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/documents/plan-of-management-south-lawson-park

To view the Masterplan which was adopted on 30 March 2021 go to: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/documents/south-lawson-park-masterplan.

Features of the new park will include:

  • Accessible paths will go from both Ferris Lane and Wilson Street towards the new dog area and continue around as a loop walk so you can enjoy the quieter outskirts of the park.
  • Once inside the fenced dog off leash area, you can choose from several tracks and play zones with opportunities to play and run and rest.
  • The nature exploration area will offer opportunities for families to discover and be led by the natural features.
  • Close by, grass terrace seating creates a natural amphitheatre for informal gatherings and small community events.
  • Water refill stations will be available throughout the park.
  • We are increasing the edge of the riparian zone. This means planting more locally sourced natives to protect the creekline, swamp and wet areas.

The 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 the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.


Draft Plan of Management and Masterplan

The Draft Plan of Management and Amended Masterplan for the South Lawson Park (formerly Lawson Crown Lands) was on public exhibition finishing Sunday 21 February 2021.

  • A Plan of Management is a legal document to guide how the park will be managed. It establishes directions for planning, permissible uses, management and maintenance of the land. These plans are endorsed by Crown Lands and Council.
  • 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 are endorsed by Council.

South Lawson Park and Traditional Owners

Lawson Parklands (South Lawson Park) is a Gundungurra listed site, and Council has an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with the Gundungurra people. This is a legally binding agreement, which means the final plans for what we do on the site must be approved by the traditional owners of the land.

The City of the Blue Mountains is located within the Country of the Dharug and Gundungurra peoples. Council recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region.

For more information about this agreement click here and it is also available in the document library.

(known as Lawson Parklands)

Council has now adopted the Masterplan and Plan of Management for South Lawson Park.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation process. Construction on the park is due to begin mid 2021.
Please see our news feed for regular project updates.

To view the Plan of Management which was adopted on 30 March 2021 go to: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/documents/plan-of-management-south-lawson-park

To view the Masterplan which was adopted on 30 March 2021 go to: https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/documents/south-lawson-park-masterplan.

Features of the new park will include:

  • Accessible paths will go from both Ferris Lane and Wilson Street towards the new dog area and continue around as a loop walk so you can enjoy the quieter outskirts of the park.
  • Once inside the fenced dog off leash area, you can choose from several tracks and play zones with opportunities to play and run and rest.
  • The nature exploration area will offer opportunities for families to discover and be led by the natural features.
  • Close by, grass terrace seating creates a natural amphitheatre for informal gatherings and small community events.
  • Water refill stations will be available throughout the park.
  • We are increasing the edge of the riparian zone. This means planting more locally sourced natives to protect the creekline, swamp and wet areas.

The 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 the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.


Draft Plan of Management and Masterplan

The Draft Plan of Management and Amended Masterplan for the South Lawson Park (formerly Lawson Crown Lands) was on public exhibition finishing Sunday 21 February 2021.

  • A Plan of Management is a legal document to guide how the park will be managed. It establishes directions for planning, permissible uses, management and maintenance of the land. These plans are endorsed by Crown Lands and Council.
  • 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 are endorsed by Council.

South Lawson Park and Traditional Owners

Lawson Parklands (South Lawson Park) is a Gundungurra listed site, and Council has an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with the Gundungurra people. This is a legally binding agreement, which means the final plans for what we do on the site must be approved by the traditional owners of the land.

The City of the Blue Mountains is located within the Country of the Dharug and Gundungurra peoples. Council recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region.

For more information about this agreement click here and it is also available in the document library.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thankyou for taking the time to let us know your thoughts on the plans and designs for South Lawson Park (Lawson Parklands)

    The questions on the first page are about the draft Plan of Management and the questions on the second page are about the amended Masterplan

    You can choose to answer some or all of the questions, none are mandatory.

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