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Friday, August 09, 2019

Updating the Boronia Park Plan of Management

Hunter’s Hill Council is undertaking a revision and updating of the Plan of Management for Boronia Park – and is inviting Park users, neighbours, stakeholders and the wider community to contribute to the preparation of this new Plan.

The current (2015) Plan of Management is also being updated to enable Council and the community to determine the scope of two State Government grants that will benefit the Park’s facilities, enjoyment and management:

· $1 million for the Boronia Park Sports Precinct Upgrade Project – to enhance the sporting opportunities and facilities on offer at the Park.

· $200,000 for an all-abilities all-ages playspace.

For updated information about the playspace and the overall PoM read the 'What's Happening in Boronia Park' Newsletter.

About the Park

At approximately 24 hectares, Boronia Park is the largest area of open space in Hunters Hill. This popular park offers a range of leisure and recreation activities, as well as organised sporting uses, based on the area’s sizeable and environmentally significant bushland areas combined with a range of sport and recreational facilities and assets.

Boronia Park offers a rare combination of natural bushland areas, managed parkland settings, and developed sports fields and facilities that are not found elsewhere in the local government area. The Park:

· protects three endangered ecological communities, and provides valuable habitat for a range of native animals including several threatened species, with information signs explaining these values to visitors.
· is part of a regionally significant wildlife corridor linking Sydney Harbour and Lane Cove National Park;
· is the focus of on-going weed control and bush regeneration measures;
· is a listed heritage feature under Council’s LEP, and includes several items of Aboriginal cultural heritage significance and European historic heritage value;
· provides three full-sized sports fields (two floodlit);
· has been a venue for rugby union for over 100 years, and includes the historic grandstand at Oval No. 1;
· includes a turf cricket wicket (at Oval No. 1) and three high standard, lockable, cricket practice nets;
· has two sealed and one grassed netball courts;
· offers a junior playground and a mixed age playground;
· is heavily used by people enjoying casual or independent leisure and recreation activities;
· offers a range of scattered park and picnic furniture;
· is a popular venue for personal trainers, fitness groups, dog-walkers and other small group users;
· is an important visual element for both the local streetscape as well as views to and from the area;
· is traversed by the Great North Walk and offers a choice of internal bushland walking tracks;
· is the venue for community events such as the annual Moocooboola Festival, Food and Wine Festival and Carols by Candlelight;
· provides access to the Lane Cove River; and
· performs valuable stormwater management and water quality functions.

There are more opportunities to get involved

Council has received an overwhelming response from the community via surveys, phone calls, letters and emails, but there is still time to get involved by:

· Providing your views directly to Council by email: council@huntershill.nsw.gov.au, Ph: 9879 9400 or letter: PO Box 21, Hunters Hill, NSW, 2110.

For further information or to contact the project officer about the update to the Plan of Management please contact Alan Ginns, at Gondwana Consulting on e-mail alan@gondwanaconsulting.com.au or mobile 0429 913 300 or letter: PO Box 905, Narrabeen, NSW, 2101.

For information about the Park, and the revised Plan of Management project overall, please contact Council’s Acting Manager, Community Services, Annie Goodman on e-mail, goodmana@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or Ph: 9879 9400 or letter: PO Box 21, Hunters Hill, NSW, 2110.

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