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October 26, 2021

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Community views are sought on the way forward for Figtree Park in Hunters Hill Village, with concept designs outlining options for activating the space for greater public use and enjoyment.

Hunter’s Hill Council is inviting locals to participate and share their feedback on two early stage concept designs for the space, which is located between Ryde and Gladesville roads.

Two options indicate how new play areas, open space, an amenities building, seating and planting may be incorporated in to the park, as well as possible surrounding future retail, dining and community centre spaces.

One of the options has the potential to significantly expand the green and open space for general public use through the relocation of a membership-based Croquet Club.

The NSW Government has allocated $4.75 million in funding to the Council for the Figtree Park project, as part of the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, subject to Council meeting its 30 June 2021 planning acceleration targets.

The principles for the design scope are being finalised, and a consultation process is inviting the community to contribute.

The current consultation phase, which runs until 25 November, follows previous consultation in July and August.

Community members are invited to complete a survey on the concept designs, drop in to the park for pop-up sessions, join online consultation sessions, or express interest in participating in a Citizen’s Panel.

Details of these opportunities and the proposed concept design options are outlined on the Council’s website: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/figtree.

The Council’s Acting General Manager Nick Tobin said the present round of community consultation was aimed at gathering a range of views to help create a final project design.

“We’re committed to achieving a great outcome for as many of our community members as possible,” he said.

“This is one of the biggest projects to happen for many years in Hunters Hill and it has the ability to transform the way that our community enjoys our open spaces, as well as supporting the businesses and services that make Hunters Hill Village a great place to be.

“I encourage everyone to get involved – we want to hear from you.”

A potential view of a Figtree Park entry plaza, as seen from Gladesville Road.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
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