To help us manage Cooper Park over the next 10-15 years, we want to know what you love about the park, how you use it, and how you’d like it to be used in the future. Your feedback will be used to develop a Masterplan and Plan of Management for Cooper Park.
Cooper Park is one of Woollahra’s most important open spaces. It is Woollahra's largest urban forest comprising 12ha of urban bushland.
The park has a number of recreation facilities and walking trails, and is home to many species of fauna and flora, including threatened species.
- Total area of 18 ha including 12ha of urban bushland
- Cooper Creek
- Walking tracks
- Tennis courts
- Two children’s playgrounds
- Community Hall
- Picnic areas
- Cricket pitch and practice nets
- Playing field
Have your say on the future maintenance and management of Cooper Park
Cooper Park sits on Council-owned land which mean we are responsible for maintenance and management of all assets in the park such as the sportsground, tennis courts, playground, garden beds, bushland areas, park furniture and other infrastructure in the park.
To help guide our management of Cooper Park over the next 10-15 years, we want to know what you love about the park, how you use it, and what changes or improvements you would like to see in the future. Your feedback will inform the Cooper Park Landscape Master Plan, which provide a clear strategy for improvements to the park over the next 10–15 years, as well as the Cooper Park Plan of Management, which is a document that guides how the park is able to be used and managed.
Plan of Management
A Plan of Management is required for all Council-managed community land in NSW under the Local Government Act 1993. The Plan sets out the current and future management values and targets and the permitted uses. In contrast, the landscape master plan guides and prioritises capital improvements to be implemented over time as internal and external funding becomes available.
We need your local knowledge to help us draft the Plan of Management and Landscape Master Plan. In recognising the importance Cooper Park has in the community, we have extended the consultation period to 11 weeks, which will allow us to understand what the community loves about Cooper Park, their concerns and what they'd like to see improved. Please submit your feedback via the short form below before Sunday 4 February 2024.
Cooper Park upgrades
A number of future upgrades in Cooper Park have already been approved and will be included in the Cooper Park Masterplan. We will consult the community on each of these projects before works start. Take a look at Cooper Park's recent and current projects by viewing the map here, and let us know if there is anything missing
Come talk to us
Attend a pop-up session to find out more about the strategies and speak to us about your ideas:
- Thursday 7 December, 4pm - 5.30pm at Cooper Park (adjacent the tennis courts)
- Saturday 9 December, 9.30am - 11am Cooper Park (adjacent the tennis courts)
- Thursday 1 February, 4pm - 5.30pm at Cooper Park (adjacent the tennis courts)
We will use your feedback submitted in this consultation to draft the Plan of Management and Landscape Master Plan in early 2024. We will then invite the community to review the draft plans during a public exhibition in mid-2024 to be considered by Council in mid-late 2024.