Sir David Martin Reserve Plan of Management

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Aerial view of the waterfront of Sir David Martin Reserve

Help us plan for the future management of Sir David Martin Reserve.

Council is developing a new Plan of Management for Sir David Martin Reserve, located on a peaceful harbour front in Darling Point, adjacent to Rushcutters Bay Park.

Sir David Martin Reserve is home to grassy and paved open spaces, heritage buildings and community facilities.

The new Plan will ensure we are able to protect, conserve and enhance this significant cultural and heritage site, whilst providing for the community's recreation and social needs within the Reserve.

You can help us create a Plan that achieves these goals.

We'd like to know:

  • when and how you use the Reserve
  • how you'd like to see heritage aspects restored and reused
  • what we can do to make the Reserve more attractive to the community
  • how we can improve overall visitor experience.

To have your say on the future management of Sir David Martin Reserve, register on Your Say Woollahra, then take our online survey. The survey closes Monday 22 April 2019.

Your feedback regarding the use of this historic maritime site will inform our draft Plan of Management, which will be placed on public exhibition for further comment later this year.

The map below shows the locations of the heritage buildings across the site, which are referred to in the survey.






Help us plan for the future management of Sir David Martin Reserve.

Council is developing a new Plan of Management for Sir David Martin Reserve, located on a peaceful harbour front in Darling Point, adjacent to Rushcutters Bay Park.

Sir David Martin Reserve is home to grassy and paved open spaces, heritage buildings and community facilities.

The new Plan will ensure we are able to protect, conserve and enhance this significant cultural and heritage site, whilst providing for the community's recreation and social needs within the Reserve.

You can help us create a Plan that achieves these goals.

We'd like to know:

  • when and how you use the Reserve
  • how you'd like to see heritage aspects restored and reused
  • what we can do to make the Reserve more attractive to the community
  • how we can improve overall visitor experience.

To have your say on the future management of Sir David Martin Reserve, register on Your Say Woollahra, then take our online survey. The survey closes Monday 22 April 2019.

Your feedback regarding the use of this historic maritime site will inform our draft Plan of Management, which will be placed on public exhibition for further comment later this year.

The map below shows the locations of the heritage buildings across the site, which are referred to in the survey.






  • Plans of Management for Crown Land Reserves

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    04 Aug 2020

    Sir David Martin Reserve is now included under the Plans of Management for all our Crown Land Reserves.

    The Crown reserves for which we are Crown land manager are: Bellevue Park, Camp Cove Reserve, Christison Park, Double Bay Beach, Forsyth Park, Gap Park (including The Gunyah), Lighthouse Reserve, Lyne Park (including Rose Bay War Memorial and Tingira Memorial Park), McKell Park, Parsley Bay Reserve, Robertson Park, Rose Bay Park, Rushcutters Bay Park, Samuel Park, Signal Hill Reserve, Sir David Martin Reserve (including Plantation Reserve), Steyne Park (including The Steyne and Steyne Park Foreshore), Tea Gardens, Trumper Park and Yarranabbe Park.

    A community survey to record your thoughts about the management and use of these Crown land reserves is open under the project Plans of Management for Crown Land Reserves.

    The survey closes on Friday 21 August.

  • Draft Plan of Management on hold

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    06 Nov 2019

    The draft report is currently on hold whilst the NSW Government considers listing the Sir David Martin Reserve on the State Heritage Register. If the listing proceeds, for certain projects, it will require Council to obtain approval under the Heritage Act 1977 from Heritage NSW. This additional approval process will add time to the delivery of the draft report which will need to be reviewed and amended prior to the 28 day Public Exhibition. Public Exhibition is anticipated to be scheduled in the early part of 2020 when dates will be made public. At this time submissions from the community will be welcome.

  • Survey now closed: Thank you

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    by AprilN, 23 Apr 2019

    Our survey has now closed.

    A big thank you to the more than 100 people who participated. We're now reviewing your feedback, which will help inform our Plan of Management for Sir David Martin Reserve.