Youth Recreation Area at Rushcutters Bay Park

Young people make up a 12 per cent of our community. The need for a youth recreation area to accommodate Woollahra’s young people aged 8-14 years was identified following extensive research and community consultation.

A brief history

In September 2015, Council determined Rushcutters Bay Park as the site for a youth recreation area. Seven months later, we held the first public exhibition of the concept plans. In response to community feedback, Council resolved to not progress with this initial concept and instead to develop revised plans for an alternative location within the park.

In February 2018, Council approved a new location for youth recreation area in Rushcutters Bay Park. In July and August 2018, new concept plans were put on public exhibition.

This revised plan provides convenient options for local kids to have fun and places for parents, carers and park users to meet, relax and enjoy the area. The amended concept plans include:

  • a new location away from the harbour foreshore and below the embankment of New South Head Road to minimise noise and retain harbour views
  • a basketball practice area and a series of skate and scooter elements designed for 8-14 year olds
  • landscaping including new trees and garden beds
  • improved seating, shade shelter, bike racks, a water bubbler and waste bins.

The plans do not include floodlighting and no trees will be removed.

On 15 October 2018, Council endorsed the Youth Recreation Area at Rushcutters Bay Park concept plan as exhibited, allowing for amendments arising during the detailed design process.

On 25 January 2019, the Heritage Council of NSW advised Council that it will be assessing the heritage significance for the entire Rushcutters Bay Park. An Interim Heritage Order for Rushcutters Bay Park was gazetted.

Where we are now

Presently, we are awaiting more information from the Heritage Council so we can respond to the Interim Heritage Order. During this time, we are progressing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) with our consultants.

Stay informed

Visit Your Say Woollahra to stay up to date on what's happening with the Youth Recreation Area at Rushcutters Bay project. On this page, you can read relevant project information, view concept plans and stay informed with the latest news.

Are you registered on Your Say Woollahra? Register now! You only have to register once to take part in any open Woollahra Council community consultation.

Young people make up a 12 per cent of our community. The need for a youth recreation area to accommodate Woollahra’s young people aged 8-14 years was identified following extensive research and community consultation.

A brief history

In September 2015, Council determined Rushcutters Bay Park as the site for a youth recreation area. Seven months later, we held the first public exhibition of the concept plans. In response to community feedback, Council resolved to not progress with this initial concept and instead to develop revised plans for an alternative location within the park.

In February 2018, Council approved a new location for youth recreation area in Rushcutters Bay Park. In July and August 2018, new concept plans were put on public exhibition.

This revised plan provides convenient options for local kids to have fun and places for parents, carers and park users to meet, relax and enjoy the area. The amended concept plans include:

  • a new location away from the harbour foreshore and below the embankment of New South Head Road to minimise noise and retain harbour views
  • a basketball practice area and a series of skate and scooter elements designed for 8-14 year olds
  • landscaping including new trees and garden beds
  • improved seating, shade shelter, bike racks, a water bubbler and waste bins.

The plans do not include floodlighting and no trees will be removed.

On 15 October 2018, Council endorsed the Youth Recreation Area at Rushcutters Bay Park concept plan as exhibited, allowing for amendments arising during the detailed design process.

On 25 January 2019, the Heritage Council of NSW advised Council that it will be assessing the heritage significance for the entire Rushcutters Bay Park. An Interim Heritage Order for Rushcutters Bay Park was gazetted.

Where we are now

Presently, we are awaiting more information from the Heritage Council so we can respond to the Interim Heritage Order. During this time, we are progressing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) with our consultants.

Stay informed

Visit Your Say Woollahra to stay up to date on what's happening with the Youth Recreation Area at Rushcutters Bay project. On this page, you can read relevant project information, view concept plans and stay informed with the latest news.

Are you registered on Your Say Woollahra? Register now! You only have to register once to take part in any open Woollahra Council community consultation.

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