Update: November 2019
The NSW Government is considering the listing of Rushcutters Bay Park and adjacent areas including Yarranabbe Park and Sir David Martin Reserve on the State Heritage Register.
In response, Council is preparing a submission to the Heritage Council of NSW's public exhibition, which concludes on 20 November.
Impact of heritage listing
If the listing proceeds, it means that for certain projects, we will be required to obtain approval under the Heritage Act 1977 from Heritage NSW. This additional approval process may adversely impact the delivery timescales of projects or may even stop a project from proceeding altogether.
Examples of projects that would require approval under the Heritage Act 1977 include:
- the youth recreation area for 8-14 year olds
- steps to access the harbour from Yarranabbe Park
- improvements to Sir David Martin Reserve, as identified through the current review of the Plan of Management, including the opening of the Sayonara Slipway
- future upgrades to the children's playgrounds, fitness stations and amenities buildings
- events held within the reserves
- sports field upgrades.
How to have your say
As with all consultations, it is important for the State Government to hear views that are representative of the whole community.
If you would like to make a submission to the NSW Government's public exhibition, please:
- Post your submission to Heritage Council of NSW, Locked Bag 5020, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124
- Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find more information
Please visit the NSW Office of Heritage and Environment website for more information about the government's proposed heritage listing.
Please contact Emma Dortins at the Heritage Council of NSW on (02) 9585 6465 or email@example.com.