Date: 10 February 2015
Major Community Issues discussed
New member introductions
The CCC welcomed two new members April Palmerlee and Julie Osborne Grand Drive resurfacing project
The Director Sport and Recreation briefed the CCC on the Grand Drive resurfacing project. This $1.5 million refurbishment will hopefully last 30 years and provide a better road surface for all park users. The project is scheduled to commence 30 March and complete 30 April 2015 and will be undertaken overnight, every night (pending weather) from 5.30pm to 5.30am. Grand Drive will be closed around 7pm and reopened each day (ready for use) by 6am.
There will be new traffic calming and safety improvements for Robertson Road entry and exit (new line markings), Randwick gates (new line markings) and the Hamilton Drive intersection (a physical change). In addition, the cycle lane width will be marked consistently at 3.5m throughout the park.
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Centennial Parklands Foundation presentation
The Executive Officer, Foundation presented to the CCC on the Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden project. The Foundation secured a grant from the Ian Potter Foundation for $1.5 million for the Children’s Wild Play Garden and needs to raise another $1 million to complete the garden. A campaign to raise these funds will commence on 6 March 2015 at a launch event. The garden is anticipated to open mid 2016.
Join us at the launch event: www.yourparklands.org.au/upcoming_events/wild_play_party or make a donation at www.wildplaygarden.org.au Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020
The Director Visitor Experience presented the Strategic Plan to the CCC which outlines the vision, values, strategic priorities and ten strategic programs for the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands. CSELR Light Rail update and Anzac Parade footbridge
The CCC submitted a response in December 2014 to the proposed design modifications of the Light Rail Project. The Trust also sent a submission. The project’s response to all submissions received is now online at: majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=6853
The light rail project team will come and provide a formal update to the CCC at the next meeting.
The Anzac Parade footbridge will be ‘operational’ for the World Cup but then not accessible due to the light rail construction. The committee noted the cost increases for the bridge, reported at $13 million in the Wentworth Courier and SMH. Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to firstname.lastname@example.org Sustainable Parklands Projects
The Manager Marketing and Communications gave updates on various projects:
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Completed events include:
Upcoming events include:
Next meeting: Tuesday 21 April 2015, 5.30pm
Date: 12 May 2015
1. Project status updates
Ed Sanderson (Director Sport and Recreation) briefed the CCC on the:
2. Moore Park Master Plan
The Master Plan process has recommenced (placed on hold since 2014) and planning is being undertaken for the community consultation part of the input into the Master Plan.
3. Sustainable Parklands Projects
Craig Easdown (Manager Marketing and Communications) gave updates on various projects:
4. CSELR Light Rail update / Anzac Parade footbridge update
The CCC is continuing to attend Light Rail Community Reference Group meetings to provide input into the planning of the route. The footbridge is due to be completed in three weeks.
5. Share the Park Campaign
This annual campaign will run from 2 to 21 June. The focus as usual will be to raise awareness of safety within the Parklands and also the different users and the role and aim of the CCC.
In conjunction, the Parklands will seek community feedback on how to improve the flow of users along Federation Way because there is currently some confusion about the division of cyclists and pedestrians on the two footpaths.
6. Events in the Parklands
7. Centennial Park History Walk app
The CCC noted that the Centennial Park History Walk App was shortlisted for a Heritage Award from the National Trust. Next meeting: Tuesday 9 June 2015, 5.30pm
Date: 9 June 2015
1. City and South East Light Rail project
Transport for NSW and ALTRAC representatives attended the meeting and provided an update on the project status. The CCC noted that construction will commence in September 2015 in Moore Park and progressively come across to Anzac Parade and Alison Road as per the construction timeline. The CCC raised a number of questions both generally and specifically on issues relating to the Alison Road realignment. Transport for NSW committed to responding to these (and subsequent to the meeting, a written response was received).
Transport for NSW has also requested the CCC submit any comments on the recently published draft detailed management plans. A submission was made by the CCC subsequent to the meeting.
2. Moore Park Master Plan
The Master Plan consultation process will begin in July 2015 and a meeting specifically for CCC members has been scheduled. The community will be consulted as part of a broader stakeholder plan.
4. Share the Park Campaign
The community is encouraged to provide feedback on two issues as part of this annual campaign:
5. Moore Park 150th Anniversary
Moore Park celebrates its 150 Anniversary next year and planning is underway. The CCC would welcome any suggestions from community members as to how you would like to celebrate this milestone.
Next meeting: Tuesday 11 August 2015, 5.30pm
The CCC continues to represent community interests at the Community Reference Group meetings and provides feedback on draft documents.
The Master Plan key stakeholder consultation is continuing. When complete, broader community stakeholder engagement will occur.
3. Stadia Plan on Moore Park
The CCC continues to formally and informally represent community opposition to any loss of green space in the Parklands.
4. Sustainable Parklands Projects
5. Share the Park Campaign
The campaign was well received by the community with good anecdotal increase in awareness of ‘sharing’.
Next meeting: Tuesday 6 October 2015, 5.30pm
Date: 6 October 2015
1) Recruitment for CCC members Applications are being called for membership of the CCC and close on 23 October.
2) Moore Park Master Plan The Master Plan key stakeholder consultation is continuing. The CCC received a briefing from Elton Consulting during the meeting and will provide formal feedback as part of the broader community stakeholder engagement process.
3) Stadia Plan on Moore Park The CCC continues to formally and informally represent community opposition to any loss of green space in the Parklands. The CCC sent letters to both the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust and the Premier regarding rumours that the SCG Trust and/or the NSW Government were seeking to build on either of Moore Park East or West and stating their strong objection to any such effective transfer of ownership from the CP Trust to the SCG Trust.
4) Sustainable Parklands Projects The CCC received updates on various projects:
5) Events in the Parklands
6) Other business ALTRAC (Light Rail organisation) confirmed that the right hand turn from Alison Road to Darley Street heading west will be retained. This is in response to concerns raised by the CCC (and other stakeholders) regarding potentially reduced access into Centennial Park following the construction of the Light Rail.
Next meeting: Tuesday 10 November 2015, 5.30pm
1) Recruitment for CCC members Applications closed and are currently being assessed.
2) Moore Park Master Plan The Master Plan community consultation has commenced. The CCC has prepared a draft submission on the ‘Seven big ideas’ which was reviewed during the meeting. It will be submitted before the deadline of 21 December 2015.
3) Horticulture in Centennial Parklands The CCC received a fascinating briefing from Jimmy Turner (Director Horticulture Management) and Dale Dixon (Manager, Horticulture).These positions are now responsible for Centennial Parklands as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Parklands will benefit from a new strategy for horticulture and formal and informal plantings.
4) Sustainable Parklands Projects Jenni Calzini (Acting Director Strategy and Projects) and Craig Easdown (Manager – Communications and Public Affairs) gave updates on various projects:
5) Events in the Parklands
Next meeting: Tuesday 9 February 2016 5.30pm