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2015

Meeting 1

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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 ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au


Sustainable Parklands Projects

The Manager Marketing and Communications gave updates on various projects:

  • South West hub contract is about to be awarded and work will start June 2015 – launch in September/October 2015
  • Mission Fields amenities block is currently with the Heritage Council to go on exhibition for 30 days
  • Musgrave Gates refurbishment is ongoing
  • Centennial Park Weather Station is currently being restored
  • Federation Pavilion damage due to dog urination to sandstone is being investigated and mitigation strategies tested

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

Events in the Parklands

Completed events include:

  • JP Morgan Challenge – 12 November 2014
  • Polo in the City – 15 November 2014
  • Tropfest – 7 December 2014
  • Santa Photos – December 2014
  • SlideStree – 26 January 2015

Upcoming events include:

  • Moonlight Cinema until 29 March 2015
  • Variety Cycle Starting Line 28 February 2015
  • Love on the Lawn (Wedding event) 1 March 2015
  • 145 Classic Ride for Youth 1 March 2015
  • Taste of Sydney 12 – 15 March 2015
  • Camp Gallipoli 24 – 25 April 2015

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au



Next meeting: Tuesday 21 April 2015, 5.30pm

Meeting 2

Date: 12 May 2015

Major Community Issues discussed

1. Project status updates

Ed Sanderson (Director Sport and Recreation) briefed the CCC on the:

  • Bat and Ball field floodlight project
  • The planned synthetic field in Moore Park and how community concerns are being addressed
  • Various upgrades to Moore Park Golf.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

3. Sustainable Parklands Projects

Craig Easdown (Manager Marketing and Communications) gave updates on various projects:

  • South West hub construction is progressing and a large number of submissions were received for the naming competition for this site. This project should be completed in September/October 2015
  • The Grand Drive resurfacing is complete but wet weather has delayed the line marking. This will be completely shortly.
  • Federation Pavilion damage due to dog urination to sandstone is was investigated and is now being repaired.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

6. Events in the Parklands

Completed events include:

  • Moonlight Cinema until 29 March 2015
  • Variety Cycle Starting Line 28 February 2015
  • Love on the Lawn (Wedding event) 1 March 2015
  • 145 Classic Ride for Youth 1 March 2015
  • Taste of Sydney 12 – 15 March 2015
  • Camp Gallipoli 24 – 25 April 2015 (relocated to the Entertainment Quarter)

Upcoming events include:

  • 24 May – Great Park Adventure
  • 30 May – Henry Parkes Birthday
  • 7 June – Sri Chimnoy run
  • 23 August – The Color Kun
  • 20 September – Running festival
  • 30 October – Listen Out music
  • 17 October – Run 4 Kids
  • 11 November – JP Morgan Challenge
  • 6 December – Tropfest

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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

Meeting 3

Date: 9 June 2015

Major Community Issues discussed

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

3. Sustainable Parklands Projects

  • South West Hub construction is continuing and the naming competition is progressing. This project should be completed in September/October 2015
  • The Grand Drive resurfacing and line marking is now complete
  • Repairs to Federation Pavilion have now been made and the Parklands is consulting with the community about potential ways to prevent further damage. For further information read the Parklands blog and complete the survey to provide input at: blog.centennialparklands.com.au/federation-pavilion-dogs/

4. Share the Park Campaign

The community is encouraged to provide feedback on two issues as part of this annual campaign:

  1. Suggestions for the preservation of Federation Pavilion at: blog.centennialparklands.com.au/federation-pavilion-dogs/
  2. Federation Way - Cyclist and Pedestrian conflict zone

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

6. Events in the Parklands

Completed events include:

  • 24 May – Great Park Adventure
  • 30 May – Henry Parkes Birthday
  • 7 June – Sri Chimnoy run

Upcoming events include:

  • 23 August – Color Run
  • 20 September – Sydmey Running festival
  • 17 October – Run 4 Kids (Starlight Foundation)
  • 30 October – Listen Out music concert
  • 1 November - Walk4Brain Cancer
  • 11 November – JP Morgan Challenge
  • 14 November - Polo in the City
  • 3 December – Moonlight cinema starts
  • 6 December – Tropfest

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

Next meeting: Tuesday 11 August 2015, 5.30pm

Meeting 4
Date: 11 August 2015

Major Community Issues discussed

1. City and South East Light Rail project

The CCC continues to represent community interests at the Community Reference Group meetings and provides feedback on draft documents.

2. Moore Park Master Plan

The Master Plan key stakeholder consultation is continuing. When complete, broader community stakeholder engagement will occur.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

4. Sustainable Parklands Projects

  • Moore Park synthetic field stakeholder feedback has been received and adjustments to plans made, especially regarding lighting spill and footprint of the field. Construction has commenced and the field should be open for bookings in October/November (with a start date early 2016)
  • Moore Park Golf car park will soon switch to paid parking (free for Moore Park Golf users – validated tickets with boom gate). The aim is to preserve parking availability for the Parklands’ nearby hirers and users
  • Mission Fields Amenities block rebuild has now started and a temporary site established
  • South West Hub construction is complete and the tender process is almost complete. After a fit out of the facilities the facilities should open in October
  • Plans are in place to locate three multi-generation fitness stations in Moore Park: near the footbridge; in Centennial Park near the Woollahra Gates (replacing existing station); and in Queens Park north which will be targeted at senior citizens. The NSW Departments of Communities and Sports and Recreation provided the funding which the Parklands has matched

5. Share the Park Campaign

The campaign was well received by the community with good anecdotal increase in awareness of ‘sharing’.

6. Events in the Parklands

Upcoming events include:

  • 15 August Science in the Swamp
  • 23 August – Color Run
  • 6 September – Warrior Run
  • 20 September – Running festival
  • 17 October – Run 4 Kids (Starlight Foundation)
  • 30 October – Listen Out
  • 1 November - Walk4Brain Cancer
  • 11 November – JP Morgan Challenge
  • 14 November - Polo in the City
  • 3 December – Moonlight cinema starts
  • 6 December – Tropfest

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

Next meeting: Tuesday 6 October 2015, 5.30pm

Meeting 5

Date: 6 October 2015

Major Community Issues discussed

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au


4) Sustainable Parklands Projects
The CCC received updates on various projects:

  • Moore Park synthetic field construction is ongoing and the field should be open for bookings in October/November (with a start date early 2016)
  • Moore Park Golf car park switch to paid parking (free for Moore Park Golf users – validated tickets with boom gate) at the end of October
  • Mission Fields Amenities block rebuild is progressing on track
  • The South West hub fit out has commenced following the appointment of providers. It will open in November at a naming launch event
  • Public comments on the three multi-generation fitness stations in Moore Park: near the footbridge; in Centennial Park near the Woollahra Gates (replacing existing station); and in Queens Park north which will be targeted at senior citizens are being evaluated


5) Events in the Parklands

Completed events include:

  • 15 August Science in the Swamp
  • 23 August – Color Run
  • 6 September – Warrior Run
  • 20 September – Running festival

Upcoming events include:

  • 17 October – Run 4 Kids (Starlight Foundation)
  • 30 October – Listen Out music concert
  • 17 October – Run 4 kids
  • 1 November - Walk4Brain Cancer
  • 11 November – JP Morgan Challenge
  • 14 November - Polo in the City
  • 3 December – Moonlight cinema starts
  • 6 December – Tropfest

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au


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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au



Next meeting: Tuesday 10 November 2015, 5.30pm

Meeting 6
Date: 10 November 2015

Major Community Issues discussed

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.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au


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:

  • Children’s Wild Play Garden tender process is progressing with a plan for a September 2016 opening
  • Moore Park synthetic field construction is ongoing and the field should be open for bookings in October/November (with a start date January 2016)
  • Mission Fields Amenities block rebuild is progressing on track
  • The South West hub fit out has commenced following the appointment of providers. There have been delays due to additional power requirements and the opening has been put back to late January/early February 2016
  • Public comments on the three multi-generation fitness stations in Moore Park: near the footbridge; in Centennial Park near the Woollahra Gates (replacing existing station); and in Queens Park north which will be targeted at senior citizens were received. As a result, the Queens Park station has been slightly relocated in response to resident concerns about noise.

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au

5) Events in the Parklands

Completed events include:

  • 17 October – Run 4 Kids (Starlight Foundation)
  • 30 October – Listen Out music concert
  • 17 October – Run 4 kids
  • 1 November - Walk4Brain Cancer

Upcoming events include:

  • 11 November – JP Morgan Challenge
  • 14 November – Polo in the City
  • 15 November – Red Bull Billy Carting
  • 3 December – Moonlight Cinema
  • 5 December – Tropfest Jr
  • 6 December – Tropfest
  • 15-17 January – Slide the City
  • 23 January – Electric Gardens
  • 28 February – Love on the Lawn
  • 5 March – Mardi Gras .

>> Have your say: email the CCC with your comments on this issue to ccc@cp.nsw.gov.au




Next meeting: Tuesday 9 February 2016 5.30pm

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