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2022

Meeting 1
Date: 28 February

Major Community Issues Discussed
 
Centennial Homestead DA
  • The committee received a presentation about the evolution of the design for the Centennial Homestead.
  • The proposal is by the tenant Trippas White, this is not a Centennial Parklands development. Landowners Consent is to lodge the application which will then progress to a community consultation and DA consent application. The Trust is facilitating the public assessment process.

Toll House – Health and Wellness Centre
  • The committee received a presentation on the Toll House’s heritage and proposed adaptive re-use as a Health and Wellness facility.
 
Draft Greater Sydney Parklands Trust Bill
  • The committee received an update on the hearings and Committee report.
 
Farewell and thank you to Patrick St John (Chair)
  • Thanked Patrick for his leadership and contribution to the CCC over his two appointment terms.
 
Community matters / other business
  • Discussed Moore Park South East and the 3 tonne limit on nearby streets and the need for dedicated bus parking near EQ. GSP has raised this issue with Transport NSW who have included this matter in an action plan for the precinct that will investigate and assess all of the associated issues.
  • Discussed the concept of enhancing the parklands with some sculptures.
  • Works that have commenced at Queens Park on cycleway and pedestrian tracks are progressing well.
Meeting 2
Date: 26 April

Major Community Issues Discussed
 
Greater Sydney Parklands Trust Act 2022 
  • The committee received an update from the Chief Executive on current status of new GSP legislation.
  • Noted legislation has now passed the NSW Parliament and will come into effect on 1 July 2022.
 
Moore Park East Design Workshop – Initial Feedback
  • The committee received a presentation on outcomes of stakeholder workshops on the revitalisation of Moore Park East.
  • Noted outcomes of the workshops is being used to develop designs for Moore Park East for broader community consultation by mid-2022.
Cultural Garden and outer trail rehabilitation
  • The plans for a new Aboriginal Cultural Garden, with a connection to Country, at the Robertson Road Gates. The garden has been designed through consultation with Aboriginal groups.  
  • Noted the outer trail, near the Robertson Road Gates needs rehabilitation from increased visitation during COVID and impacts of recent droughts.
Urban native forest at the Sandstone Ridge Woodland 
  • The Committee received an update on planting of 200 trees at Sandstone Ridge, now underway. The planting is the last part of  a Greening Sydney Grant which has delivered 1330 new trees in Centennial Parklands. This is the biggest planting at Centennial Park since GSP was established.
  • Noted further planting (20 ficus) on Grand Drive by the end of May.
  • Noted new trees in the parklands has taken the tree population of Centennial Parklands to over 16,000.  
Wet weather event impacts 
  • The Committee received an update on the difficult few months in the Parklands due to the record-breaking rain event.
  • Noted in addition to the extreme rain - supply chain and labour shortages (due to COVID) are impacting service delivery and maintenance program but there are plans in place to get it back on track.
  • Noted need to investigate options to expand volunteer programs and report back to CCC.
  • Noted request for opportunities to discuss climate change mitigation and adaption in the Parklands and role of GSP and CCC to help educate community.