The ‘recreational heartbeat’ of our city since 1866, Moore Park is one of Australia’s most culturally significant parks with a rich and varied history. It is a place for everyone, providing numerous benefits for our community - a place to play, a place to relax, a place to be entertained and a place to gather.
In its 150 year history Moore Park has never had a comprehensive master plan. Developed over 2 years, Moore Park 2040 addresses this need providing a blueprint to guide the direction and management of the Park over the next 25 years. You can view the Plan via this link: moorepark.sydney/
Key features of the Plan
- More trees and 'greening’ of the Park (250 trees to be planted)
- Improved access for cyclists and pedestrians (10 kilometres of new and enhanced pathways)
- Greater provision for passive recreation (11% increase in space for passive recreational activities)
- Greater emphasis on heritage conservation
- New and enhanced facilities for high performance and community sport
- Rationalisation of car parking
- Integration with the new Light Rail network
Consultation – how we listened to you
Extensive consultation was undertaken in two stages in developing the master plan. Initially, ‘7 Big Ideas for Moore Park’ were exhibited for a six week period in August – September 2015 to get public and stakeholder input on the future of Moore Park. Based on feedback from this process a draft plan was prepared.
The draft plan was then publicly exhibited in November – December 2016 and following a strong public awareness campaign and an eight week consultation process, over 700 responses were received (a combination of formal submissions, online surveys and face-to-face discussions).
What you loved about the Plan:
This feedback was critical in influencing the final recommendations of the Plan.
Implementing the Plan
While Moore Park is a long term strategic planning document we have already begun working on a number of key projects recommended in the Plan including:
- Facilitation of the NSW Government’s South East Light Rail project
- Upgrading the Moore Park Golf Driving Range
- Restoration of the historically significant Toll House
- Extensive tree planting
- Stage 1 (new car park) of the redevelopment of ES Marks Field
- Relocation of the Anzac Obelisk to Moore Park East.
You can keep in touch with us, and learn more about the progress in implementing the plan through:
Another consultation channel that exists to make your voice heard over any matters relating to Moore Park is the Centennial Parklands Community Consultative Committee. Find out more.