The Centennial and Moore Park Trust (the Trust) wishes to inform you about a proposal regarding the Ranger's Residence adjacent to Martin Road, Centennial Park, and to seek your feedback.
The Ranger's Residence, located adjacent to Martin Road, has been vacant since 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdowns occurred. Prior to this, it was used for short-term accommodation and as an occasional commercial filming location. However, due to noise and wear and tear on the property, its use as short-term accommodation was deemed unsuitable by the Trust, and so has not continued.
The Trust is now proposing to change the use of the Ranger's Residence from 'residential' to 'commercial’. This change is aimed at making the use of the Residence more appropriate and sustainable. Under the proposed change, a tenant may use the Residence for professional offices, such as architects, professional consultants, or solicitors.
The Trust will not consider any commercial use that would attract high traffic or require changes to the heritage interiors (e.g. medical, dental, retail, food and beverage).
While the Trust does not anticipate any negative impacts on residents living on Martin Road and the surrounding streets, we want to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on this proposal.
Have your say
Submissions to the community consultation closed on 27 October 2023.
Greater Sydney Parklands received three written submissions with the findings summarised in the What We Heard report.
This feedback will help us shape the project in a way that is considerate of the community's interests and concerns.
Residents will be informed of the outcome of the assessment process in early 2024.
For more information or inquiries, please contact Anthea Gardner, Greater Sydney Parklands’ Senior Manager Property Portfolio on 02 9895 7503 or email@example.com.
We have developed some FAQs to provide you with more information on this proposed change. We invite you to read through the FAQ to find out more about the proposal