Smoothey Park Landscape Upgrade

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Submissions close 10 December 2020

Council is excited to share ideas to enhance the landscape of Smoothey Park. These plans provide a unique opportunity to enhance an already much-loved local park. By improving park ecology and identity, upgrading accessibility and wayfinding, more locals and visitors will be able to enjoy the abundant recreational and natural resources of Smoothey Park.

Briefly, the plan includes:

  • new staircases and an upgraded footpath to improve access
  • new planting and the removal of exotics to protect nearby bushland
  • new park furniture to replace the old and mismatched
  • upgraded signage to provide a consistent identity in the park

To enhance the landscape, Council believes existing through links should be retained while connections to adjacent streets should be upgraded. Additionally, degraded paths need to be resurfaced to improve accessibility and visual links and opportunities for passive surveillance should be increased.

Passive recreation areas such as sunny, open expanses of lawn should be retained and separated from bushland using path systems and edging. Opportunities for seating in these areas should be increased and park ecology can be improved through habitat regeneration and continued revegetation works.

Smoothey Park is currently home to an assortment of mismatched furniture, signage, fencing and lighting. Upgrading and consolidating these elements into a single suite that is in keeping with the North Sydney LGA will give Smoothey Park a more recognisable identity.

Redundant bubblers should also be removed and replaced if water supply is available. Creating discernible entry areas, particularly on Russell Street will help reinforce the park identity and draw more visitors in to the park.

This project is identified in the Smoothey Park Plan of Management, 2016. The project is funded in the 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Use the online submission form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

  • Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Mail - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For further information call Alicja Batorowicz, Council's Landscape Projects Coordinator on 9936 8100.

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council(External link) prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.


Submissions close 10 December 2020

Council is excited to share ideas to enhance the landscape of Smoothey Park. These plans provide a unique opportunity to enhance an already much-loved local park. By improving park ecology and identity, upgrading accessibility and wayfinding, more locals and visitors will be able to enjoy the abundant recreational and natural resources of Smoothey Park.

Briefly, the plan includes:

  • new staircases and an upgraded footpath to improve access
  • new planting and the removal of exotics to protect nearby bushland
  • new park furniture to replace the old and mismatched
  • upgraded signage to provide a consistent identity in the park

To enhance the landscape, Council believes existing through links should be retained while connections to adjacent streets should be upgraded. Additionally, degraded paths need to be resurfaced to improve accessibility and visual links and opportunities for passive surveillance should be increased.

Passive recreation areas such as sunny, open expanses of lawn should be retained and separated from bushland using path systems and edging. Opportunities for seating in these areas should be increased and park ecology can be improved through habitat regeneration and continued revegetation works.

Smoothey Park is currently home to an assortment of mismatched furniture, signage, fencing and lighting. Upgrading and consolidating these elements into a single suite that is in keeping with the North Sydney LGA will give Smoothey Park a more recognisable identity.

Redundant bubblers should also be removed and replaced if water supply is available. Creating discernible entry areas, particularly on Russell Street will help reinforce the park identity and draw more visitors in to the park.

This project is identified in the Smoothey Park Plan of Management, 2016. The project is funded in the 2020/21 Operational Plan & Budget.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Use the online submission form (see below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

  • Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Mail - North Sydney Council, PO Box 12, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For further information call Alicja Batorowicz, Council's Landscape Projects Coordinator on 9936 8100.

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council(External link) prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.