Upgrades to Parks and Playgrounds

Marks Park Upgrade

Waverley Council is making improvements to Marks Park to ensure we continue to deliver recreational facilities that support a healthy, happy and connected community.

The upgrade aims to improve access to the park and its facilities, provide a direct connection to Mackenzies Point, stop erosion of the park embankments and improve the play experience at the playground.

The upgrade works will include:

  • New footpaths providing step free access to park facilities
  • New stair connection between the park and Mackenzies Point
  • New accessible lookout point
  • New native landscape planting to stabilise the park slopes and prevent erosion
  • New playground upgraded to replace old equipment and expand the play experience.

Upgrade works will commence in early June 2019 and are due to be completed by September 2019, weather permitting. During this time, the park area and amenities block will remain open to the public. Only the immediate footprint of the works will be fenced off from public access.

The Marks Park Masterplan can be viewed here.

More Information

For more information and to stay updated on the Marks Park Upgrade please visit our Have Your Say project page here.

To find out more about the exciting new playground please click here.


Clarke Reserve Park and Playground Upgrade

In September - October 2018, Council received feedback from the community on the safety and play experience in Clarke Reserve. In response to this feedback, designs were drafted for an upgrade of the park and playground in line with Council budget at a value of $150,000. In February 2019, Council received funding from the State Government, Office of Local Government via the Stronger Communities Fund for a value of $100,000 to contribute to the playground at Clarke Reserve. This funding will allow us to provide further improvements to the safety and play experience of the playground. There will be opportunity for the community to provide feedback on these improvements in May 2019. Click here to find out more.


Marlborough Park and Playground Upgrade

Council is planning to upgrade Marlborough Reserve Playground to improve the play experience of the existing play space as identified in Waverley Council's Play Space Strategy (PSS). These improvements include providing a range of play experiences including active, imaginative, creative, social, quiet and free play; and encourage play in natural environments to promote and understanding of environmental process.
In  mid 2019, Council will be seeking feedback from the community on how the playground is currently used, and how we can improve it in the future. Visit this page or Have Your Say Waverley to stay updated.


Hugh Bamford Reserve and Williams Park Plan of Management


Council is preparing a Plan of Management and Masterplan for Williams Park and Hugh Bamford Reserve. In conjunction with the Plan of Management, a comprehensive long term plan illustrating the design direction for the site (Masterplan) will be developed. Together the Plan of Management and the Master Plan will provide strategic and operational direction for the design and management of the park over the coming decade. 

From April 2019, we're seeking feedback from the community about Hugh Bamford Reserve and Williams Park to inform a draft Plan of Management to better manage these important community assets, now and into the future. The values, issues and opportunities identified with the consultation with the community provide the key actions that contribute to achieving the overall vision for the Park. We expect the draft Plan of Management to be available for public comment July before being presented back to council requesting adoption.

If you would like to be involved in consultation and be updated about this  project, click here.


Thomas Hogan Reserve Upgrade

 From September - November 2017, we collected feedback from the community on the draft concept design of Thomas Hogan Reserve's central clearing and community hall landscape. With the valuable feedback received through face to face meetings, onsite design walk throughs and the responses from our survey on haveyoursaywaverley.com from the community, we have updated concept design, which can be viewed here.

This design will be further developed for construction with additional specialist advice on the details  of the design. Council has also engaged a qualified professional to develop an Ecological Restoration Action Plan for Thomas Hogan Reserve. You can view the Draft Ecological Restoration Action Plan and have your say here.


Barracluff Park Upgrade Consultation Commencing Soon

In late February 2018, Council engaged an external consultant to undertake an annual playground safety audits which highlighted issues with equipment pieces at Barracluff Park, which were beyond their serviceable life and required removal.  As such, Council fenced off the equipment.

Due to resourcing issues, this project was delayed to allow to time to develop an overall park upgrade (and not just an upgrade of playground equipment). This will ensure a better outcome for the community and a cohesive and well planned playspace and park for the community.

In the coming months, we will be asking the community for their feedback on the upgrade of Barracluff Park playground and it’s adjoining parkland. Once we have your feedback and develop a concept plan, we anticipate construction to commence in Winter 2019.

If you would like to stay in the loop on this project, please email OpenSpace@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

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