Rozelle Parklands - artist's impression

Rozelle Parklands working group

Project information

As part of the Rozelle Interchange project, a new park of up to 10 hectares will be constructed at the old Rozelle Railyards site.

Once complete, Rozelle Parklands will include a wetlands with a boardwalk, picnic and BBQ areas, play equipment, pedestrian and cyclist access and green fields for leisure activities.

The Rozelle Interchange project has prepared an Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) in consultation with Inner West Council, community and businesses. The UDLP determines items such as landscaping, tunnel portals, tunnels, service buildings, bridges, retaining walls, pedestrian and cyclist access, lighting and wayfinding, heritage, monitoring and maintenance.

While the Rozelle Interchange UDLP includes provision for two sports fields and four multi-purpose courts, it does not determine the potential recreational and sport use and maintenance for facilities not described in the UDLP.

The NSW Government called upon community members to apply to be part of the Rozelle Parklands Working Group, alongside representatives from the NSW Government and Inner West Council.

The purpose of the Working Group is to determine the optimal uses for the Rozelle Parklands that includes the recreation and sporting fields and to ensure all perspectives are considered across government, council, community and relevant groups, to provide the best outcome for the local community. The Working Group will provide a forum for collaboration between group members to enable a fair, sustainable, productive and sensitive outcome.

Transport for New South Wales is pleased to announce the members of the Working Group for the Rozelle Parklands.

The first Working Group meeting took place on 10 February, where the Group started the collaborative process to form a recommendation that will go to the Minister for Transport in mid-2021.

Three members of the community have been selected as representatives through an Expressions of Interest process. Each community member has strong connections throughout the community and is committed to exchanging information through their local channels to ensure community views are considered in the recommendation.

The community representatives are:

The Working Group is also made up of local and state government stakeholders who bring knowledge and expertise in sport and recreation, urban planning and open spaces. The government representatives are:

  • Caroline Butler-Bowden, Executive Director Public Spaces, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Cathy Edwards-Davis, Director Infrastructure, Inner West Council
  • Celia Murphy, Executive Director, the NSW Office of Sport
  • Rachel Wheeler, Executive Director Community and Place, Transport for New South Wales

If you would like to get in touch with the representatives to discuss your involvement in their consultation process you can via their email address above.

Meeting minutes and presentations are available below. The final recommendation will be available on this webpage.

 

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