Have Your Say on Sydney’s New Park

Moore Park South Discussion Paper

In October 2023 the NSW State Government announced that 20 hectares of the Moore Park Golf Course, on Crown land, will be transformed into a new public park, leaving a 9-hole golf course to the south of Dacey Avenue. This proposal will transform a section of Moore Park South into green open space for community recreation in one of the densest parts of the city. The community is now being asked to share views on how they would like to use the new park and how the existing golf offering at Moore Park could be reimagined.

Future of Moore Park South Discussion Paper released by the NSW Government outlines the decision to transform the area on the western side of Moore Park Golf Course on the north of Dacey Avenue to public open space while retaining the 9-hole golf course, driving range and clubhouse.  Greater Sydney Parklands invites you to share your ideas on these plans for a new public park and golf offer within Moore Park.

Read the Discussion Paper. Consultation will be open until 10 April 2024.

The Paddington Society Response

The Paddington Society welcomes the additional open space in Moore Park for the benefit of nearby residents and greater Sydney. The new park will need good connections to the rest of Moore Park, Centennial Park and surrounding residential areas, as major roads currently isolate it. We recommend the introduction of pedestrian crossings and bridges/overpasses.

The new park will also need a landscape design that includes passive recreation, and Child Play, as a priority, since the rest of Moore Park largely caters for organised sport. The landscape design should also feature indigenous history, and utilise endemic species that encourage bio-diversity. We also believe that the new park needs a viable funding and maintenance plan to keep it public and not require the introduction of commercial enterprises.

In the interests of transparency, we request that Infrastructure NSW prepare a Business Case for the new Park, as they did for the Sydney Football Stadium. Submissions close on April 10 but late submissions are often considered.

Read the Paddington Society submission.

Submissions can be made by email to the NSW Planning Portal by April 10, 2024.

See more information on the Centennial Parklands website which includes the Discussion Paper.