11 Dec 2023

Share your ideas and help us plan for the future management of Ballast Point Park

We want to understand what you love about Ballast Point Park, how you use it and any elements you would like to see improved.
Share your ideas and help us plan for the future management of Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point is on Wangal Country. Its unique setting holds layers of history and it is an important public space for the community of Balmain and the broader Sydney community.

The Plan will guide the ongoing operation and management of Ballast Point Park to preserve its natural beauty, rich heritage, and leafy recreation spaces. 

Placemaking NSW is seeking community feedback to understand what people love about Ballast Point Park, how it is used, and any elements that need improvement.

The Park is a 2.6-hectare site with areas for picnicking and walking along the foreshore as well as spaces to enjoy the spectacular views and historic remains from when the area was originally one of Sydney's major oil distribution sites. 

Your thoughts and feedback are important to help shape the immediate and long-term priorities for the park so it continues to be a place that everyone can enjoy.

Have your say

This community engagement will run from Friday 22 December 2023 to Saturday 2 March 2024.

There are a number of ways to have your say: 

  • Complete a short online survey to tell us how you currently use the area, what you would like to see improved and any big ideas you have for its use. Complete the survey here.

  • Visit a local pop up event: 

    • Rozelle Markets, Saturday 24 February 2024, 9.00am - 11.00am

    • Ballast Point Park, Saturday 24 February 2024, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

    • Ballast Point Park, Wednesday 28 February 2024, 8.00am - 10.00am

    • Rozelle Markets, Saturday 2 March 2024, 9.00am - 11.00am

  • Attend a community workshop: Register your interest to attend a community workshop to be held at Hannaford Community Centre, 608 Darling St, Rozelle on Wednesday 21 February 2024, 6.00pm - 8.00pm. Spots are limited to 30 participants. Register your details here.

  • Upload your submission as an individual or group here.

What is the purpose of the Plan?

The Plan will set the management framework for Ballast Point Park to help guide its ongoing operation, management and improvement.

Why is the Plan being prepared?

The community has been using and enjoying the park for almost 15 years since it first opened. We want to understand how use of the park has evolved, revisit the park’s values and why it is special to our community. This Plan will act as a guide for managing the park to ensure it remains a great place for all visitors to enjoy.

When will the Plan be finalised?

The findings from this community engagement will inform the Plan for Ballast Point Park which is expected to be published in June 2024.

Images: McGregor Coxall Media