06 Mar 2024

Thank you for sharing your ideas to help us plan for the future management of Ballast Point Park

From Friday 22 December 2023 to Saturday 2 March 2024, Placemaking NSW invited the community to have their say on the current and future use of Ballast Point Park. This consultation period has now concluded.
Thank you for sharing your ideas to help us plan for the future management of Ballast Point Park

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts on what you love about Ballast Point Park, how you use it, and your suggestions for future improvements.  

Over 500 people participated throughout the consultation and these contributions will be invaluable in planning for the park's future.

Next steps

The feedback gathered during this consultation will be consolidated into a report that will inform the development of the Plan for Ballast Point Park. A summary of the community engagement findings will be included in the Plan, which is expected to be published in mid-2024. 

About 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 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. 

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. 

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