Open Space and Recreation

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Open space and recreation Strategy

The Open Space and Recreation Strategy is Randwick City Council’s plan to increase community access to quality parks, coastal areas, and sports and recreation opportunities. Good quality public open spaces improves physical and mental well-being and provides places to play, meet and socialise.

The strategy is a 10 year plan to help deliver Council’s longer term vision contained in our City Plan (Community Strategic Plan) through specific objectives and strategic approaches. The specific goals will be delivered as part of Council’s delivery program and annual operational plans and budgets.

Our overall objectives are to ensure every home in Randwick is within 800m of open space, and to maintain high satisfaction ratings for all our open spaces and any new open space or recreation facilities.

Specifically, we have set ourselves 39 strategic approaches to achieve our objectives. Some of these approaches include:

  • Creating public parks and plazas in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.
  • Advocating for public access to the remaining Federal land at Malabar Headland.
  • Improving signage along the Coastal Walkway.
  • Developing a Playground Plan focusing on diversifying and expanding play spaces to include provision for all abilities and adventure play.
  • Completing the Coastal Walkway to create a continuous pedestrian link between Clovelly and Botany Bay.
  • Identifying temporary and/or permanent sites for a BMX track with jumps, or mountain bike course.
  • Investigate off-leash dog areas in South Coogee, Kensington and Kingsford.

Read the strategy

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Register here for our webinar on Wednesday 23 June, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Council's Open Spaces team will be online, chatting about the strategy and answering your questions.


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HOW WAS THE STRATEGY DEVELOPED?

In 2020, Council consulted with the local community to learn more about how you spend your time outdoors and what you would like to see in the future. Using surveys, interactive mapping, drop in sessions, and workshops we received feedback from our local residents, sporting groups and peak sporting bodies.

The community consultation helped develop an Open Space and Recreation Needs Study, written to guide improvements to our parks, sporting facilities and open spaces, and assist in their future management. You can read more about the study and community consultation here.


CONSULTATION PERIOD: 1 TO 28 JUNE 2021.

Open space and recreation Strategy

The Open Space and Recreation Strategy is Randwick City Council’s plan to increase community access to quality parks, coastal areas, and sports and recreation opportunities. Good quality public open spaces improves physical and mental well-being and provides places to play, meet and socialise.

The strategy is a 10 year plan to help deliver Council’s longer term vision contained in our City Plan (Community Strategic Plan) through specific objectives and strategic approaches. The specific goals will be delivered as part of Council’s delivery program and annual operational plans and budgets.

Our overall objectives are to ensure every home in Randwick is within 800m of open space, and to maintain high satisfaction ratings for all our open spaces and any new open space or recreation facilities.

Specifically, we have set ourselves 39 strategic approaches to achieve our objectives. Some of these approaches include:

  • Creating public parks and plazas in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.
  • Advocating for public access to the remaining Federal land at Malabar Headland.
  • Improving signage along the Coastal Walkway.
  • Developing a Playground Plan focusing on diversifying and expanding play spaces to include provision for all abilities and adventure play.
  • Completing the Coastal Walkway to create a continuous pedestrian link between Clovelly and Botany Bay.
  • Identifying temporary and/or permanent sites for a BMX track with jumps, or mountain bike course.
  • Investigate off-leash dog areas in South Coogee, Kensington and Kingsford.

Read the strategy

Join our webinar


JOIN OUR WEBINAR

Register here for our webinar on Wednesday 23 June, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Council's Open Spaces team will be online, chatting about the strategy and answering your questions.


Make a submission
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS on the strategy


HOW WAS THE STRATEGY DEVELOPED?

In 2020, Council consulted with the local community to learn more about how you spend your time outdoors and what you would like to see in the future. Using surveys, interactive mapping, drop in sessions, and workshops we received feedback from our local residents, sporting groups and peak sporting bodies.

The community consultation helped develop an Open Space and Recreation Needs Study, written to guide improvements to our parks, sporting facilities and open spaces, and assist in their future management. You can read more about the study and community consultation here.


CONSULTATION PERIOD: 1 TO 28 JUNE 2021.

  • Council welcomes submissions on the Open Space and Recreation Needs Strategy. All submissions will be considered before finalising the strategy.

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    Your privacy: We will not make public your personal details, but we may use excerpts of your comments and feedback (without identifying details) as part of our community consultation analysis.

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