Marks Park Landscaping Works

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

This consultation closed on 25 March 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. For updates on this project, please scroll down to the 'News' below.

At the 19 November 2019 Council Meeting, Council unanimously moved a resolution to 'undertake additional landscaping works at Marks Park headland, including regrading adjacent to the ridgeline path, to maximise the sculpture placement potential for future events.'

We have prepared a draft plan indicating the extent of the works at Marks Park to achieve the aims outlined in the Council report.

The works proposed will include:

  • importing and spreading an estimated 360 cubic metres of clean fill
  • turfing the affected areas an approximate 1500 sq m
  • removing and reinstalling existing irrigation lines
  • rectifying drainage issues with subsoil drainage infrastructure created by modifying the landform.

The works are expected to cost approximately $180,000 (previously stated as $100,000) and are proposed to be expedited for construction to ensure they are completed ahead of the 2020 Sculpture by the Sea event.

More information on the proposed works is available in the downloadable files in the Document Library.

Any questions? Please contact our Senior Landscape Architect, Andrew Chau at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au


This consultation closed on 25 March 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. For updates on this project, please scroll down to the 'News' below.

At the 19 November 2019 Council Meeting, Council unanimously moved a resolution to 'undertake additional landscaping works at Marks Park headland, including regrading adjacent to the ridgeline path, to maximise the sculpture placement potential for future events.'

We have prepared a draft plan indicating the extent of the works at Marks Park to achieve the aims outlined in the Council report.

The works proposed will include:

  • importing and spreading an estimated 360 cubic metres of clean fill
  • turfing the affected areas an approximate 1500 sq m
  • removing and reinstalling existing irrigation lines
  • rectifying drainage issues with subsoil drainage infrastructure created by modifying the landform.

The works are expected to cost approximately $180,000 (previously stated as $100,000) and are proposed to be expedited for construction to ensure they are completed ahead of the 2020 Sculpture by the Sea event.

More information on the proposed works is available in the downloadable files in the Document Library.

Any questions? Please contact our Senior Landscape Architect, Andrew Chau at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au


  • August 2020: Notification of works

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    To ensure that Council can continue to provide a safe space to the local community and Sculptures by the Sea, we are required to upgrade areas of turf in Marks Park. The works will aim to improve the condition of the embankment around the perimeter path close to the new staircase at Mackenzies Point.

    Council carried out community consultation on the proposed works and received 13 responses. Of these, the key themes that arose were concerns over the cost of the project, and the loss of green space.

    Following the conclusion of the public exhibition period, Council Officers had further on-site meetings with Sculpture by the Sea representatives in order to revise the scope of work required and to reduce the projected cost of work.

    A report with an updated scope went to the Operations and Community Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 7 July 2020 and was passed. The works are scheduled to commence 3 August 2020.

    The upgrade will include:

    • Earthworks, regrading and drainage
    • New turf

    During this time, the footprint of works will be fenced off within the park. Park access will remain open as will the perimeter path and connection to the coastal walk.

    There will be noise from the construction but we will make every effort to minimise the inconvenience to you by ensuring that no loud works occur prior to 7.30am.