Waverley Open Space and Recreation Strategy

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Update April 2021: This strategy was adopted by Council on 20 April 2021. The consultation summary report, Council report and final plan are available to view here.

Background

Waverley Council has been developing the draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy (OSRS) in collaboration with the community to ensure we are planning and designing these spaces and facilities in line with community needs and expectations.

Thank you to everyone involved in Stage 1 Consultation, which was held in February and March 2019.

Your feedback has been used to form the draft OSRS, which is now open for community feedback.

About the OSRS

The OSRS is a road map that will guide Council in meeting the recreation and open space needs of Waverley’s community and visitors over the next 10 years. The OSRS establishes our collective vision for public recreation facilities and open space. It also determines the directions and action plan that will enable us to deliver on this vision across the local government area.

The OSRS includes a series of focus areas developed based on community consultation and analysis of existing facilities. These key focus areas for the next 10 years are to:

  • Develop an open space network and hierarchy to guide management and maintenance activities in line with the level of activity, facilities and level of service for each space.
  • Adopt a maintenance and servicing framework for parks and reserves that relates to the open space hierarchy.
  • Increase the capacity of our current sports fields.
  • Seek opportunities to increase the provision of community recreation spaces, and secure existing spaces that provide recreation opportunities to ensure they continue to do so in the future.
  • Improve the pedestrian environment and way-finding for walking routes around open and recreation spaces.
  • Improve the provision of toilets, seating and water fountain facilities at sports fields and along the Cliff Walk.
  • Establish a framework to support ongoing community and stakeholder engagement in the planning and management of open and recreation spaces.

Project Scope

The OSRS covers the entire Waverley local government area. It considers the provision of and demand for open space and recreation facilities for which Council has planning, management and maintenance responsibilities.

For the purpose of the OSRS, open space includes parks, reserves, beaches, significant walking routes, and recreation facilities include sports fields, and outdoor and indoor courts and equipment. The OSRS also considers support facilities, such as community halls in parks, barbecues and picnic facilities.

Waverley residents use other open space and recreation facilities that are not located in the Waverley area or that are not managed by Waverley Council, such as Queens Park and Centennial Park. The OSRS does not direct planning and management of these spaces.

How to provide feedback

Consultation on the draft OSRS runs for six weeks until 2 November 2020, and you can provide feedback below.

We held a webinar on 15 October 2020. If you missed it, or are interested in rewatching, please click here to view.

If you or someone you know is not able to provide feedback online, please contact us at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au or call 9083 8000 and we will work out other options for feedback.


Update April 2021: This strategy was adopted by Council on 20 April 2021. The consultation summary report, Council report and final plan are available to view here.

Background

Waverley Council has been developing the draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy (OSRS) in collaboration with the community to ensure we are planning and designing these spaces and facilities in line with community needs and expectations.

Thank you to everyone involved in Stage 1 Consultation, which was held in February and March 2019.

Your feedback has been used to form the draft OSRS, which is now open for community feedback.

About the OSRS

The OSRS is a road map that will guide Council in meeting the recreation and open space needs of Waverley’s community and visitors over the next 10 years. The OSRS establishes our collective vision for public recreation facilities and open space. It also determines the directions and action plan that will enable us to deliver on this vision across the local government area.

The OSRS includes a series of focus areas developed based on community consultation and analysis of existing facilities. These key focus areas for the next 10 years are to:

  • Develop an open space network and hierarchy to guide management and maintenance activities in line with the level of activity, facilities and level of service for each space.
  • Adopt a maintenance and servicing framework for parks and reserves that relates to the open space hierarchy.
  • Increase the capacity of our current sports fields.
  • Seek opportunities to increase the provision of community recreation spaces, and secure existing spaces that provide recreation opportunities to ensure they continue to do so in the future.
  • Improve the pedestrian environment and way-finding for walking routes around open and recreation spaces.
  • Improve the provision of toilets, seating and water fountain facilities at sports fields and along the Cliff Walk.
  • Establish a framework to support ongoing community and stakeholder engagement in the planning and management of open and recreation spaces.

Project Scope

The OSRS covers the entire Waverley local government area. It considers the provision of and demand for open space and recreation facilities for which Council has planning, management and maintenance responsibilities.

For the purpose of the OSRS, open space includes parks, reserves, beaches, significant walking routes, and recreation facilities include sports fields, and outdoor and indoor courts and equipment. The OSRS also considers support facilities, such as community halls in parks, barbecues and picnic facilities.

Waverley residents use other open space and recreation facilities that are not located in the Waverley area or that are not managed by Waverley Council, such as Queens Park and Centennial Park. The OSRS does not direct planning and management of these spaces.

How to provide feedback

Consultation on the draft OSRS runs for six weeks until 2 November 2020, and you can provide feedback below.

We held a webinar on 15 October 2020. If you missed it, or are interested in rewatching, please click here to view.

If you or someone you know is not able to provide feedback online, please contact us at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au or call 9083 8000 and we will work out other options for feedback.