Varna Park Improvement Project

Project Background

In 2019, Waverley Council received funding from the NSW Government through the Stronger Communities Fund for $280,000 to improve Varna Park. Council will use part of this funding to make necessary improvements across the park to bring it into-line with the latest Australia Standards for safety and ensure it is fit for purpose. Improvement works identified by Council include:

  • A new picnic shelter to replace the existing picnic shelter which has reached the end of its useful life
  • A new drinking fountain to replace the old drinking fountain
  • New rubber softfall pads below play equipment to improve safety
  • New edging to the softfall mulch around the playground
  • New bin enclosures with dog bag dispensers
  • Removal of old seats which have reached the end of their useful life
  • Removal and pruning of any un-healthy trees in the park.

After accounting for the above listed works, approximately $180,000 of remaining funds will be allocated to further enhance the use and enjoyment of the park.

As part of the community consultation undertaken from 17 October to 8 November 2019, the community were asked to contribute their own ideas for the park.

Community Consultation
Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas and contributed to the consultation for the Varna Park Improvement Project!

We have collated your ideas and summarised the findings into a report recommending park improvements dependent on the following criteria:

  • support for the nominated idea
  • the available budget
  • the practicality of implementing and the value and benefits it would provide the community.

A concept plan has been developed based on the outcomes of the report and we are again seeking your feedback. You can view the community consultation summary report and concept plan in the Document Library to your right.

Next Steps
To have your say on the proposed improvements and concept plan, you can provide feedback through our online survey below. Feedback will be accepted until midnight, Monday 27 January 2020.

Project Background

In 2019, Waverley Council received funding from the NSW Government through the Stronger Communities Fund for $280,000 to improve Varna Park. Council will use part of this funding to make necessary improvements across the park to bring it into-line with the latest Australia Standards for safety and ensure it is fit for purpose. Improvement works identified by Council include:

  • A new picnic shelter to replace the existing picnic shelter which has reached the end of its useful life
  • A new drinking fountain to replace the old drinking fountain
  • New rubber softfall pads below play equipment to improve safety
  • New edging to the softfall mulch around the playground
  • New bin enclosures with dog bag dispensers
  • Removal of old seats which have reached the end of their useful life
  • Removal and pruning of any un-healthy trees in the park.

After accounting for the above listed works, approximately $180,000 of remaining funds will be allocated to further enhance the use and enjoyment of the park.

As part of the community consultation undertaken from 17 October to 8 November 2019, the community were asked to contribute their own ideas for the park.

Community Consultation
Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas and contributed to the consultation for the Varna Park Improvement Project!

We have collated your ideas and summarised the findings into a report recommending park improvements dependent on the following criteria:

  • support for the nominated idea
  • the available budget
  • the practicality of implementing and the value and benefits it would provide the community.

A concept plan has been developed based on the outcomes of the report and we are again seeking your feedback. You can view the community consultation summary report and concept plan in the Document Library to your right.

Next Steps
To have your say on the proposed improvements and concept plan, you can provide feedback through our online survey below. Feedback will be accepted until midnight, Monday 27 January 2020.