Varna Park Improvement Project

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Waverley Council is planning to make improvements to Varna Park. Council has received $280,000 funding from the NSW Government through the Stronger Communities Fund to improve Varna Park.

Council will use part of this funding to make the necessary improvements across the park to bring it into-line with the latest Australian Standards for safety and ensure it's fit for purpose. Improvement works are illustrated on the map in the document library and 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
  • No stopping yellow line-markings along Varna Street (note this will not change current traffic conditions but will improve visibility of no-stopping area and improve road safety).

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. We know the park is much-loved by the community and we would like your ideas on how the remaining funding should be allocated.

We have identified some possible ideas on our ideas board below. We invite you to vote for your favourite ideas and add any new ones you may have. You can add pictures, photos and sketches to help illustrate your idea.

Next Step
You can contribute to the ideas board and vote for your favourite ideas until 8 November 2019. Council officers will then evaluate all contributions and make further recommendations for park improvements dependent on the support for nominated ideas, the practicality of implementing them, and the available budget.

It is anticipated upgrade works will commence in 2020.


Waverley Council is planning to make improvements to Varna Park. Council has received $280,000 funding from the NSW Government through the Stronger Communities Fund to improve Varna Park.

Council will use part of this funding to make the necessary improvements across the park to bring it into-line with the latest Australian Standards for safety and ensure it's fit for purpose. Improvement works are illustrated on the map in the document library and 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
  • No stopping yellow line-markings along Varna Street (note this will not change current traffic conditions but will improve visibility of no-stopping area and improve road safety).

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. We know the park is much-loved by the community and we would like your ideas on how the remaining funding should be allocated.

We have identified some possible ideas on our ideas board below. We invite you to vote for your favourite ideas and add any new ones you may have. You can add pictures, photos and sketches to help illustrate your idea.

Next Step
You can contribute to the ideas board and vote for your favourite ideas until 8 November 2019. Council officers will then evaluate all contributions and make further recommendations for park improvements dependent on the support for nominated ideas, the practicality of implementing them, and the available budget.

It is anticipated upgrade works will commence in 2020.

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Consultation has concluded.