Community to give feedback on new foreshore urban park

  • May 10, 2016

Local residents will be able to have their say on the future planning of a new foreshore urban park on Neutral Bay, at a community open day on Saturday May 14.

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust will throw open the gates to the former submarine base, HMAS Platypus, allowing locals to view the site, attend information sessions and give their feedback.

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said the open day would allow residents to view the site and provide input into a management plan which will guide future planning for Platypus.

“The Platypus site is an important space for our entire community and I would like to encourage residents to come and visit Sydney’s next foreshore park, and importantly have their views heard” he said.

“The site comprises a series of connected public spaces and buildings which could be used for recreational, community or sympathetic commercial purposes.

“The Harbour Trust is in the process of developing a management plan to guide the revitalisation of the site and I want the whole community to submit comments and ideas to help shape its future.

“At the open day there will also be an opportunity to participate in a number of information sessions, so the Harbour Trust can hear your views on how we can make Platypus a wonderful asset for our community and all of Sydney,” he said.

The Turnbull government committed $20 million to fund the next stage of the transformation of the Platypus site.

Planning Open Day Information 

Date and time: Saturday 14, May 2016 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, with information sessions held at 10:45am, 12:15pm and 1:45p

Location:  118 High Street, North Sydney (the main entrance to the former base)

Transport:   Parking is limited in the surrounding area, so people are encouraged to walk or catch public transport

The site has been closed to the public for a number of years as major decontamination works were undertaken. For further information about the site and open day visit www.harbourtrust.gov.au