Rathmines Park draft Conservation Management Plan

Consultation has concluded

Thank you for your participation in the Rathmines Park draft Conservation Management Plan consultation. All feedback received has now been reviewed and you can view the engagement summary.

We have now submitted the draft Plan to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for endorsement. It is expected this could take up to six months. We will provide further information about the consultation to develop the Master Plan and Plan of Management once the Conservation Management Plan has been endorsed.

Rathmines Park is an area with significant local and national historical value, recognised by its inclusion on the NSW State Heritage Register. The Rathmines RAAF seaplane base played a pivotal role in the defence of Australia in World War II. It was the largest seaplane base in the Southern Hemisphere and was the longest serving during the war effort. It is the most intact example of an RAAF WWII seaplane base in Australia.

The Rathmines Park draft Conservation Management Plan has been prepared to further understand the heritage of the site by investigating its historical and geographical context, research potential and importance to the community.

Thank you for your participation in the Rathmines Park draft Conservation Management Plan consultation. All feedback received has now been reviewed and you can view the engagement summary.

We have now submitted the draft Plan to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for endorsement. It is expected this could take up to six months. We will provide further information about the consultation to develop the Master Plan and Plan of Management once the Conservation Management Plan has been endorsed.

Rathmines Park is an area with significant local and national historical value, recognised by its inclusion on the NSW State Heritage Register. The Rathmines RAAF seaplane base played a pivotal role in the defence of Australia in World War II. It was the largest seaplane base in the Southern Hemisphere and was the longest serving during the war effort. It is the most intact example of an RAAF WWII seaplane base in Australia.

The Rathmines Park draft Conservation Management Plan has been prepared to further understand the heritage of the site by investigating its historical and geographical context, research potential and importance to the community.

Rathmines Park is an area with significant local and national historical value, recognised by its inclusion on the NSW State Heritage Register.

If you would like to share a story of Rathmines Park, please do so here. 

Thank you for sharing your Rathmines Park story. If you haven't already done so, please review the Rathmines Park draft Conservation Management Plan and share your feedback in the discussion forum or upload a submission.

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Regards,

The Project Team.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Disposal of the Catalina Aircraft after end of WW2

    by John Cain, 8 months ago

    My name is John Cain, I grew up in the Toronto area, Blackalls Park. I attended with my late Father, the Auction Sale of all Surplus Aircraft on the  Rathmines Catalina Base a couple years after the end of the Second World War (WW2)  as well as Cataliners that were decommissioned there were. Several fixed wing aircraft being Auctioned off, I am not sure of the exact  year but may. Have been around 1949-1950 .1951 My father Purchased 2 of the Surplus

    Cataliners Complete except the Engines  and side Bister turret Guns  were removed most aircraft were sold for Scrap,... Continue reading

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