Rathmines Park

Thank you to everyone who participated in this initial round of community consultation. Consultation of this stage of the project has now concluded and the project team are reviewing all feedback received. We will report back shortly.

Initial highlights from stage 2 include:

Rathmines Park

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.

Due to its history and probably because of it, Rathmines Park remains a unique site of public space on the lake foreshore. It is valued for not only its heritage, but also its community and recreational features and experiences.

A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was developed for the Park as the first step in creating a future master plan and plan of management. The CMP was endorsed by the NSW heritage Council on the 12 August 2019.

Master Plan and Plan of Management

Council is now embarking on a master plan and plan of management for Rathmines Park.

These documents will guide the future use and development of the Park.

There will be opportunities for the community to have input into the project at the initial ideas stage and again, once we have preliminary plans. This will be followed by public exhibition of the final draft plans, prior to formal adoption. The stages are:

Stage 1: Background, research and analysis

Stage 2: Vision, values and ideas (current stage)

Stage 3: Opportunity development

Stage 4: Draft Master Plan and Plan of Management

Stage 5: Final Master Plan and Plan of Management (Public Exhibition)

The image used on the information flyer is courtesy of John Sharples.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this initial round of community consultation. Consultation of this stage of the project has now concluded and the project team are reviewing all feedback received. We will report back shortly.

Initial highlights from stage 2 include:

Rathmines Park

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.

Due to its history and probably because of it, Rathmines Park remains a unique site of public space on the lake foreshore. It is valued for not only its heritage, but also its community and recreational features and experiences.

A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was developed for the Park as the first step in creating a future master plan and plan of management. The CMP was endorsed by the NSW heritage Council on the 12 August 2019.

Master Plan and Plan of Management

Council is now embarking on a master plan and plan of management for Rathmines Park.

These documents will guide the future use and development of the Park.

There will be opportunities for the community to have input into the project at the initial ideas stage and again, once we have preliminary plans. This will be followed by public exhibition of the final draft plans, prior to formal adoption. The stages are:

Stage 1: Background, research and analysis

Stage 2: Vision, values and ideas (current stage)

Stage 3: Opportunity development

Stage 4: Draft Master Plan and Plan of Management

Stage 5: Final Master Plan and Plan of Management (Public Exhibition)

The image used on the information flyer is courtesy of John Sharples.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council is in the initial stages of gathering information and ideas to inform the preparation of a Plan of Management and Master Plan for Rathmines Park. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be used to inform short and long term planning for the site (see map below).

    We're interested in how you see and use Rathmines Park now and in the future. Your input will help shape a vision to guide future use and development of the site to enhance its heritage, community and recreational features.

    This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


    Council is in the initial stages of gathering information and ideas to inform the preparation of a Plan of Management and Master Plan for Rathmines Park. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be used to inform short and long term planning for the site (see map below).

    We're interested in how you see and use Rathmines Park now and in the future. Your input will help shape a vision to guide future use and development of the site to enhance its heritage, community and recreational features.

    This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


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