20 May 2019

Have Your Say on the Future of Sturt and Acacia Parks

City of Parramatta Council is calling on the community to have their say about plans to renew and upgrade Sturt and Acacia parks in Telopea. 

Council is working closely with various community stakeholders and is seeking input from residents to ensure the upgraded parks will meet their needs.

“Council wants to know what residents do and don’t like about the parks, as well as what features and functionality they would like to see in these parks in the future,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said.

“Not only will this information help shape a park that responds to the aspirations of park users, but it will also help to future-proof recreational facilities and ensure these green spaces remain a vital part of the community as Telopea undergoes urban renewal.”

The proposed improvements for community consideration include upgraded safety features and lighting; playground equipment replacements; new pathways, benches and tables; and upgrades to the skate-park, courts, and amenities building in Sturt Park. 

The refurbishments will be delivered under the Sturt and Acacia Parks Improvement Project, which is funded by the NSW Government. 

“Quality recreation and green spaces are essential for community wellbeing. Council hopes that by receiving feedback and insights from park users and residents, Sturt and Acacia parks will be well used, safe spaces that can be fully utilised by people of all ages and abilities,” Cr Wilson said. 

Interested parties are encouraged to have their say on Sturt and/or Acacia parks through Council’s online engagement portal or by attending community drop-in sessions. Visit the engagement portal for information on the dates and locations of the community drop-in sessions, or to submit feedback and learn more about the project.