Are you local to North Sydney? Come and have your say on Tuesday June 15 and June 17 about a new parkland project in the area. A World War II-era factory is set to be adapted to make way for new public parkland that will include food and beverage operators and cultural events on the lower North Shore.
If there’s one thing we can never have too many of, it’s gorgeous parks that we can take a stroll through to relax and unwind from our busy lives. Located in North Sydney, a new parkland is set to be opened with an overwater boardwalk, play equipment and barbecue facilities at the Sub Base Platypus.
This site was opened to the public in 2018 for the first time in 150 years. Now, 30% of the factory will be torn down to make way for the public parkland.
Keeping the history alive
The land is currently owned by Harbour Trust, and they plan to create the new parkland, while still keeping 70% of the factory there in tact.
The structure has significance history behind it detailing Australia’s World War Two efforts , which will be incorporated into the new design with an ‘interpretation walk’.
New community park
The new parkland is intended as a community space for the area, with opportunities for pop-up cafes, markets and other community uses.
They will begin planting local species in the area – including plants that can provide shade.
Work is expected to start at the end of the this year and will take 40 weeks to complete.
Have your say
The community is invited to attend a drop-in session to learn more about the final design and potential local impacts during the works phase. You will have an opportunity to speak to a Harbour Trust representative at these sessions.
- Tuesday 15 June (3:30pm to 7:30pm) – Retort House, Sub Base Platypus (120 High Street, North Sydney)
- Saturday 17 July (10am to 2pm) – Retort House, Sub Base Platypus (120 High Street, North Sydney)