City of Parramatta Council has started an exciting project to renew the Arthur Phillip Park Masterplan previously prepared in 2000. The updated masterplan will provide guidance to Council over the next 10-15 years on improvements needed and what the community want to see in the park.

In the Parramatta area, and specifically Northmead, population is rapidly growing which means public open space is becoming more important for communities than ever before. Arthur Phillip Park needs to be upgraded to accommodate the needs of the growing community and we want to make sure we get it right by starting with the people that matter most – you!

The community are critical to renewing the masterplan and are invited to provide feedback across two consultation phases:

  • Phase one – ideas: we want to know what is working and what can be improved to make Arthur Phillip Park safer, more inclusive and active for everyone.
  • Phase two – concept design: we will use your ideas and propose some park designs for your consideration to include in the draft masterplan.
  • Phase three – feedback: we will publicly exhibit the draft masterplan and seek community feedback before presenting to Council for endorsement.

Have Your Say

Council is now seeking your feedback to inform the development of the Arthur Phillip Park Masterplan renewal. Your feedback will be used to help us plan for future improvements.

You may like to provide feedback using any of the below options:

Online survey: submit using the option below

Have Your Say

Share your ideas before 4pm on Thursday 4 February 2021 and go into a draw to win one of five $50 AT Parramatta Gift Cards!

Hard copy survey: Visit the Constitution Hill Library to complete and submit a hardcopy survey or contact the Project team and we can send you a hardcopy survey to complete.

Email: placeservices@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Post: City of Parramatta, Place Services Team, PO Box 32, Parramatta, NSW 2124


All feedback must be received by 4:00pm, Thursday 4 February 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

A masterplan for Arthur Phillip Park was previously completed in 2000 to help improve and define spaces across the park. In 2011, Coca Cola Amatil partially funded the construction of a new playground, a circuit pathway, sports field irrigation and minor park improvements across the site.

Council is undertaking a renewal of the Arthur Phillip Park Masterplan to investigate ways the park can continue to meet the needs of the growing community and respond to issues impacting the park’s current management. The renewed Masterplan will be a strategic document to guide improvements over the next 10-15 years.

Arthur Phillip Park features two sporting fields used by a variety of sporting clubs, schools and community groups. During winter field 1 is used for rugby league and soccer and field 2 rugby league. During summer the ground is used for cricket.

The park also includes aplayspace most suited for children up to 12 years of age. The playground is shaded by trees and features slides, climbing equipment, ropes, swings, monkey bars, spin pole, and novelty equipment.

Other features of the park include public toilets, outdoor exercise equipment, circuit track, drinking fountains, one third basketball court, picnic areas and barbecues and amenities building with change rooms and a small kiosk. There is also a Council-owned Childcare and parking spaces on-site.

The first phase of consultation is asking the community to tell us what changes they’d like to see across the park and specifically for the areas surrounding the sports fields. The sports fields will be improved but the biggest changes may occur around the park edges. Council is interested in exploring ideas like water play and tree canopy cover but importantly, wants to be guided by your ideas and feedbac

A masterplan is a document which outlines the long-term vision for the development of an open space area. It aims at ensuring the site meets the needs of the community now and into the future.

The implementation of the entire Masterplan is currently unfunded. Council will look to fund the development of the site from a variety of sources including Section 94 contributions, other government agencies and governing sporting bodies.

The implementation plan and budget estimate included in the Masterplan will be used when applying for funding. The Masterplan will be delivered in stages as funding becomes available.

There are many opportunities for the community to share their ideas for Arthur Phillip Park

You may like to provide feedback using any of the below options.

Online survey: submit using the option on this page (above)

Hard copy survey: Please contact the Project team on the details below and we can send you a hard copy survey to complete and return to us.

Email: placeservices@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Post: City of Parramatta, Place Services Team, PO Box 32, Parramatta, NSW 2124

All feedback must be received by 9am, Monday 1 February 2021.

Accessibility and Translations

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would you like information supplied in another language or format, contact Council's Community Engagement Team on 1300 617 058 or at participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

If you have accessibility concerns, please contact the National Relay Service at relayservice.gov.au and provide them with the City of Parramatta contact number, 1300 617 058.