Council is renewing the Arthur Phillip Park Master Plan previously prepared in 2000. The updated Master Plan will provide guidance to Council over the next 10-15 years on improvements needed and what the community want to see in the park.

The new draft Master Plan has been developed with consideration for the important roles that the park currently plays in our community, as well as looking at opportunities to cater to new uses and create a better user experience for all. View the draft Master Plan located in the resources section.

Explore the draft Arthur Phillip Master Plan

Review the highlights of the updated draft Master Plan or read the full draft Master Plan before you provide feedback.

Have your say

The updated Master Plan will provide guidance to Council over the next 10-15 years on improvements needed and what the community want to see in the park.

HAVE YOUR SAY on the draft Arthur Phillip Park Master Plan before 5:00pm on Friday 25 June 2021.

To learn more about the draft Master Plan, come along to one of the following drop in sessions:

  • Thursday 10 June 4-6pm at Arthur Phillip Park, Northmead
  • Saturday 12 June 11-1pm at Arthur Phillip Park, Northmead
  • Saturday 19 June 1-3pm at Arthur Phillip Park, Northmead

If you need assistance preparing a submission, or you would you like information in another language or format, please contact the Place Services Team via 1300 617 058 or

Other ways to make a submission:


Written comments can be emailed to

Subject: Feedback on the Draft Arthur Phillip Park Master Plan


City of Parramatta Council

Attention: Place Services Team

Subject: Feedback on the Draft Arthur Phillip Park Master Plan

PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124

Please ensure that you clearly state your full name, contact details and address.

Frequently asked questions

A Master Plan 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.

Your feedback is critical to renewing the Master Plan and you are invited to provide feedback across three 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. (This phase was completed on 4 February 2021)
  • Phase two – let's get designing: we will use your ideas and propose some potential activities, pathway, social and play space improvements for your consideration. (This phase was completed 10 May 2021)
  • Phase three – feedback: The draft masterplan is currently on public exhibition. View the draft masterplan located in Resources (right hand column) and provide your feedback above.

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.

A Master Plan 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 Master Plan 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 Master Plan will be a strategic document to guide improvements over the next 10-15 years.

The renewed 2021 Arthur Phillip Park Masterplan identifies future requirements to support the growing Northmead community and provides a long term vision and statutory requirement to fund new recreational facilities and amenities at Arthur Phillip Park.

The implementation of the entire Master Plan is currently unfunded.

Council will look to fund the development of the site from a variety of sources including Section 7.11 Development Contributions, other government agencies and governing sporting bodies.

The Master Plan will be delivered in stages as funding becomes available.

Visit the below locations to view a hardcopy draft masterplan report

  • City of Parramatta Library, 1–3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 126 Church Street, Parramatta
  • Constitution Hill Branch Library, Hollis Street, Constitution Hill


Water play is identified in the draft Master Plan.

The existing playground will be upgraded initially to form a district level play space with accessible play opportunities for a broad range of age groups. Stage 1 of the playground upgrade will include a large nature play area. This space will provide opportunities for children to engage with natural materials such as logs, balance beams, steppers, climbable boulders and cubby house structures.

As additional funding becomes available, council will seek to decommission the nature play area to provide a new nature based water playground.

Council conducted 2 phases of community consultation to inform the draft Master Plan.

Phase 1 consultation was conducted 7 December 2020 to 4 February 2021. A total of 413 responses were received. This initial round of community consultation aimed to capture the current and future social and recreational requirements and community sentiments for open space at Arthur Phillip Park.

Phase 2 consultation was conducted from 19 April to 10 May 2021. A total of 352 responses were received. Phase 2 consultation provided a deeper understanding of the park functionality to explore how people interacted with the 4 key spaces within the park: play spaces, walking loop, social spaces and park activities.

The consultation identified a number of opportunities for improvement such as lights for the circuit path, more substantial offerings of outdoor fitness equipment, seating and picnic settings, additional shade trees, drinking fountains and waste bins to improve public amenity.

These improvements will be prioritised when funding becomes available to support community well-being.

The existing car parking arrangement will be improved through the provision of clear line marking and the removal of timber bollards from existing parking spaces to ensure that the available space is utilised as efficiently as possible. This will result in a small increase in available parking spaces around the park.

Over the longer term, particularly with the introduction of water play facility, Council will also investigate timed parking of 2 to 3 hours along Park Street to better facilitate a turnover of parking that is appropriate to the parks function as a sporting field and as a future district playground.

Timed parking will not be introduced without further community consultation.