Binalong Park is for everyone – Let’s make it even better!
As part of our commitment to the community to improve parks and recreational facilities across the local government area, City of Parramatta Council is developing a draft masterplan for Binalong Park.
The masterplan will set out a 20 year vision to align future work at the park by:
- Planning for future recreational requirements
- Identifying opportunities to improve the layout of recreational activities
- Reviewing existing amenities buildings
- Identifying opportunities to provide new local meeting rooms and community spaces
We want to hear your ideas for improvements!
Council undertook consultation at Binalong Park in late 2019, during which we received feedback about adding water play facilities to the park. After considering this feedback and other site constraints, Binalong Park has been assessed as not suitable for a water park. The current masterplanning process will help Council determine what other options are suitable for future improvements at Binalong Park.
We are committed to delivering a water park in the local area, and a review of nearby parks has identified Arthur Phillip Park in Northmead (a short 6-minute drive from Binalong Park) as a potential suitable location. Community consultation is currently underway at Arthur Phillip Park – to have your say on this project, please click here.
Have Your Say!
Share your ideas for the future of Binalong Park with Council before 4pm on Thursday 4 February 2021 and go into the draw to win one of five $50 AT Parramatta Gift Cards!
To provide your feedback via a short online survey, please click on the button below:
Other ways that you can have your say:
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Insert Binalong Park Masterplan” in the subject line
- Attach a photo of a park you love (any park, not just Binalong) and a short description of why you love that park.
- Post a photo: and caption of a park you love on Instagram with the hashtag #BinalongParkMasterPlan
- Hard copy survey: visit Constitution Hill Library to complete and submit a hardcopy survey
Each instance of feedback or survey provided will go into the draw to win one of five $50 AT Parramatta Gift Cards, that can be spent at participating retailers, cafes and restaurants around Parramatta.
Privacy Statement: Please note, any personal information that you provide (i.e. your name and contact details) will be used by Council to properly consider your submission and communicate with you further about this matter, if required. Any personal information collected can be accessed by you and may also be available to third parties in accordance with Council's Access to Information Policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to health guidelines related to COVID-19, Council will not be completing consultation in person. We will monitor the NSW government restrictions and hopefully return to in person drop-in sessions in 2021.
In 2019, Council undertook initial consultation to improve Binalong Park. Thank you to those that provided feedback. During previous consultation, we received feedback to include water play facilities. Waterplay parks need to provide enough space for vistors to socialise, picnic and spend the day. After assessing the site and reviewing this feedback, Binalong Park has been assessed as not being suitable for a water park.
We are still committed to improving Binalong Park, which the new masterplan will help achieve. We are also still committed to delivering a water park in the local area, a review of Arthur Phillip Park in Northmead is currently underway. To learn more about this project click here.
We understand the sports fields at Binalong Park are important assets for the sports clubs and community. Through the development of the masterplan, we are looking at opportunities to improve quality and increase the capacity of these fields to support both current and future usage.
Council is undertaking parking surveys during peak summer and winter periods to determine the total number of spaces required on an ongoing basis. During the implementation of the masterplan, some reconfiguration of the carparks may be considered to improve accessibility between sections of the park and safety of park users.
Council understands parents use the Binalong Park carpark during pick-up and drop-off of children. This is something we would like to hear more about during consultation. We are investigating ways to make the parking lot safer and more accessible for the local school community.
Council is reviewing the use of existing buildings. We have identified that local meeting rooms and social spaces could be a future requirement. During consultation, we would like to hear the community’s feedback about how you currently use the buildings at Binalong Park, whether they can be repurposed or consolidated.
A masterplan is a long term document that helps align work at the park over a 20 year period. We expect to undertake some improvements to the parks facilities as early as 2021. Other more major works will be subject to funding commitments in the future.
Council is proposing to consult with the community throughout the development of the plans – you will have an opportunity to view the plans as we are developing them.
During this first phase of consultation on the draft masterplanning process, we would like to know more about what you already like or think could be improved in Binalong Park; this will help us develop concept plans. During the second phase (around March 2021) we will test three concept plans with a few small groups in the community. In the last phase (around June 2021), the draft masterplan will go on exhibition for final comments. The masterplan will then be progressed to a Council meeting for formal endorsement.
If you are interested in being involved in the second phase design workshops, please complete the survey on this page or email email@example.com
Accessibility and Translations
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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.