The Rozelle Parklands is up to 10 hectares of public parkland and open space. The Rozelle Interchange project has prepared an Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) in consultation with Inner West Council, the community and affected landowners and businesses. The UDLP will determine items including; landscaping, tunnel portals, tunnels, service buildings, bridges, retaining walls, pedestrian and cyclist access, lighting and wayfinding, heritage, monitoring and maintenance.
While the Rozelle Interchange UDLP includes provision for two sports fields and four multi-purpose courts within the Rozelle Parklands precinct, it does not determine the recreational and sport use or maintenance for facilities not described in the UDLP.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has completed consultation with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure the parklands are used in a fair, productive, sustainable and sensitive way for the Rozelle, Lilyfield, Balmain and Annandale community to meet the diverse needs of the community.
The Rozelle Parklands Working Group (RPWG) was established to manage this consultation and make recommendations to TfNSW under the Terms of Reference.
The RPWG Recommendations Report is being finalised and will be presented to the Minister for Transport in mid-2021.
The Working Group was established to determine the optimal uses for the Rozelle Parklands that includes the recreation and sport overlay (including any required facilities) for the parklands and to ensure all perspectives were considered across government, council, community and relevant groups, to provide the best outcome for the local community.
The Working Group provided a forum for collaboration between group members to enable a fair, sustainable, productive and sensitive outcome.
The first of four Working Group meetings took place on 10 February, where the Group started the collaborative process to arrive at recommendations for the parklands. The draft Recommendations Report will be presented to the Minister for Transport in mid-2021.
Three members of the RPWG have strong connections to the community and committed to exchanging information through their local channels to ensure community views are considered in the recommendation.
The community representatives included three local residents and two representatives from Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, two representatives from Inner West Council, two from NSW Office of Sport, one from Transport for NSW and an Independent Chair.
The community and stakeholder engagement consultation process has now been completed.
To view the Meeting minutes, Meeting presentations and regular updates, please View the project documents The final recommendation will be available on this webpage.