08/21/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/21/2017 17:13
The NSW Government has released its plan to transform a disused clifftop site above Luna Park into a waterfront public park.
CEO of Property NSW, Brett Newman, said a development application for the 500m2 Milsons Point site had been lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment and was now open for public comment.
'The NSW Government made a commitment to return the clifftop land to the public and, following community and stakeholder consultation, we have now developed a concept plan for a unique harbourside public park for residents and visitors to enjoy,' Mr Newman said
'The site had previously been earmarked for commercial development until the NSW Government reacquired the land from Luna Park Sydney last year.'
The park design, by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, features a series of terraced lawns and planted areas with paved footpaths, low retaining walls, stairs and a lightweight steel elevated path.
It will complement the existing Harry's Park and will also ensure significant trees along the clifftop are protected.
'This is just another example of the NSW Government working to deliver great places for NSW,' Mr Newman said.
'I encourage interested members of the public to view the plan and provide feedback during the development application process.'
The development application also includes a remediation action plan to address on-site contamination issues.
The plan is currently on public exhibition online with the Department of Planning and Environment at https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/ and with North Sydney Council from Friday, 18 August to Monday, 19 September.