Sunnyside Park Landscape Plan

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The Sunnyside Park Plan has been developed in close partnership with the community and organisations that call Sunnyside Park home.

This Community Reference Group created a vision of Sunnyside Park as a centre for the community, where different ages, interests and abilities could come together and enjoy the park.

It is important to note that at this stage, none of the identified changes/upgrades are confirmed. The final plan will be subject to the result of consideration of community feedback and Council endorsement of the plan.

Any subsequent upgrades or developments will be subject to funding from the Council budget and/or grants and will involve more specific planning and consultation

See the Draft Overview Plan

Community engagement for the Sunnyside Park draft concept plan has now closed.
We received 67 responses for the draft concept plan. The total includes a number of written responses.

Key themes that emerged for the Sunnyside Park planning include:

  • The importance of trees, shade and seating around the park
  • Universal design – pathways that people of different ages and abilities can use
  • Play equipment for people of different ages and abilities
  • Provision of gathering areas for families and community groups
  • Ensuring parking is considered.

What’s next?

A Community Reference Group (CRG) has been established for the Sunnyside Park plan. The CGR for the project will now consider all feedback received. This will result in a revised draft concept plan for the site. When this process has been completed, we will seek further feedback from the community before moving to the final stage of prioritizing works and seeking Council endorsement of the planning.

How does this plan get delivered?

For anything in this plan to be delivered, it must first make sense financially as well as provide value to the community.

This may mean projects being triggered by population growth and development of land for housing to both raise funds as well as justify investment into a growing community with growing needs.

This plan will also form part of long term investment in our parks and upgrades as asset degrade. Instead of replacing like for like, we would investigate whether we could deliver on the plan.

Following endorsement, Council officers can begin planning and budgeting for specific projects to deliver parts of the plan.

The community reference group will support this through their own grant applications and encouraging the broader community to use the space.