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Parks and Open Space Projects

Leichhardt Council regularly undertakes parks and open space projects to upgrade the facilities of its parks and open space areas.  Current parks and open space project details can be found below.

  • 2- 8 Weston St
  • Broadleaf Spray Program 
  • Playing field Spring Renovation Program
  • Cohen Park Playing Field Upgrade

 

2-8 Weston St (Bell's or Fenwick's Store)

Background

Leichhardt Council acquired 2-8 Weston Street, Balmain in 2004 from a private Developer who was planning to redevelop the site into private luxury apartments. 

Council’s aim was stop this valuable foreshore land from being lost forever and return the site to the community as open space.

2-8 Weston St is a piece of beautiful waterside land situated in East Balmain.  It has sweeping views of the water and harbour bridge. The building is currently a shell with no interior.

A Plan of Management for 2-8 Weston Street Balmain was adopted by Council on the 26 February 2008. The plan reflects Council’s vision for the site as community parkland together with new public toilets and a café/restaurant/gallery in the state listed heritage item Bell’s or Fenwick’s Store.

A DA for the cafe and toilets has been lodged with Council and is currently being assessed.

2-8 Weston Street Community Consultation Outcomes

A Question and Answer summary sheet in relation to this Development Application for 2-8 Weston Street has been prepared in response to some of the issues raised during the public consultations and the submissions received during the notification process.

Read the pdf-new-icon.gif 2-8 Weston Street Consultation Outcomes (PDF 60.7KB)

Broadleaf Weed Control Spraying of Council Parks (Leichhardt)

The  broadleaf weed control spray programme has commenced with completion scheduled for end August 2017 (Weather permitting).

Playing Field Spring Renovation Program (Leichhardt)

The Playing Field Spring Renovation Programme has commenced with all Sporting Grounds being fertilised, aerated and winter Rye Grass removed in preparation for the Summer Sports Season.

Grounds will be inspected next month for returfing of worn areas.

Cohen Park Annandale Playing Field Upgrade Works

The Cohen Park playing field in Annandale is scheduled for upgrade works in September 2017, these works include:

  • Sub Surface Drainage

  • Returfing with Legend Couch Grass

The playing field will be closed from mid-September to late December 2017 (Weather permitting).