You can have your say On Sydney’s New Central Park


Sydneysiders are invited to share their ideas on plans for a new public park which will transform 20 hectares of Moore Park South into green open space for community recreation in one of the densest parts of the city.

The consultation asks the community to comment on how they would like to use the new park and how the existing golf offering at Moore Park could be reimagined.

The Discussion Paper released by the NSW Government today outlines the plan to transform an area on the western side of Moore Park Golf Course on the north of Dacey Avenue to public open space while retaining the 9-hole golf course, driving range and clubhouse.

Currently there are 690,000 people within a 5km radius of Centennial Parklands, with the population projected to rise to almost 790,000 in 2041. This makes it one of the densest residential communities in Australia, with the majority of these people living in apartments, townhouses or terraces.

The new park will increase public access to green space which is important to improving the quality of life of nearby residents.

As our cities and communities grow, Sydney still needs open spaces to support greater density in the right places. The NSW Government is committed to well-built, well-designed, and well-located homes close to public spaces for families to enjoy the outdoor environment.

To support this, the Government is acting on a need to deliver more public open space for inner-city residents with the current operating license of Moore Park Golf course set to expire in 2026.

Consultation will be open until 10 April 2024 and will include a series of pop-up information sessions in various locations throughout March.

Get more information on the Centennial Parklands wesbite.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said:

“The NSW Government has prepared this Discussion Paper so that feedback from all communities and stakeholders can help shape the future of the new public park at Moore Park South.

“Parks are places for our diverse communities to gather, relax, exercise and connect with country. They can provide a cheap and fun outing with family and friends.

“This plan aims to strike a balance, ensuring the needs of our rapidly growing inner-city communities are met, while also retaining and reimagining golf in Moore Park.”

“We understand the importance of providing equitable access to green space for our inner-city communities as Sydney continues to grow – no one should miss out on the benefits of a backyard.

“This Discussion Paper is an important step to addressing the needs of residents living in the city’s most densely populated suburbs while allowing golf to continue in Moore Park.

“I encourage everyone to get involved and have your say to help shape this important recreational space.”

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