A revised Plan of Management (PoM) for Heffron Park in Maroubra has been released for public exhibition. Residents affected by this change to the PoM, which had originally been adopted in 2009, may express their support or objection to the recategorisation by submitting a feedback form.
The execution of the revised PoM is in line with the requirements of the NSW Crown Land Management Act 2016 covering all community lands, such as Heffron Park. The PoM enables better planning and governance for the use of such a public place.
According to Randwick City Council, the previous PoM’s major projects have been completed thus the need for recategorisation to:
- better protect small areas of planting that is now categorised as ‘natural area: bushland’;
- identify an area near the remnant sand dune to be categorised as park as this better describes its appropriate use; and
- apply the category of ‘community use’ on the Heffron Centre precinct which most appropriately reflects the intended future use of the facility.
Heffron Park is Randwick City Council’s largest sporting facility and has been used for various events and leisure activities. Formerly used as storage area for the Navy during World War II, the park was turned over for Council’s management as a public recreation site in 1959.
The new PoM comes following the approval of the construction of a new indoor sports centre for the South Sydney Rabbitoh in March 2021.
Printed copies of the PoM are may be seen at the following exhibition sites or online:
- Des Renford Leisure Centre in Heffron Park
- Randwick Council Customer Service Centre, 30 Frances St, Randwick
- Lionel Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
- Margaret Martin Library, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick
- Malabar Community Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville
The community may lodge their submission at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the online feedback form until 27 July 2021.