Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is set to receive an upgrade, thanks to funding of $ 2 million from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program of the Government of New South Wales.
The project will include improvements to the play area and improvements to the duck pond, visitor facilities and the surrounding landscape.
âBlackheath Soldiers’ Memorial Park is an important heritage park that is regularly enjoyed by the vast community of the Blue Mountains,â said Mayor Cr Mark Greenhill.
âParks contribute to the health and well-being of our community and we look forward to this upgrade which will improve this district park.
“We value what the community has to say about how this space is being used and so I urge our residents to take this quick survey, to share their ideas for these improvements.”
The upgrade will be in line with the Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park master plan, adopted in 2020 after two years of extensive community consultation.
The NSW Government is investing up to $ 250 million through the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program to help councils deliver more and better public spaces statewide.
Blue Mountains City Council received funding for two Legacy projects: Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park and Corridor of Oaks, Jackson Park, in Faulconbridge.
This project is in addition to the work currently underway at the Blackheath Soldiers Memorial involving the new toilet block and the accessible path. This is a separate project funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.