Centennial Park Concept Landscape Plan

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Keep it GREEN, keep it OPEN, make it USEFUL

Council unveils landscape plan for Bathurst’s Centennial Park

After extensive consultation with interest groups and the general community, Bathurst Regional Council resolved on 16th May 2018 to adopt the Centennial Park Scoping Study Consultation Report. This report presented overall community feedback for the park development in three key areas:

Keep it green: vegetated existing vegetated landscape and its enhancement

Keep it open: the value of public space within an urban environment

Make it useful: improve the experience of the current space

Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design for Centennial Park that reflected these community views. The design concept includes the following elements:

Consultation area

Concept landscape design improvement

Green
  • The retaining of all trees within the park with the exception of some that are in poor health
  • New tree planting to keep the tree lined pedestrian pathways and add Autumn colour
  • Improved irrigated grass open areas
Open
  • Keeping the existing shape of the park with intersecting pedestrian pathways
  • Design that lends the park to a ‘passive’ and an ‘active’ area
  • Renovation of a cricket pitch including levelling, irrigation and terraced grass seating/viewing areas
  • Heritage style pedestrian vehicle mitigation measures
Useful
  • New children’s play equipment
  • BBQ area with tree and plantings surround
  • Curved Trellis with seating and climbers next to BBQ Area
  • Winding track with exercise stations
  • Heritage style smart sensor lighting along pedestrian pathways
  • Central Gazebo with seating
  • Heritage style furniture dotted around the park
  • Formalisation of the pedestrian pathway with heritage style red brick edges
  • Terraced stairs with incorporated disabled access
  • Relocated bus stop with improved access

A concept drawing and images for the concept plan is provided in the document library.

Council is seeking community feedback on the concept plan via this site or written submission to:

The General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, 158 Russell Street or PMB 14, Bathurst NSW 2795

Feedback will close on Friday 11 January 2019 at 4pm


Keep it GREEN, keep it OPEN, make it USEFUL

Council unveils landscape plan for Bathurst’s Centennial Park

After extensive consultation with interest groups and the general community, Bathurst Regional Council resolved on 16th May 2018 to adopt the Centennial Park Scoping Study Consultation Report. This report presented overall community feedback for the park development in three key areas:

Keep it green: vegetated existing vegetated landscape and its enhancement

Keep it open: the value of public space within an urban environment

Make it useful: improve the experience of the current space

Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design for Centennial Park that reflected these community views. The design concept includes the following elements:

Consultation area

Concept landscape design improvement

Green
  • The retaining of all trees within the park with the exception of some that are in poor health
  • New tree planting to keep the tree lined pedestrian pathways and add Autumn colour
  • Improved irrigated grass open areas
Open
  • Keeping the existing shape of the park with intersecting pedestrian pathways
  • Design that lends the park to a ‘passive’ and an ‘active’ area
  • Renovation of a cricket pitch including levelling, irrigation and terraced grass seating/viewing areas
  • Heritage style pedestrian vehicle mitigation measures
Useful
  • New children’s play equipment
  • BBQ area with tree and plantings surround
  • Curved Trellis with seating and climbers next to BBQ Area
  • Winding track with exercise stations
  • Heritage style smart sensor lighting along pedestrian pathways
  • Central Gazebo with seating
  • Heritage style furniture dotted around the park
  • Formalisation of the pedestrian pathway with heritage style red brick edges
  • Terraced stairs with incorporated disabled access
  • Relocated bus stop with improved access

A concept drawing and images for the concept plan is provided in the document library.

Council is seeking community feedback on the concept plan via this site or written submission to:

The General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, 158 Russell Street or PMB 14, Bathurst NSW 2795

Feedback will close on Friday 11 January 2019 at 4pm


Below is an opportunity to participate in the story telling element on Council’s “Your Say” which enables you to provide a more detailed response and allow Council the opportunity to capture the stories of how Centennial Park has been used in the past.

Thankyou for submitting your story.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Memories of Centennial Park

    by klemmy1960, over 2 years ago

    Centennial Park hold so many memories for me , Circus visits , Soccer practice with churches United (Joe Summerfield was our coach ),Primary school summer sport (cricket ) while attending South Bx school. It was also a great shortcut when walking down town from Rose street ! Plaese leave it as a park . Ian Klemm, Proud Ex south Bathurstian .

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  • Centenial Park 1.horse 2.bike track 3.Climbing Trees 4.Puppies

    by zimmy, over 2 years ago

    1.When I was a young teenager there was a girl who owned a horse and she was riding it in centennial park.I knew her from school, she lived around the block in Rocket Street.She asked me if I wished  to have a ride on her horse and I,wanting to impress her climbed on the beast.That's when the trouble began. I didn't know how to ride .I managed to get the horse to head off at a walk towards the centre of the park but the horse was spooked by someone with a kite with a long tail on it so... Continue reading

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  • Elephant.

    by zimmy, over 2 years ago

    In about 1972, 45 years agoour family were awakened in the morning to the noises of an elephant tearing branches and leaves off trees and it was eating the long grass in the lane between our house and the neighbours in  Seymour Street. We could view this elephant from our backyard.my mother father and sister all came out the back to witness the elephant in the lane with the keeper, using a stick trying to urge it backwards up the lane to the circus in the middle of Centennial Park Bathurst.Evidently in the elephant had a chain on one of... Continue reading

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  • People need Centennial Park!

    by bxsamh, over 2 years ago

    I love Centennial Park and visit almost every day with my dogs.  I get to see the park being used in many ways, by many different people.  It would be such a shame to lose this park to more buildings, which Bathurst seems to have in abundance, unlike parkland.   There are so many simple things that could be done to improve the park and increase its use and value, and to improve the health and well being of those that use it.  

    The dog lovers could do with an off-leash area or enclosed doggy play area.  The kids... Continue reading

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