Background

In 2013 the bowling club located at 15 Close Street ceased operation and the site was handed back to the former Canterbury Council. Since then, the site has had little community use.

Recently, Sydney Metro entered into a four year lease for the use of the site as a works compound for the construction of the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro. Due to the poor condition of the former bowling club building, it will need to be demolished before the land is returned as open space to the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

This decision reflects a commitment by the Council to preserve the land and ensure it is retained as open space.

It is important we start planning now for the future of the site.

To help shape this space, Council would like hear your ideas for the revitalisation of this important piece of open space.

Renaming to ‘Jack Mundey Park’

In May this year, Council acknowledged the passing of Jack Mundey and resolved to seek community feedback on the proposal to rename a local park in recognition of his commitment to open spaces, parks and the environment.

Jack Mundey lived in the Canterbury region for the past 40 years. He spent more than three decades fighting for preservation and urban heritage and calling for the environment to be given a higher agenda. He came to prominence during the 1970s for leading the famous green bans, a successful campaign to protect the built and natural environment of Sydney from excessive and inappropriate development. Mundey was the Patron of the Historic Houses Association of Australia, Chairman of The Historical Houses Trust, honoured in the 2000 Australia Day awards appointed an officer in the Order of Australia (AO).

Following a review of possible sites, 15 Close Street Canterbury was identified as a possible location. The site represents an ideal tribute to Mr Mundey in the future with the proposal to rename the site ‘Jack Mundey Park’.

Site map 15 Close Street, Canterbury

Site map 15 Close Street, Canterbury

What's next?

  • We are now accepting your submissions, ideas and feedback on this exhibition and you are invited to have your say on the online form below.
  • A community engagement session will also be held at Lesley Muir Reserve on Saturday 21 November 2020 9.30am – 12 noon for those interested in learning more about the renaming proposal and contributing their ideas and visions for the site.
  • Ideas for the site will be incorporated into future design options and Council will continue to undertake further community consultation once concept plans have been prepared.
  • All feedback and comments received on the proposed naming of Jack Mundey Park will be reviewed and considered by Council.

How to have your say

You are invited to contribute your ideas and have your say on the naming of Jack Mundey Park by completing an online submission below. If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed on this page.

Name Karissa Pailthorpe
Phone 9707 9205
Email haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

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