Consultation has concluded

Background

In April 2019 following the public exhibition of the Ewen Park Improvement Plan and community feedback was reviewed. Council resolved that Ewen Park was a suitable location for an Outdoor Education Meeting Space. Hurlstone Memorial Park on Crinan Street was the preferred site for an enclosed community facility – the Hurlstone Park Community Space.

View recent concepts and consultations for Ewen Park.

This proposal

The Outdoor Education Meeting Space will be located at Ewen Park adjacent to the Marrickville golf course.

The site was formerly tennis courts. Council is proposing to transform, re-purpose and re-activate the site by providing improved open space and recreational space.

The Yarning Circle

The Yarning Circle is an idea from indigenous culture that has been applied to the built and landscape design. It is an outdoor place used as a meeting place and storytelling. This is significant as the site is a meeting place for both freshwater and saltwater indigenous peoples of Cooks River.

Design key elements include:

  • An outdoor sheltered area with seating protected from weather. This is designed to facilitate informal learning and serve as a community gathering and meeting place.
  • The organic form of the building is inspired by landscape elements and the river.
  • The design will allow flexibility for a broad range of activities.
  • An accessible toilet facility will be built for the community to use.
  • A new surface with new landscaping. This has been designed in response to community feedback.
  • A hard surface area will be retained and upgraded for passive and active recreation uses like learning to ride a bike or skateboard.
  • New landscaping will complement the area, provide shade, and create a series of “outdoor spaces” or “outdoor rooms” for small group gathering and activities. It will also create better access to the Cooks River.
  • Additional works include pavement upgrades, repair or removal of the existing retaining walls and replacement of the existing northern fence near the golf course.
  • Designs

    Hotspot Map
    Accessible toilet
    Outdoor learning and meeting space
    Ceremony and gathering space
    New golf course screen
    Steps down to the river/river terrace
    Learn to ride and play area
    Seating alcove
    Entry walkway
    Landscaping and mounted planter
    Landscaping and mounted planter
    New trees - grey gums
    Removal of existing retaining wall

    View from entry walkway

    Before After

    Yarning Circle inside the outdoor education meeting space

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    Yarning Circle

    The Yarning Circle is an idea from indigenous culture that has been applied to the built and landscape design. It is an outdoor place used as a meeting place and storytelling which is significant, as the site is a meeting place for both freshwater and saltwater indigenous peoples of Cooks River.

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    Alvin Fung

    Architectural Project Manager

    The City of Canterbury Bankstown

    Phone: 02 9707 5491

    Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

    Anston Ratnayake

    Community Engagement Officer

    The City of Canterbury Bankstown

    Phone: 02 9707 5902

    Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

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