We hosted community meetings on 25 and 29 July 2023 to provide an overview of the Macarthur Gardens North project, our plans to phase construction and how we plan to manage pedestrian access through the project site during construction.
Proposed play and fitness spaces
In April 2023, we hosted three pop-up stalls and an online survey for the community to give feedback that will shape plans for new play and fitness spaces at Macarthur Gardens North.
Around 170 people visited a pop-up stall to ask questions and provide feedback, including around 50 children, and around 60 people completed an online survey. We heard from a wide range of community members, including parents, children, grandparents and students.
We heard the following options for fitness and play were preferred:
- Unstructured water play, including platforms, jets and sprays, as well as wall seating, received 46% of survey votes and 36% of children’s votes.
- Swings received 47% of children’s votes.
- Tunnels and bridges, including equipment for crawling through and balancing on top, received 37% of children’s votes and 39% of survey votes.
- Platforms and slides received 57% of survey votes and 60% of children’s votes.
- Basketball and futsul/soccer facilities received almost the same number of votes, with basketball receiving 58% of survey votes and futsul/soccer receiving 54% of survey votes.
- Outdoor gym equipment received 64% of survey votes.
Other feedback we received included support for green space, shade and seating, a dog park and skate park, lighting and safety, public art, parking for cars and bicycles, barbeque facilities, accessible equipment, and equipment that is complementary to that found in other nearby parks.
To learn more about our consultation and the feedback we received, view the engagement report. Feedback is informing our detailed designs of play and fitness spaces, which will be submitted to Campbelltown City Council for approval before we can start construction of the new play and fitness spaces as part of our broader Macarthur Gardens North construction program. We anticipate that these works will take between 14-16 months to complete.
In 2019 and 2020, Landcom consulted local residents and other key stakeholders, including Campbelltown City Council and Western Sydney University to inform our project planning. Key feedback themes related to consideration of current and future traffic conditions in project planning, the opportunity for a more direct walking path through the site to Macarthur Station, requests for lower building heights, and feedback about providing a range of housing options to meet the needs of students, young professionals, families, seniors and downsizers.
You can review our response to feedback in our engagement outcomes report.