Ruse Park – community update
Sydney Water has been working closely with the City of Canterbury Bankstown to refine and finalise the concept designs for a stormwater treatment area at Ruse Park in Bankstown.
In March and April 2018, Sydney Water and the City of Canterbury Bankstown sought feedback on the concept designs for a proposed stormwater treatment area at Ruse Park. This was done via an online survey, feedback form and a community information session held at Memorial Oval on 24 March 2018.
The full consultation report can be read here.
What we heard:
When we spoke to the community in March and April 2018, we heard the following were highly valued:
- Improvements to walking paths
- Shaded seating areas
- Improvements to landscaped stormwater treatment areas
In addition, community members expressed an interest in discouraging antisocial behaviour (drinking alcohol) in the evenings and better maintenance of the park facilities.
What we have done:
After listening to the community, we have refined the design for Ruse Park to:
- retain large open areas of lawn for passive recreation and update the pedestrian / cycle path that transects the site
- update the shape and function of the wetland and rain gardens and introduce elements of nature-based play
- introduce additional native plantings and trees to provide shade around the proposed seating areas and enhance the habitat values of the park
Final concept design incorporating community feedback
Sydney Water is now working closely with Council to finalise the detailed design using this feedback. As the designs progresses we will continue to update the community.