Ivanhoe Park masterplan update



Northern Beaches Council has approved the Ivanhoe Park masterplan and plan of management.

Mayor Michael Regan said the draft masterplan respects the history and heritage value of the park as well as reflects the unique landscape of the site.

"There will be a new central lawn area with grass terraces, improved entry into the park and an upgraded path system, better fencing and border gardens and the Scout Hall will get a major facelift,” Mayor Regan said.

“The masterplan will also protect and enhance the State heritage listed landscape character of the park and support the native and Victorian plantings found in the Botanic Gardens.” 

Council now plans to proceed to reclassify the Scout Hall for community use and will submit a conservation management plan to the Heritage Council of NSW for approval.

The masterplan and plan of management have been the subject of comprehensive community engagement, receiving 82 per cent support when the final draft versions were publicly exhibited in August/September this year.

It is expected that the landscape masterplan will take five to six years to implement in stages.

David Shilovsky, Intern, Peninsula Living Magazine

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