Designs

Green Gate Park

By Ku-ring-gai Council

  • Green Gate Park

    Green Gate Park

  • Green Gate Park

    Green Gate Park

  • Green Gate Park

    Green Gate Park

  • Green Gate Park

    Green Gate Park

  • Green Gate Park

    Green Gate Park

  • Green Gate Park

    Green Gate Park

About the project

Green Gate Park, Killara will be the first major park to be delivered under Ku-ring-gai's Open Space Acquisition Program. The new park will be 2,600 m2 in size and is currently under construction, it is due to open to the public in December 2013. Ku-ring-gai's Open Space Acquisition Program was acknowledged recently awarded the AILA NSW award for excellence in planning 2013.
Ku-ring-gai Council is building a new park on Bruce Avenue in Killara

More and more families are moving into Killara, with many residing in apartments and townhouses close to the Pacific Highway. To make sure our residents have space for children to play and residents to socialise Council purchased three houses on the corner of Greengate Lane and Bruce Avenue for a new park.

The design concept is to provide a local park with a range of spaces each with a different character and function. The design aims to provide a safe, open and child-friendly venue that is walking distance for local residents. The park design proposes the following key elements:
- an open grassed area;
- a picnic shelter and meeting area;
- a children’s playground;
- a character garden;
- footpaths and access ways; and
- new kerbs and footpaths along Bruce Avenue and Greengate Lane .

The park will be approximately 2,600 m² total area which will substantially meet the demand created by new residents in the local area. Delivery of a new park is important to demonstrate to the community and local developers that Ku-ring-gai Council is committed to meeting its obligations to utilise development contributions for the purpose of delivering new parks in close proximity to new development.

Council has allocated a total budget of approximately $1.2m for the design and construction of the park. The costs associated with the acquisition and construction of the new park is entirely funded from development contributions.

Council demolished the houses in late 2012; construction started in June 2013 and is due for completion in December 2013.