Public Spaces Legacy Program Projects
Uralla Shire Council has been awarded grant funding of $2 million under the NSW Government's Public Spaces Legacy Program (PSLP) for The Glen Precinct and Pioneer Park upgrades to create destination open spaces in the heart of Uralla.
This project will make a real and lasting positive impact on the future of Uralla Shire by reinvigorating the public open spaces and recreation environments which bookend Uralla’s heritage thoroughfare, providing valued public space to the community for generations to come.
The PSLP project aims to deliver the community’s goals of creating high-quality recreation areas and attractive open spaces, promoting tourism, and preserving and protecting the Uralla Shire’s natural environment.
Funding under the PSLP will be directed to the redevelopment of Pioneer Park and The Glen Precinct. Council has resolved that the Pioneer Park upgrades include a Fibonacci theme, and that The Glen Precinct project components include the ‘Constellations of the South’ art installation, model boating lake and upgrades to nearby Rotary Park.
Council has commenced project planning and design stages in consultation with the community with an initial survey delivered in August 2021 and ongoing consultation with key stakeholders.
Council is working closely with the NSW Government to deliver the project to the community by the end of 2022.
The analysis report and concept designs for the Public Spaces Legacy Program project upgrades to Pioneer Park, Rotary Park and The Glen have been prepared and will be open for public comment until 15 January 2022.
Visit the Public Spaces Legacy Program Analysis Report and Concept Designs page to view the analysis report and concept designs and for more information how to make a submission.
Project details - Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park is located on the corner of Bridge and Salisbury Streets, opposite the Uralla Visitor Information Centre and within walking distance to Uralla's main shopping precinct. The street frontage accommodates short-term parking for vehicles with caravans, and is often utilised as a rest stop for visitors and travellers.
Presently, the park has a renovated amenities building, rubbish bins, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. There is a significant slope falling from frontage east to west which is turfed with a number of medium sized birch trees dotted throughout. There is also a cluster of birch trees that front Bridge and Salisbury Streets.
Specific works proposed at Pioneer Park include:
- New shelters, seating and ancillary park furniture
- Electrical works
- Fibonacci design elements
Visit the Public Spaces Legacy Program Analysis Report and Concept Designs page for analysis and concept design for Pioneer Park.
Project details - The Glen Precinct
The Glen is a large public reserve located at the northern entrance to Uralla, bordering the New England Highway and accessible from Barleyfields Road. Presently, The Glen has a dense bushland backdrop with substantial shade coverage. Rocky Creek transects the reserve from east to west. The reserve opens onto a large clearing which houses a partially completed sculpture installation called the ‘Constellation of the South’.
The Glen Precinct incorporates Rotary Park, located on Barleyfields Road opposite The Glen. Presently, the park is a quiet outdoor spot with vistas north to Uralla Creek. The park can be accessed via a looped road and there are informal parking spots. Rotary Park offers short-term parking for vehicles with caravans, a number of picnic and BBQ facilities, as well as an amenity building, which makes it a popular rest stop for visitors and travellers.
Both parks border the railway corridor, which runs in a northerly direction following the New England Highway.
Specific works proposed at The Glen include:
- Improvements to access including bridges and walking tracks
- Construction of an artificial lake at the entrance to The Glen
- Completion of the six remaining ‘Constellations of the South’ sculpture installations
- New shelter, seating and ancillary park furniture
Visit the Public Spaces Legacy Program Analysis Report and Concept Designs page for analysis and concept design for The Glen and Rotary Park.
Public Spaces Legacy Program Funding
Public Spaces Legacy Program projects are proudly funded by the NSW Government.
The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is supporting councils to deliver more and better public spaces across the state.
For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Legacy