Food trucks, wildlife corridors, an eco-tourist destination, an amphitheatre, swimming hole, bike and walking tracks and a space for multicultural festivals and art shows.
These just some of the 1200 residents’ responses to what should be done with Hornsby Park in the future.
In the first stage of the multi-step consultation process to getting the right mix of uses of the 50 ha site, Hornsby Council released the initial findings from a public consultation survey to ascertain what people felt the space should be used for.
These included a need for the “the freedom to circulate in nature by whatever non-motorised means and a hub for unstructured recreation,”, “an eco-tourist destination providing a combination of natural wildlife, entertainment and healthy lifestyle in a bush setting that is safe for all ages and ecologically sound.”
““We want this to be a park that was designed by the community and so far we’re off to a great start,” said Mayor Steve Russell.
The Park is due to completed in 2023 after Hornsby Quarry has been remediated. See the initial consultation results at www.hornsbypark.com.au.