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Georges River Council is calling on community members to help shape a new Master Plan for Olds Park, to guide the use, development and management of this popular park into the future.

A pop-up Council kiosk will be at Olds Park on Saturday, March 9 between 10am and 2pm and people are encouraged to attend to contribute their thoughts and ideas.

“Olds Park is very popular for both summer and winter sports, with fields for competition cricket, soccer and AFL, facilities for Little Athletics, along with hard and grassed courts for netball.

“It also offers cricket nets, a golf practice cage and a baseball net, and public toilets are available, along with a pavilion, dressing rooms and storage space for sports groups.

Councillor Greene said community involvement is central to the new Master Plan’s preparation.

“This community engagement aims to make sure the plan considers and responds to community values, needs, and desires for the park and its future development.

“There will be many ways for people to contribute to the plan including feedback on Council’s Have your say website, via written submissions, and at an on-site information session,” he said.

“Olds Park Sports Club and the Penshurst Branch of the Hurstville Library are located within the park, so the overall area attracts people for a wide range of activities.

“People can take their dogs for walks, go for bike rides with the kids or power walk around the shared path circuit, and personal trainers are able to operate in the park.”

If residents are unable to attend the council’s pop-up kiosk at Olds Park on March 9 they can visit the council website here

The council has engaged open space, recreation and environmental planners and landscape architect Gondwana Consulting to assist in the Master Plan’s preparation.