Planning for the future of Stuart Park

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We’re working on a master plan for Stuart Park (including JP Galvin Park) and want your ideas for how we can improve this area for everyone over the next 10 years. We know this is a well-used and valued place for our community and visitors. Many of us enjoy going there to play, picnic, attend special events, get fit or take in the beautiful natural areas and coastal views. It’s important we hear from everyone about the future of this site.

Improvements the community have already helped us with
Many people in our community were involved in the development of Blue Mile Master Plan and have shared their ideas for Stuart Park and surrounds. We’ve delivered lots of improvements to Stuart Park in the last few years:

  • Pedestrian safety improvements and additional parking.
  • New bridge and footpaths.
  • New amenities, including toilets and new and upgraded picnic shelters.
  • Tree planting

Ideas we’re looking for now
We’d like to know what else you think would improve Stuart Park and encourage you to spend time there. We want to hear your ideas for the whole area. We want these ideas to be achievable over the next 10 years.

How we’ll use your feedback
The ideas and information we collect during this phase will help inform the preparation of a draft Master Plan. The draft Master Plan will include potential landscape options. Many items in the Master Plan will go through further community engagement in future, to determine the finer details. We’ll share the draft Master Plan with the community early next year. You can let us know whether you support what’s in the draft before it goes to Council for adoption (approval). We’ll use the Master Plan to guide the future use of this area as a recreation, events and green space.

Learn more and share your ideas
To find out more about Stuart Park, how we’re planning for its future and share your ideas:

  • Read the FAQ
  • On this webpage, you can:
    • Submit ideas and vote for other ideas you like
    • Drop a pin on the map to show us areas for improvement
    • Complete the short survey.
    • Share your stories, memories or photos to help paint a picture of Stuart Park's history and heritage
  • Send a text with your idea (up to 160 characters, no images) to 0439 963 257. Messages are moderated before being published. Images submitted via SMS are unable to be displayed.
  • Attend one of the online information sessions
  • Email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  • Phone (02) 4227 7111.

Online information sessions
The online information sessions will run for an hour, with a presentation from Council staff at the start and a “question and answer” session in the chat afterwards. You’ll need to book to attend one of the sessions by clicking on the dates below.

If you missed out on attending one of the sessions you can watch a recording of the presentation and ask questions in the Q&A forum.

Accessibility or language assistance
If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.

Join the conversation
Share your feedback with us by Monday 22 November 2021.

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

We’re working on a master plan for Stuart Park (including JP Galvin Park) and want your ideas for how we can improve this area for everyone over the next 10 years. We know this is a well-used and valued place for our community and visitors. Many of us enjoy going there to play, picnic, attend special events, get fit or take in the beautiful natural areas and coastal views. It’s important we hear from everyone about the future of this site.

Improvements the community have already helped us with
Many people in our community were involved in the development of Blue Mile Master Plan and have shared their ideas for Stuart Park and surrounds. We’ve delivered lots of improvements to Stuart Park in the last few years:

  • Pedestrian safety improvements and additional parking.
  • New bridge and footpaths.
  • New amenities, including toilets and new and upgraded picnic shelters.
  • Tree planting

Ideas we’re looking for now
We’d like to know what else you think would improve Stuart Park and encourage you to spend time there. We want to hear your ideas for the whole area. We want these ideas to be achievable over the next 10 years.

How we’ll use your feedback
The ideas and information we collect during this phase will help inform the preparation of a draft Master Plan. The draft Master Plan will include potential landscape options. Many items in the Master Plan will go through further community engagement in future, to determine the finer details. We’ll share the draft Master Plan with the community early next year. You can let us know whether you support what’s in the draft before it goes to Council for adoption (approval). We’ll use the Master Plan to guide the future use of this area as a recreation, events and green space.

Learn more and share your ideas
To find out more about Stuart Park, how we’re planning for its future and share your ideas:

  • Read the FAQ
  • On this webpage, you can:
    • Submit ideas and vote for other ideas you like
    • Drop a pin on the map to show us areas for improvement
    • Complete the short survey.
    • Share your stories, memories or photos to help paint a picture of Stuart Park's history and heritage
  • Send a text with your idea (up to 160 characters, no images) to 0439 963 257. Messages are moderated before being published. Images submitted via SMS are unable to be displayed.
  • Attend one of the online information sessions
  • Email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  • Phone (02) 4227 7111.

Online information sessions
The online information sessions will run for an hour, with a presentation from Council staff at the start and a “question and answer” session in the chat afterwards. You’ll need to book to attend one of the sessions by clicking on the dates below.

If you missed out on attending one of the sessions you can watch a recording of the presentation and ask questions in the Q&A forum.

Accessibility or language assistance
If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.

Join the conversation
Share your feedback with us by Monday 22 November 2021.

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

Tell your story and bring Stuart Park to life

Share your favourite Stuart Park memories, photos and stories. You can share your earliest Stuart Park memory or favourite experience, or a family link to the Park that might go back through the generations. You may have stories about Aboriginal peoples' connection to this land, which goes back tens of thousands of years. We also want to hear the diverse, multicultural voices whose story is an important part of Stuart Park's history.

Please note, we may include these in future Stuart Park Master Plan materials, such as reports, documentation and on our website. Council's Local Studies and Heritage branches may also use the information. Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your stories and photos.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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    Sun, sand, great coffee and the iconic skydivers!

    by KiaraR, 12 days ago

    Having grown up in Wollongong, Stuart Park has been a central spot for so many memories over the years. When I was younger my parents were lifeguards, and I spent many sunny days running around the surf club, exploring the rock pools and watching the skydivers zoom in from the blue skies.

    Through my school and uni years the Kiosk was a central spot to meet up for a coffee, the continental pool was the best option for sports or afternoon swims, and the park itself became a prime picnic location with the free entertainment of skydivers, savvy fitness classes... Continue reading

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    Fairy Creek

    by CathBlakey, 12 days ago

    The lagoon is a fabulous natural water play space for young and old. I love taking my toddler for a paddle in the lagoon, and picnicking under the shade of the Norfolk Island Pines on a hot day. My friend first tried up her stand up paddle board in the lagoon as well.

    I was really appalled when my friend that lives on to Virigina St, backing on to Fairy Creek sent me these photos (below) of a pollution incident.

    We need to do everything we can to protect and improve the water quality of Fairy Creek - for the... Continue reading

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    Destination on bike

    by CathBlakey, 12 days ago

    My friend and I cycle from Coniston down to the lagoon via Swan St and the coastal path for an outing with our toddlers. The kids chase the seagulls, we have a picnic and visit the playground and then head home. It blows the baby blues away.



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    Nothing beats Stuart Park from the skies

    by cs1989, 12 days ago
    The best way to see Stuart Park and the rest of beautiful Wollongong is definitely after jumping out of a plane from way up above. I did a tandem skydive with Skydive Sydney-Wollongong and coming into land at Stuart Park after freefalling over the city of Wollongong and taking in all the amazing views was one of the best experiences of my life!
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    Great having a park by the beach that can be used for oudoor exercise classes. What a great way to start a day.

    by ronperry2516, 25 days ago

    Great having a park by the beach that can be used for outdoor exercise classes. What a great way to start a day.