One of the most picturesque parks on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour is now entirely public space after the remaining parcel of private land was bought by the NSW Government.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the purchase of the remaining part of Blues Point Reserve at McMahons Point enables the whole park to now be accessible for generations to come.
“Blues Point Reserve is one of our most popular foreshore parks, with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge, but for decades there was a private property cutting the park in two,” Mr Stokes said.
“Our parks define Sydney as the emerald city but I believe we can do more – create more parkland, grow more trees, conserve more bushland and rehabilitate what has been degraded.
“Bringing this parcel of land into public ownership is a great example of how the NSW Government is expanding and creating more public parkland.”
Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson said this was a commitment she made to her community before the 2019 election, and to deliver the final piece of the puzzle is a great win for locals who have supported the Government’s efforts to secure the site.
“Our community has long sought the acquisition of 1 Henry Lawson Ave for an expanded park and I am proud to have secured this outcome. This acquisition is another investment in increasing local parks, this time right on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour,” Ms Wilson said.
“Once the Sydney Metro works are finished there will be the opportunity to undertake further improvements to deliver an enhanced and expanded public space across the entire Blues Point Reserve.”