Have your say on Marrickville Golf Course and Dibble Avenue Waterhole

Inner West Council is developing a new Plan of Management and landscape Master Plans for Marrickville Golf Course and Dibble Avenue Waterhole, and the local community is invited to provide input into the plans.

Marrickville Golf Course is a 20 hectare area of land which is predominantly owned by Council.

The land is leased to the golf club under the proviso that it provides public access to the open spaces. The club has depended on irrigation water from Dibble Avenue Waterhole since the 1940s and continues to do so under existing rights.

Dibble Avenue Waterhole is a locally listed Heritage Item and Priority Biodiversity Site as it provides refuge for aquatic plants and animals.

Following the collapse of the banks at the north-east side of the waterhole in February 2017, Council made emergency repairs and is working on a separate remediation plan to make the banks safe and stable.

Now, Council and the community are developing a way to manage the land’s future use and facilities over the next 10 years.

The plans provide opportunities to introduce best practice sustainable land and environmental management for both sites, and will:

• Improve safe public access to the golf course
• Increase everyone’s enjoyment of the spaces
• Identify alternative water sources for the golf course
• Place acceptable limits on water extraction into the future

Provide feedback by:

• Attending a drop-in session at Marrickville Golf Club carpark on Saturday, 2 June 2018 from 1pm-3pm

• Attending a drop-in session at Mahoney Reserve, beside the amenities block on Saturday, 16 June 2018 from 1pm-3pm

• Filling in an online survey

• By post addressed to the General Manager, Inner West Council, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham 2019

The closing date for comment is Monday, 25 June.

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Page last updated: 30 Jul 2018