Marrickville Golf Course Saved – once and for all

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Inner West Council has secured the future of Marrickville Golf, Sporting and Community Club by entering into a 21-year lease. The lease was signed yesterday and marked a historic moment for the club in its almost 80-year history.

“Marrickville Golf Course is the most accessible and affordable in Sydney, and now its future is secured for the next 21 years,” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.

“Together with Anthony Albanese, Linda Burney, Jo Haylen and my Labor councillor colleagues, we have fought long and hard to save the course from proposals to cut the course in half, which would have made the club unviable.

“We did this because Marrickville Golf Course is hugely popular not only with local golfers, but also dog walkers, pedestrians and runners, who all share the space for active and passive recreation – and we have committed to working with the club to make Marrickville Golf Course even more inclusive,” he said.

“Now it would be great to see other courses around Sydney also be opened up to dog walkers, pedestrians, picnickers and environmental volunteers as Marrickville has been for years,” he added.

Around 20,000 rounds a year are played on the par-62 layout.

The decision to enter into the 21-year lease was taken by Council late last year.

At the same meeting, Council adopted the Marrickville Parkland and Golf Course Plan of Management and Master Plan.

The POM and Master Plan will help manage the future success of a restored biodiversity habitat at the Dibble Avenue Water Hole.

“Now that the future of the club has been secured, we can begin implementing the Plan of Management that will open the grounds to even more community events and environmental initiatives while continuing to enhance the health and biodiversity of the Cooks River.” Mayor Byrne said.

For a print quality image of the lease signing, contact the Communications team.

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