Robinson Reserve

Port Stephens Council is currently developing the design for a major upgrade to recreation facilities at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve, as part of the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place. The upgrade aims to create attractive, multi-purpose facilities that the community can enjoy and is in keeping with the cultural significance of the site.

Council has been successful in securing funding from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund that will go towards implementing Stage 1 of the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Masterplan. Council will also contribute to the project, bringing the total funds to $1,670,000. Stage 1 will see Council deliver a new car park, public toilet, family playground and skate park within Robinson Reserve and a viewing platform on Birubi Headland.

We have engaged landscape design consultants consultants McGregor Coxall to develop the park designs and are seeking community input into the style, look and feel of the skate park and playground.

How you can get involved!

We want to hear from you — the community of Anna Bay and Port Stephens. By providing input on the look, feel and form of Stage 1 of the project, you can be a part of shaping what Robinson Reserve will be into the future. Provide your feedback via one of the following:

  • Drop-in session: 13th October @ the TYCA workshop, Tomaree Oval Complex
  • Online Survey, using the link below

Council will be receiving feedback between Monday 8 - Sunday 28 October 2018 before consolidating and sharing the insights for consideration in the design.

Background

The Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Management Plan development commenced early in 2017 and was completed and endorsed by Council on 10 July 2018. Development of the Management Plan was completed in three stages. Stage 2 was to develop and have endorsed The Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Masterplan. The Masterplan was endorsed by Council in November 2017.

Cultural Significance

Given the cultural significance of the site, Council is working closely with Registered Aboriginal Parties and environmental consultants Umwelt to develop a Cultural Heritage Assessment and determine if an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit is required for the proposed works.

The Cultural Heritage Assessment will also inform the Environmental Assessment being prepared in accordance with Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to ensure potential impacts to Aboriginal Heritage are adequately considered and managed.

Works will commence in 2019 once all necessary environmental approvals have been issued.

Port Stephens Council is currently developing the design for a major upgrade to recreation facilities at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve, as part of the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place. The upgrade aims to create attractive, multi-purpose facilities that the community can enjoy and is in keeping with the cultural significance of the site.

Council has been successful in securing funding from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund that will go towards implementing Stage 1 of the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Masterplan. Council will also contribute to the project, bringing the total funds to $1,670,000. Stage 1 will see Council deliver a new car park, public toilet, family playground and skate park within Robinson Reserve and a viewing platform on Birubi Headland.

We have engaged landscape design consultants consultants McGregor Coxall to develop the park designs and are seeking community input into the style, look and feel of the skate park and playground.

How you can get involved!

We want to hear from you — the community of Anna Bay and Port Stephens. By providing input on the look, feel and form of Stage 1 of the project, you can be a part of shaping what Robinson Reserve will be into the future. Provide your feedback via one of the following:

  • Drop-in session: 13th October @ the TYCA workshop, Tomaree Oval Complex
  • Online Survey, using the link below

Council will be receiving feedback between Monday 8 - Sunday 28 October 2018 before consolidating and sharing the insights for consideration in the design.

Background

The Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Management Plan development commenced early in 2017 and was completed and endorsed by Council on 10 July 2018. Development of the Management Plan was completed in three stages. Stage 2 was to develop and have endorsed The Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Masterplan. The Masterplan was endorsed by Council in November 2017.

Cultural Significance

Given the cultural significance of the site, Council is working closely with Registered Aboriginal Parties and environmental consultants Umwelt to develop a Cultural Heritage Assessment and determine if an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit is required for the proposed works.

The Cultural Heritage Assessment will also inform the Environmental Assessment being prepared in accordance with Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to ensure potential impacts to Aboriginal Heritage are adequately considered and managed.

Works will commence in 2019 once all necessary environmental approvals have been issued.