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 the 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, the council made emergency repairs and is working on a separate remediation plan to make the banks safe and stable.
Now, the 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.
Residents can provide feedback by attending a drop-in session at Marrickville Golf Club carpark on Saturday, June 2, 1-3pm or at Mahoney Reserve, beside the amenities block on Saturday, June 16, 1-3pm; filling in an online survey; post a response.
The closing date for comment is Monday, June 25.