As part of the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), the Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) committed to providing new areas of open space to the community, through the development of 3 new pocket parks in now-vacant land at the following locations:

  • Torrens Road x Chief Street, Brompton - approximately 2,670m2 (City of Charles Sturt)
  • Torrens Road x Drayton Street, Bowden - approximately 4,000m2 (City of Charles Sturt)
  • Rear of 5-17 Devonport Terrace, Ovingham (City of Prospect)

DIT’s budget commitment for the construction of these pocket parks is for the delivery of landscaped areas with:

  • Central and accessible open space
  • Planting of trees and vegetation
  • Irrigation
  • Paths and edging, and
  • For the Drayton Street Pocket Park; car parking bays and a natural storm water detention (using Water Sensitive Urban Design principles), and
  • For the Chief Street Pocket Park; a shared-use path for connection with a future cycle network on Chief Street.

Please refer to the landscape concept designs, below, to see the initial scope of works for each pocket park.

We are now engaging with the community until 17 March 2024 on the initial landscaping designs for the Drayton and Chief Street Pocket Parks. We will also be responsible for the final designs and construction of these spaces in 2024/25. Any suggestions for additional features or improvements to the sites outside of the above, approved scope of works will be subject to future Council budget approval and construction (eg considered for construction in 2025/26).

Please note, we will only update the participants of the consultation process and individuals who are following this project page. If you don't wish to submit a feedback form but want to receive direct notification of the project outcomes and updates, please "+Follow" the project page by clicking the button above in the page banner at the top of the page.

Share Your Feedback by 17 March 2024

  • Feedback on the initial landscaping concept plans.
  • Any feedback about the two sites, the pocket parks in general, and any other matters that you feel have not been considered in the initial landscaping design process.
  • Future opportunities for the sites and how you might like to use the spaces.
  • Suggestions or considerations about the future naming of the parks.

You are welcome to take the opportunity to talk to us in person, but to ensure your feedback is captured formally and included in the engagement reporting, please complete an online or hardcopy feedback form - details below.

How to share your feedback:

  • Online Feedback Form

    Log in or Register for Your Charles Sturt and share your feedback on the new pocket parks using the online feedback form. There are 6 feedback questions, and it should only take you approximately 2-4 minutes to complete.

    If you haven't registered with us, we will only ask for a username, your email and your postcode, and selection of your areas of interest. This way we can let you know when we are consulting on something of interest, and we don't have to ask so many questions.

  • Hardcopy Feedback Form

    • Visit 19 on Green Community Centre at 19 Green St, Brompton, to pick up a hard copy feedback form and reply-paid envelope. Complete the form and post it back to us for free.
    • Download or save a hardcopy feedback form here and follow the instructions provided to return it to us.
  • In Person

    Attend a community drop-in session to lodge a feedback form & talk to us in person.

    • Saturday, 2 March anytime between 10.30am & 12.00pm at the Ovingham Underpass on the corner Hayman St & Exeter Tce.
    • Tuesday, 5 March, anytime between 4.30pm & 6.00pm at 19 on Green Community Centre (19 Green St, Brompton).

    Or drop into 19 on Green to chat with Caitlin, Community Engagement Officer, on Thursday 22 February or Tuesday 5 March, between 9.30am and 4.00pm.