Blue Mountains City Council

PoM Study Area Medlow Park
Medlow Park: PoM Study Area
Memorial Plantings
Medlow Park: Memorial Plantings
Tennis Court & Basketball Hoop
Medlow Park: Tennis Court & Basketball Hoop
Medlow Park: Playground
Elsie Langford Centre
Medlow Park: Elsie Langford Centre
Bushland with Mountain Ash
Medlow Park: Bushland with Mountain Ash
Bush Fire Brigade
Medlow Park: Bush Fire Brigade
Medlow Park: Entrance



Medlow Park Plan of Management

Public Exhibition

The draft Plan of Management (dPoM) has been prepared and is now on Public Exhibition for comment until Monday, 11 February 2013.  Your input on the dPoM is welcome, and we would like to hear your comments and suggestions.

The Medlow Park draft Plan of Management can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.

The draft Plan of Management can also be viewed at the following locations:

  • Katoomba and Blackheath Libraries;
  • Katoomba and Springwood Council offices.

Some of the key directions provided in this dPoM include:

  • Direction provided for the Elsie Langford Centre to be retained for short term to allow options for re-use to arise, and direction provided to surrounding land parcel including retention of bushland;
  • Direction provided for the use of the land at 16-18 Railway Parade, and the Elsie Langford Centre;
  • Guidance for layout of the Memorial Gardens including additional interpretive features;
  • Allowance and addition for itmes or small structures which will enhance recreational or social use of Park;
  • Allowance for modification of pathways including upgrade to an accessible standard and bollard type lighting;
  • Allowance for a dog off-leash shared zone in the open space of the Park;
  • Continued management fo bushland values, open park space for recreation and Bush Fire Brigade building;
  • The categorisation of land in Medlow Park to the specifications of the Local Government Act.

Information Session

Saturday, 2 February 2013 - Medlow Park - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Public Information Session will be held where Council staff will be available to provide information on the draft Plan of Management and to discuss your ideas.  Your involvement is valued and you are encouraged to attend if you would like to understand more about the dPoM.

Public Hearing

Thursday, 6 February 2013 - The Chalet Guesthouse & Studio, Medlow Bath - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

As part of the exhibition process, a Public Hearing will be held at The Chalet Guesthouse, 46-50 Portland Road, Medlow Bath.  A Public hearing is a requirement of the Local Government Act where the Council land is categorised for particular uses.  This is your opportunity to make comments in person to an independent planner.  Comments made to the planner count as a formal submission.


Your input into this draft Plan of Management is encouraged and written submissions and feedback are welcome.  Written comments on the Medlow Park Draft Plan of Management, marked "Submission: Medlow Park Draft Plan of Management - File F02329", can be submitted by:

Post: General Manager, Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, KATOOMBA NSW  2780

Hand deliver: Springwood or Katoomba Council Offices, or at the information session.



Fax: (02)4780 5555

All submissions received will be considered, and the dPoM amended if appropriate.  A summary of submissions received will be presented to the Councillors together witht he independent planners report when the PoM goes to Council for adoption.

Submissions must be received by: MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2013


Council is in the process of developing a Plan of Management (PoM) for Medlow Park.  Located at 10-14 Railway Parade, Medlow Bath, Medlow Park is a 4.4ha Crown Reserve Managed by Blue Mountains City Council as Trust Managers (Crown Reserve No. 33660).

Medlow Park consists of 4.44ha of open recreation space and bushland, and includes:

  • Open parkland
  • Memorial gardens and tree grove
  • Tennis Court wth Basketball training
  • Play equipment
  • Picnic shelters and seating
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Pathway access from Railway Station to Portland Road
  • Bushland zones, including locally significant Mountain Ash Tall Open Forest.
  • An active community Bushcare Group

In addition to Medlow Park, this Plan of Management will also incorporate the following surrounding land parcels with the following features:

 2-6 Railway Parade, Crown Reserve,
Public School site.
1.02 ha
Bushland, predominantly Mountain Ash Tall Open Forest.
Site of community Bushcare activity
8 Railway Parade, Crown Reserve No. 87726, Medlow Bath Bush Fire Brigade Reserve Trust.
0.1 ha
Site of Medlow Bath Bush Fire Brigade
16-18 Railway Parade.  Council owned land.
0.417 ha
Site of the building ‘Elsie Langford’ Centre’.
Jefferson Avenue unformed Road Reserve
0.17 ha
Predominantly open bushland and roughly formed walking track.

The study area is depicted on the attached Map.

It is important that this document reflects the needs of the community stakeholders for this Park, and we welcome your input into the development of the PoM.

What is the Plan of Management for?

This PoM is being undertaken as a result from a motion passed from the Council meeting of 9 August 2011.  Part of the reason for undertaking this PoM has been to determine the future use of the parcel at 16-18 Railway Parade.  This parcel contains a building known as the ‘Elsie Langford Centre’, and was recently under lease as a works depot by Sydney Water.

Whilst this PoM will consider the future of this land parcel, it will primarily be a guiding document for all of Medlow Park, and will include all of the parcels listed above.

Once complete, a Plan of Management will,

  • identify important features of the land;
  • consider the visions and expectations of the community;
  • clarify how Council will manage the land; and
  • indicate how the land may be used or developed.

Community Meeting

An initial meeting was held Thursday 27 September at the Chalet Guesthouse at Medlow Bath to brief stakeholders and residents on the Plan of Management process, and to allow Council to obtain an understanding of the issues and ideas that people had for the Medlow Park Plan of Management (PoM).  The meeting notes can be accessed from the downloads at the right hand side of this page.

Community Liaison Group:

Council has formed at Community Liaison Group (CLG) to help guide the preparation of the PoM.  The CLG is composed of representatives from a range of relevant stakeholders including user groups, organisations and residents. The CLG will provide input and review the draft PoM as it is developed.

If you would like to provide any input into the development of the PoM document, you may do so through one of the CLGrepresentatives. The contacts of the CLG representatives are provided below:

Representing on CLG


Email Contact


Medlow Bath Bushcare Group Catherine Vaubell (02)4788 1502
Medlow Bath Residents Association David Oon 0422 297 119
Resident Max Anderson 0411 232 460
Rural Fire Brigade Craig Tebbut 0403 112 966



For further information or to discuss any aspect of the Medlow Park Plan of Management, please contact:

Nathan Summers

Recreation Development Officer

Ph: 4780 5573


Post: Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780