Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) Recreation Opportunities

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We want your ideas and suggestions for informal recreation opportunities that we can provide for the community in Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W).


Project Update: February 2020.

Council and the Adelaide Park Lands Authority have now approved the concept plan for Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) which was revised following consideration of the community engagement outcomes and further discussions with the sporting users of Park 21W. To view revised plan click here.

The key changes to the concept plan are:

  • Additional facilities to support informal use of the park including a fitness loop, nature play, shade and picnic amenities and improved lighting of the Sugar Gum Avenue
  • Irrigation of the community oval
  • Re-establishment of the former wattle grove
  • Relocation of the education hub adjacent to the key biodiversity area
  • Increased tree planting around sports fields
  • Proposed new clubroom building relocated closer to the western edge of the park
  • Carpark relocated to the western edge of the park and reduction of parking spaces
  • Conservation buffer zone increased to protect the vegetation in the south east portion of the park


The City of Adelaide will soon be consulting on the revised chapter of the Community Land Management Plan for Park 21W which has been updated to align with the recently approved concept plan and the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy.


We want your ideas and suggestions for informal recreation opportunities that we can provide for the community in Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W).


Project Update: February 2020.

Council and the Adelaide Park Lands Authority have now approved the concept plan for Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) which was revised following consideration of the community engagement outcomes and further discussions with the sporting users of Park 21W. To view revised plan click here.

The key changes to the concept plan are:

  • Additional facilities to support informal use of the park including a fitness loop, nature play, shade and picnic amenities and improved lighting of the Sugar Gum Avenue
  • Irrigation of the community oval
  • Re-establishment of the former wattle grove
  • Relocation of the education hub adjacent to the key biodiversity area
  • Increased tree planting around sports fields
  • Proposed new clubroom building relocated closer to the western edge of the park
  • Carpark relocated to the western edge of the park and reduction of parking spaces
  • Conservation buffer zone increased to protect the vegetation in the south east portion of the park


The City of Adelaide will soon be consulting on the revised chapter of the Community Land Management Plan for Park 21W which has been updated to align with the recently approved concept plan and the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy.


Consultation has concluded
  • Project Update

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    5 months ago

    Project Update

    Council staff have re-engaged with the sporting users of Park 21W to refine the draft Concept Plan, which means it will be several months before we have a revised Plan. The Council has also engaged an architect firm to start developing concepts for the new clubroom facility.

    In the interim, along with the engagement summary, we are also making available the feedback received verbatim. There are now two additional documents - one is a spreadsheet containing responses received via the Yoursay survey. The other document contains copies of written responses received from individuals and organisations. Both...

    Project Update

    Council staff have re-engaged with the sporting users of Park 21W to refine the draft Concept Plan, which means it will be several months before we have a revised Plan. The Council has also engaged an architect firm to start developing concepts for the new clubroom facility.

    In the interim, along with the engagement summary, we are also making available the feedback received verbatim. There are now two additional documents - one is a spreadsheet containing responses received via the Yoursay survey. The other document contains copies of written responses received from individuals and organisations. Both documents have personal information removed for privacy reasons.


    Project Update

    Council staff have re-engaged with the sporting users of Park 21W to refine the draft Concept Plan, which means it will be several months before we have a revised Plan. The Council has also engaged an architect firm to start developing concepts for the new clubroom facility.

    In the interim, along with the engagement summary, we are also making available the feedback received verbatim. There are now two additional documents - one is a spreadsheet containing responses received via the Yoursay survey. The other document contains copies of written responses received from individuals and organisations. Both documents have personal information removed for privacy reasons.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the draft Concept Plan for Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W). We received 65 feedback forms and 18 e-mails and letters.

    At this point, the timing of presenting the engagement summary along with a revised Concept Plan to the Adelaide Park Lands Authority and Council is undetermined. This relates to the original intention to present the concept plan along with a draft design of the new change rooms. Until we have completed our review of the draft Concept Plan, design work on the change rooms will not commence. We will provide another update once we have a clearer understanding of timing.


  • Review Of Feedback from 2018 Engagement

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    5 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the draft Concept Plan for Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W). We received 65 feedback forms and 18 e-mails and letters.

    At this point, the timing of presenting the engagement summary along with a revised Concept Plan to the Adelaide Park Lands Authority and Council is undetermined. This relates to the original intention to present the concept plan along with a draft design of the new change rooms. Until we have completed our review of the draft Concept Plan, design work on the change rooms will not commence. We will provide another...

    Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the draft Concept Plan for Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W). We received 65 feedback forms and 18 e-mails and letters.

    At this point, the timing of presenting the engagement summary along with a revised Concept Plan to the Adelaide Park Lands Authority and Council is undetermined. This relates to the original intention to present the concept plan along with a draft design of the new change rooms. Until we have completed our review of the draft Concept Plan, design work on the change rooms will not commence. We will provide another update once we have a clearer understanding of timing.


  • Project background and information

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    almost 1 year ago

    Background and Project Information

    The Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy (APLMS) seeks to grow Park Lands utilisation by 15% over a five year period.

    Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (the ‘Park’) is currently home to a range of sports teams and formal sporting activities (including Australian Rules Football, cricket, soccer, netball, ultimate frisbee, Gaelic football and school sports); however, the existing facilities fall well short of community guidelines for inviting and inclusive facilities, and don’t allow optimal use of the outside sporting areas.

    We have been working with sporting organisations to develop a plan for improving the existing sports facilities in...

    Background and Project Information

    The Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy (APLMS) seeks to grow Park Lands utilisation by 15% over a five year period.

    Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra (the ‘Park’) is currently home to a range of sports teams and formal sporting activities (including Australian Rules Football, cricket, soccer, netball, ultimate frisbee, Gaelic football and school sports); however, the existing facilities fall well short of community guidelines for inviting and inclusive facilities, and don’t allow optimal use of the outside sporting areas.

    We have been working with sporting organisations to develop a plan for improving the existing sports facilities in the Park. On 28 August 2018 Council endorsed a draft Concept Plan for a new community sports pavilion (to replace the existing pavilion) and a 150-space car park in the Park.

    Council has also approved changes to car parking conditions on Goodwood Road and on the south side of South Terrace to improve access to the Park.

    We now want to incorporate facilities and features into the Concept Plan that complement the proposed sports improvements and enable the entire community to actively enjoy the Park.

    Your ideas and suggestions for informal recreation opportunities will help inform the final shaping of the draft Concept Plan for Golden Wattle Park.

    You can:

    • complete the on-line questionnaire using the Feedback tab below or here
    • provide your ideas, suggestions and images using the Share your Ideas and Suggestions tab below or here
    • ask a question using the Ask a Question tab below or here

    Find out more about creating recreational opportunities in Golden Wattle Park/Mirnu Wirra below:

    Engagement Pack