The Bowral Common (Glebe Precinct)
Accessible space with heritage significance where the community can connect and enjoy active, social lives
A better life:
- retains and rejuvenates an area of cultural significance
- fills a gap in the parks network, providing access to open space in an urban area.
- is strategically located close to Bowral’s commercial centre and easily accessible for the local community, schools and visitors.
- re-engages with a traditional walking route used for 150 years which cuts the distance between Bowral and Bradman Oval in half. This tree lined walk tracks the evolution of cricket and retraces Don Bradman’s career
Deliver great open space:
- accessible and safe it will encourage sociability, inclusive play and passive recreation
- a space to experience community events – outdoor cinema, festivals and markets
- a space for education and discovery which celebrates 150 years of social history and community associations
- an original meadow of the Wingecarribee. It includes a Gundungurra interpretation (Designing with Country).
- retains the cricket pitch Don Bradman played on 100 years ago – a symbol of opportunity for children ‘from all walks of life’
- Bowral’s first quality open space will enrich lives and improve Bowral’s liveability
- re-imagines how we use local streets – planning them around people and places by creating Bowral’s first shared pedestrian zone.
- tells Bowral’s forgotten stories – cricket on the Glebe, Don Bradman’s High School years, the history of The Gundungurra people
- provides a conduit to the town centre and open space close to town