Yellow Rock revamp has the community climbing onboard

The Blue Mountains City Council undertook a significant project to develop a new community space within Yellow Rock with the objective to both strengthen and rebuild community networks following the devastating bushfires in this district of October 2013.

The community was involved throughout all stages of the project development and they received two separate grants as part of FRRR’s Repair-Restore-Renew program:

  • $15,000 for Art in the Park, funded by StandUp and the Doc Ross Foundation; and

  • $10,000  for Yellow Rock Reserve Play Equipment, funded by Stand Up.

Art in the Park

An important element of the art project within Yellow Rock Park was to provide a means for expression and healing for community members with a shared narrative of place. The Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre coordinated workshops throughout the project and encouraged ongoing community engagement to create this beautiful and symbolic area.

The FRRR funds for the Art in the Park went toward:

  1. A mural wall within the park with sandstone seating
  2. A mosaic mural placed on the mural wall
  3. Mosaic tiled stepping stones
  4. Stencilled designs on the loop footpath developed within Yellow Rock Park.

Yellow Rock playground

The second grant for the new playground equipment made a significant contribution to a new Omnitech play unit with additional features including a climbing wall and a nest swing, which was desired by the Yellow Rock community as it can cater for wider usage.

The development of the Yellow Rock community space also included a loop bicycle / walking path and bounce wall with concrete play area to make this precinct an attractive and family friendly area for all community members to get outdoors. 

This is now an area where all members of the community can reflect on what they have achieved together, as well as enjoy this inclusive space and happy place for many years to come.

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