Facilities Access

Bradfield Park

Bradfield Park is mostly flat, divided in two parts by a bowling green. The South Park has a children's play area. There is flat path access to Bradfield Park North from the railway station. There is no access to The Sydney Harbour Bridge from Bradfield Park.

Coal Loader Sustainability Centre

The Centre for Sustainability at the Coal Loader is at 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton. There is level access to most of the site with ramps into all rooms. Accessible toilets are central. There are however some uneven surfaces around the spectacular coal loader tunnel.

 

Don Bank Museum

Don Bank is a community museum. The displays feature the changing styles and fabrics of the house itself and the social history of the North Sydney area. There is a ramp for wheelchair access and accessible toilets.

The Kirribilli Centre

Between Fitzroy Street and Bligh Street. The building is best accessed from the Bligh St entrance. Both ground and first floor are accessible, including the new outdoor verandah.

Kirribilli Markets
Held on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month on the lawns of the former bowling club. Ramp access available to main site. 

Mary MacKillop Place Museum & Memorial Chapel

Entrance via 7 Mount Street, North Sydney. Wheelchair hoist available to access Chapel and Museum. Hearing Loop installed in the Chapel. Accessible toilets.

McMahon's Point Community Centre

165 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point. The centre is a ten minute walk from North Sydney Station, A hearing loop has been installed on the second level. Both levels are accessible. There are accessible toilets.

North Sydney Council Chambers

200 Miller Street, North Sydney. There is ramped access and there are lifts to all levels. Accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available. The "Hutley Hall" is used for major functions and has a hearing loop.

North Sydney Markets

Held in the park next to the Library; the grounds are hilly but there are some level paths for access to market stalls. For further information please phone (02) 9922 2286.

North Sydney Oval

An accessible entrance to the Oval is situated outside the Bob Stand and the South Entrance (Ridge Street). Accessible toilet facilities are also located here. Accessible bar and refreshment facilities (with lift access) are situated in the Mollie Dive Stand, however, this stand is reserved for members only during some events. The nearest accessible station with a lift is Milsons Point. The nearest disabled parking is in Ridge Street.

North Sydney Olympic Pool

Pool closed for rebuild.

Planet X Youth Centre

Middle of St Leonard's Park. The path to the club is located in Miller Street opposite North Sydney Boy's High School. It has a lift for wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. The nearest accessible parking is in Ridge Street car park near Stanton Library.

Stanton Library

234 Miller St, North Sydney near the Council Chambers. From North Sydney Station (accessible) the library is about 15 minutes walk. The nearest accessible parking is in Ridge Street car park behind Stanton Library. There is an access ramp to the front of Library from Miller Street and Ridge Street. All levels are accessible via a lift. Stanton Library has an extensive collection of large print books, talking books and captioned videos. A hearing loop is supplied on request for author's readings, and an 'easy listening' device for individual conversation is available from reception. There is also an open reading machine that reads printed material aloud. An accessible toilet is located in the ground floor.

St Leonards Park

Located in this park are the North Sydney Oval, Grandstand Pre School & Vacation Care Centre, Planet X Youth Club and North Sydney Leagues Bowling Club. A series of paths network across the park and link all major facilities. There are no accessible toilets or parking located in the park.

 

Footpath Obstructions

A survey conducted by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT of people with impaired vision reported an alarmingly high percentage of footpath obstructions, such as overhanging branches, footpath dining, rubbish bins, signs and uneven paths which had impacted on each person's ability to get out and about in their local community. A person using a cane may not detect all hazards. A person using a Guide Dog may be taken off the path to avoid the hazard. A person with low vision may not see the hazard.

What happens when a footpath obstruction is encountered, the person must

  • recover from the unexpected shock
  • find their way around the hazard, which may sometimes force them into another hazardous situation
  • relocate their path
  • re-establish their direction
  • continue on their journey with trepidation until their next encounter with a hazard.

This impacts on a person's confidence and independence. In order to help reduce the incidence of this happening, a few simple actions can make a big difference.

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