Location: West Cr, Hurstville Grove
Features: manmade wetland, water views, bushland, leash free area
Facilities: BBQ, picnic, toilets, playground, parking, boat ramp, cycleway, walking track
walking / treking
Moore Reserve is an open space area in the Oatley District comprising approximately 14 hectares bordering on the suburbs of Oatley and Hurstville Grove in Southern Sydney. The reserve is a former municipal garbage tip that has been converted into reclaimed grass fields with recreational facilities and an artificial wetland area.
Moore Reserve stretches to the estuarine North/West arm of Oatley Bay on the Georges River. It is bounded to the south by the waters of Oatley Bay with the residential properties adjoining the eastern and western sides. Hillcrest Avenue marks the northern boundary of Moore Reserve. The bushland areas of the reserve are regularly maintained by dedicated bushcare volunteers and contractors.
Within Moore Reserve two smaller segments of land have been allocated different names. Binnawie Reserve is a small creek side reserve and Seymour Street Reserve is a small segment of land bounded by Seymour Street and West Crescent on the eastern side of the reserve. Seymour Street Reserve has an impressive stone wall gateway entrance with a playground and seating area for the public and a tiled fish sculpture immersed in a planted maze.
Following an ecological study on Moore Reserve and the implementation of a stormwater management strategy, a large artificial wetland and gross pollutant traps were established to remove sediment and improve stormwater quality entering Oatley Bay. Signage present at Moore Reserve describes the creation of the wetland and the ecological restoration that has taken place.
A pathway circulates around Moore Reserve which provides access for recreational users and also links a number of exercise stations. Picnic facilities with barbecues, a playground and toilets are provided at the southern end of the reserve. The existing car park provides boat and trailer parking for the nearby Oatley Bay boat ramp.
A cycleway forms part of the existing pathways in Moore Reserve. This section in Moore Reserve runs along Oatley Bay, stretching from Connells Point through to Oatley. This will form part of the proposed Great Kai’mia Way which will run from Oatley through to Captain Cook Bridge, Sans Souci.
Moore Reserve has bushland, estuarine and ecologically constructed wetland areas alongside Oatley Bay that provide natural aesthetically pleasing areas for the public. The reserve provides both recreational areas and open space, with grass fields providing informal passive areas inter-dispersed with playgrounds.
Moore Reserve also offers fenced and unfenced leash free areas located in the central section of the Reserve (excluding wetlands, picnic areas and bushland).
24 hours Monday – Friday and 8pm-9am Weekends and public holidays.
Fenced area: 24 hours everyday.
See: Plans of management section
Moore Reserve Outdoor Fitness Equipment – Community Survey
As part of Council’s 2013/2014 Management Plan, Council has made provision for new outdoor fitness equipment for Moore Reserve. Council would like to provide the community with an opportunity to provide valuable feedback that will help to shape the planning and design phase of the proposed outdoor fitness equipment. Council has developed a short online survey to collect feedback from the community. The survey can be completed here and the information you provide will help Council to develop the park appropriately.
For further information or to discuss this project further, please contact Council’s Sport and Recreation Officer, Emma Davis on 9330 9419 on Tuesdays and Fridays.