La Perouse Museum Plan


Randwick Council proposal for expenditure of around $100,000 for exhibitions and events at La Perouse Museum over this financial year.

 A Business Plan for the Perouse Museum  will be discussed at Randwick City Council’s Meeting Tuesday 24th July 2018 – CLICK HERE FOR PAPERS 

NOTE: Should you wish to discuss with your Council Representatives click here for Councillor details 

Proposed exhibitions and activities are budgeted to cost $69,000 with expected revenue of $3000 to be allocated from the 2018-2019 budget.  In addition there is a proposed contribution of $88,000 over 3 years for an ARC Grant in collaboration with University of NSW.


The Pauline McLeod Primary School Art Exhibition $1500

Aboriginal Art of La Perouse October 2018 – February 2019 $25,000

Objets Francais April to July 2019  $10,000

La Perouse Through the Lens La Perouse Photographs  March – July 2019 $18,000

In addition Public and School Events at $10 pp:  Shared Histories charged at $65 for 20 students; Two French- Themed Public Programs $8000; Bastille Day Courtyard Performance – Chris Cody;

Weaving Workshops $500 each; Kadoo Tours $600 each; Storytelling by the Beach $1200; Cultural Cooking Class $2200; Boomerang Throwing Class $500 each.  Total cost $14,000 with expected revenue $3000.

ARC Grant Proposal:  Aeolian Building Wind Sounds with Didgeridoo – $8,000 Council $6,500 UNSW;  Whispers in language French UNSW $5,000 Council $3,000; Sonic Well sound connection telegraph cable Council $6,000 UNSW $15,000; Sun Spot Council $16,000 UNSW $9,000; The Green Book Light and Wind Projection at Macquarie Tower UNSW $7,000 Council $30,000; Research on the Museum colar, maritime and indigenous themes UNSW $35,000 Council $25,000

Total Council input $88,000 over 3 years; UNSW $114,500 (including $34,000 to prepare application); ARC funding anticipated $218,000.



Bastille Day 2018



Saturday 14 July 2018, La Perouse Museum and grounds, 1609 Anzac Parade, La Perouse, 9:30am-2pm. 

Chris Cody – Australian/French Jazz pianist and composer






You are invited to  celebrate Bastille Day at La Perouse. There will be food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.  The festivities will begin with an historical re-enactment and ceremony at the Laperouse Monument with musical entertainment and activities from 11am.  Australian/French Jazz Pianist and composer,  Chris Cody and his band, will be the featured artists.

For more information contact or  9093 6791.

Plan of Management for National Park at La Perouse



NOTE: The new Plan of Management came into effect 28th January 2020. National Parks have made provision in this new Plan for access fees to be charged at La Perouse (page 25, 14(c))  Randwick Council were asked to object to this provision but did not, despite the fact that Randwick ratepayers have already taken on responsibility for the cost of operations and maintenance of the Museum, monuments and surrounding grounds.

The National Parks Plan of Management for Kamay Botany Bay National Park which was written in 2000 is now being revised.  You can have your say on priorities for the new plan.  Submissions close 2nd August 2018details at this link 

You are invited to attend a stakeholder workshop to have your say on the draft master plan and draft plan of management for Kamay Botany Bay National Park. At these workshops, NPWS staff and engagement consultants Context will be available to explore issues and seek your feedback on future management of the park. We encourage stakeholder groups to send 1 or 2 representatives to participate in a workshop. We are offering two separate workshops: Thursday 28 June, Kensington Park Community Centre, Hall 2, 1 Day Lane, Kensington from 3.30pm – 6pm
Wednesday 27 June Kamay Botany Bay National Park Visitor Centre, Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell from 1.30pm – 4pm   Pleas
e let the organisers know which workshop you would like to attend. email: phone: 02 9542 0619

National Parks manage most of the public open space at La Perouse (all except Frenchman’s Bay, Timbery and Cann Parks). National Parks are responsible for Congwong and Little Congwong beaches, Cape Banks,  the Military Heritage at Henry Head and Cape Banks, The Minmi Wreck, the Depression Camp heritage in Happy Valley, the Historic Coast Cemetery, Brown’s Rock Fishing Platform, the Laperouse Museum within the Cable Station, the Receveur tomb, Laperouse Monument*, Macquarie Watchtower, Bare Island and Astrolabe and Cruwee Coves.  They are responsible for keeping down weeds such as bitou, protecting native fauna and flora (including Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub) and eradicating feral animals which prey on native animals or destroy native vegetation.  National Parks are responsible for toilets overlooking Congwong Bay and the toilets at Cape Banks(not open to the public).

NOTE:  The Cable Station, Monuments (Laperouse, Receveur, Watchtower) and land within the La Perouse Loop are leased to Randwick City Council until 2058. However, this area remains part of the National Park and is subject to the Kamay Botany Bay Plan of Management.

There is also an opportunity for the Plan of Management to link the marine environmentbi, as has been done at Bouddi National Park 

Report on Tourism at La Perouse (2010)







Toilets overlooking Congwong Bay

Congwong Bay Toilets

Bitou in light green

Bitou in light green