Riverside Park endorsed by Council
Published on 07 August 2019
Stage one of Riverside Park has been endorsed by Councillors, following a community consultation period and a report to Council on Tuesday night.
$2.2m is allocated in the 2019/20 financial year for the project, which will include significant landscaping, 2km of an integrated walking and cycling pathway that will connect with the Wollondilly Walking Track, a new parking area and a fully equipped outdoor gym.
Council received ten submissions during the consultation period, with only four of these expressing concern about the walking track location.
“We made the decision to move forward with the project and initial plan for the walkway location as it was chosen due to the topography of the area and the need to ensure full disability access around the park” said Mayor Kirk.
“Any changes to the footpath alignment would have led to a six figure increase in the construction costs and this is simply not achievable for Council.”
Affected residents will be further consulted during construction to minimise impacts, and further measures may include vegetation planted between the footpath and property boundaries.
Construction of stage one of Riverside Park is due to commence in the 2019/20 financial year, with earthworks, clearing, tree planting and weed control expected to begin prior to the end of 2019.