Major upgrades at Centennial Park secure benefits for generations to come


Centennial Park is now greener and better equipped to unearth the next generation of elite athletes following the completion of two major projects.

More than 200 native gum trees have been planted as part of a major regeneration project to create a native urban forest, while a completed $4.8 million upgrade of the E.S Marks athletics field will give local juniors state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.

Minister for Cities Rob Stokes said the two projects underlined the Perrottet Government’s commitment to give young people every opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle and create a city within a park.

“Our public spaces belong to everyone and it’s important that they not only give families a place to gather and play, but also support our native plants and animals to thrive,” Mr Stokes said.

“These two projects mean our youngest citizens will have a facility that can transform them into future sporting stars and a green oasis in the heart of the city to enjoy for many years to come.”

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton said Centennial Parklands is a National Heritage Listed precious green space for Eastern Suburbs residents.

“I have spent almost all of my life living close by to the Parklands. I am so pleased that the pine trees planted throughout the 1960s that are reaching the end of their life are now finally being replaced by native gums,” Ms Upton said.

“Centennial Parklands is home to more than 16,000 trees, cared for and nurtured by expert arborists. This new planting will help restore the Parkland’s natural biodiversity.”

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) might be of the point-in-time nature, and edited for clarity, style and length. Mirage.News does not take institutional positions or sides, and all views, positions, and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s).View in full here.