Bayside Mayor Dr Christina Curry and Councillors were joined by representatives from Property and Development NSW (PDNSW) at a sod turning to mark the start of work that will transform a vacant site in the heart of Wolli Creek into a vibrant recreational park for residents.
Bayside Council purchased the land from the NSW Government earlier this year to pave the way for a new town park.
“This new park is set to be a welcome, and much needed addition, to the Wolli Creek landscape,” Mayor Curry said.
“This is a big win for residents whose ideas and suggestions have also helped us design a park that will deliver open recreational space to the local community. It will be a place for everyone of all ages to enjoy.”
PDNSW CEO Leon Walker, said the Government had invested $2.9 million in preparing the site for its future use.
“This land was no longer required for government service delivery and needed to be put to a new use that would reap real benefits for the Wolli Creek community,” Mr Walker said.
“The Department improved the site and worked closely with Bayside Council on an outcome that will support its delivery of a new park, giving residents access to high-quality open space for generations to come.”
This has been several years in the making and Councillors have worked hard to make it happen.
The new park will have active play areas, recreational facilities, picnic areas, and new trees providing shade and habitat for local wildlife.
It also features:
- Grassed open space
- Multi-purpose active space with sports surfacing, including basketball hoops
- Shaded playspaces, picnic shelter and park seating
- Landscaping, new trees
- Park lighting