Work on new Gobbagombalin Parkland expected to begin before year’s end

Basketball and BMX, or maybe a flying fox and fitness stations – no matter your favourite leisure time activity, Wagga City Council has got it covered in plans for the new Gobbagombalin Parklands.

Council has released its final plan for the 4.7-hectare parklands development after extensive community engagement over 12 months which helped develop a vision for a fun space to explore and enjoy.

“The community told us what they would like to see in their park and we’ve developed a plan to reflect that feedback,” Council Strategic Asset Planner Ben Creighton said.

“It’s a large space to develop and what we have planned has been well received across the community who can’t wait for this project to get underway.”

Mr Creighton said the $500,000 development has been funded over the next two financial years and has been prioritised to meet community requests and available budget.

Work on Stage 1 is expected start before the end of this year.

“This is going to be a family-friendly space,” Mr Creighton said.

“The basketball court, flying fox and BMX track were popular inclusions along with the fenced off-leash dog park.”

The two stages of construction across two financial years are:

2019-2020

* Construction of three shelters with a table setting

* Install eleven bench seats located along the pathway

* Construct a single cubicle toilet near the existing BBQ shelter and playground

* Construct a 10m x10m basketball court near the existing BBQ shelter

* Install a water bubbler next to the existing BBQ shelter

* Construct new sections of path where required to complete a circuit around and through the parklands

* Plant clumps of native trees (similar to what is currently in the park)

* Improve the existing irrigation system

* Install additional parking bay stops.

2020-2021

* Plant advanced deciduous trees around the perimeter of the parkland

* Install combination (soccer/rugby) goal posts

* Install a double flying fox/cableway

* Install four fitness stations around the path circuit

* Install rubber softfall under sections of the playground (swing set, carousel, and slide exits)

* Install a shade sail over the existing playground

* Construct a dog off-leash area

* Construct an asphalt sealed BMX bike track.

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