Works start on upgrade to William Beach Park – Wollongong

This week, Council started work to upgrade William Beach Park, Brownsville so that it’s ready to go for the busy summer months.

It’s a big project that aims to upgrade the William Beach Park area by;

  • revitalising the carpark
  • building new footpaths
  • installing bike parking
  • flood water safety signage
  • tree planting and landscaping
  • relocating the memorial
  • and installing new Aboriginal artworks and signage.

Although we started work on this project this week, we’ll be temporarily pausing work from Friday 24 September to Sunday 26 September so that residents can access the park and playground over the weekend.

On Monday 27 September, we’ll pick up the tools and resume work to complete this upgrade. Work is expected to take up to two months to complete, pending weather conditions.

To ensure our community’s safety, we need to temporarily close the playground and access to William Beach Park during construction. After this weekend, there will be no access to the playground or park as we need to maintain a safe site for both our works crews and community.

Residents wanting to access Mullet Creek or William Beach Reserve for recreational activities will still be able to do so by using the southern car park at the gated entrance.

“William Beach Park is due for an extensive upgrade and this week we’ve started works on the first stage of the project so that we can ensure the park is ready to go in time for the busy summer period,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“We recognise that this is a well-loved park and we thank our community for their patience and understanding as we complete this work. Our priority is to ensure the safety of our staff and community, and we need to close the playground now so we can get this project done quickly and safely.

“William Beach Park is a place that has high cultural significance to our diverse community. Currently the signs located at this site are in poor condition and no longer serve their original purpose.

”As part of this project we plan to look at how we can recognise the site’s significance to local Aboriginal people. We’ll continue to work with key stakeholders, community groups and our local Aboriginal community to collaborate on new artwork and signage for the park that can tell the history and significance of the site.

Residents wanting to access Mullet Creek or William Beach Reserve for recreational activities will still be able to do so by using the southern car park at the gated entrance.

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