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March 21, 2022

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A project to revitalise Figtree Park is set to move forwards following a resolution of Hunter’s Hill Council tonight (Monday 21 March, 2022).

The Council endorsed concept plans for the park that include an inclusive playspace featuring ‘seed pod’ tree houses, timber boardwalks, basket swings, climbing nets, nature play and more, which is set to feature alongside an accessible amenities block, pathways, plantings, and other enhancements.

The NSW Government has allocated $4.75 million in funding to the Council, as part of the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, for the embellishment of Figtree Park.

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The project aims to increase public use of the space and improve connections to adjoining streets through improved traffic and pedestrian outcomes.

The endorsed concept plans reflect community feedback received as part of a multi-phase public consultation process.

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Hunters Hill Croquet Club President Robin Catalano addressed the Council tonight and spoke in support of the plans.

Options for fencing and planting to open up view lines to the croquet lawn inside Figtree Park are part of the endorsed concept.

Further steps relating to costing and design and construction will be worked through and reported to Council ahead of an anticipated commencement date in the coming months.

At tonight’s meeting the Council also resolved a way forward for an upgrade to the playing field at Gladesville Reserve.

A needs analysis and subsequent concept options plan and costing will be prepared in consultation with community and stakeholder groups for an upgrade of Gladesville Reserve field including natural grass, drainage, irrigation, new amenities and cricket nets.

The Council would utilise a $2million grant from the NSW Office of Sport for the upgrade.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
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