Wise­mans Ferry Park up­grades

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Infrastructure Upgrades -

Wise­mans Ferry Park is a much-loved com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity en­joyed by res­i­dents and vis­i­tors alike to The Hills district.

To­wards the end of 2017 Hills Shire Coun­cil com­pleted fore­shore im­prove­ment works within Wise­mans Ferry Park. The river banks were col­laps­ing and the age­ing rock filled bas­kets along the river edge were in poor con­di­tion.

Coun­cil has in­stalled two new sand­stone rock walls pro­vid­ing sta­bil­ity and ac­cess to the river edge, and other sec­tions of col­laps­ing river bank were filled with soil and sta­bilised with sand­stone boul­ders and new plants.

Stain­less steel bar­be­cues have been in­stalled ad­ja­cent to the play­ground. Paths have been up­graded. Three large all-weather park shel­ters will be built at the site to pro­vide shade to those us­ing the bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties and ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture. Pic­nic set­tings have been re­placed with newer and more mod­ern ver­sions and ad­di­tional seat­ing up­grades are also planned.”

Most re­cently, new play equip­ment, in­clud­ing ad­di­tional swings, a play unit nest swing and na­tive plant­ing was com­pleted at the park. A na­ture play area with bal­ance beams, step­ping stones and a sand­stone rock with a poem about Wise­mans was de­signed to cre­ate sym­me­try with the re­gion’s con­vict past and our mod­ern vi­brant com­mu­nity. Ad­di­tional play­ground equip­ment is sched­uled to be in­stalled next month in­clud­ing a fly­ing fox ca­ble ride, gi­ant climb­ing rope and slide.

Mayor Byrne pic­tured at the up­garded play­ground

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