The completion of Caddies Creek Reserve is a step closer, with Council awarding a tender for a company to carry out mitigation works required under the Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP).
Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said that so far, progress on Caddies Creek had been delayed as Council waited for the Office of Environment and Heritage to issue an AHIP.
“We announced this project some time back and we did not expect that we would have to wait for approval from the Office of Environment and Heritage for so long,” Mayor Byrne said.
“But now that we’ve got the green light, we are pushing ahead at full-steam and we are hoping to get this patch of land looking like pristine sporting fields sooner rather than later.”
Council has completed detailed site planning and once the mitigation works were completed, will move on to construction.
“Construction will consist of three rectangular sporting fields and a baseball diamond with associated irrigation, drainage and lighting,” Mayor Byrne said.
“We’ll also build two new amenities buildings, an 118-spot car park, as well as widening Millcroft Way and constructing a new path for pedestrians and cyclists.”
Mayor Byrne said Council aimed to have the sporting fields open to the public for the 2018/2019 summer season.