A 9ha new regional park for sporting and recreation will be created in Pitt Town under plans unveiled by Hawkesbury City Council which also include road upgrades plus improvements to playgrounds and footpaths.
The Draft Masterplan for Fernadell Park is currently on exhibition. Residents have until Thursday, July 8 to view it and have their say at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au.
Hawkesbury City Mayor Patrick Conolly said the work is being planned following extensive consultation and projects identified by the community.
“Pitt Town is one of our fastest growing towns and Council understands the importance of supporting this growth with the infrastructure and public spaces needed to maintain the quality of life for residents,” he said.
“I’m particularly excited about Fernadell Park, and I look forward to seeing this space transformed into a beautiful park that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s a leisurely walk or picnic, kicking a ball around with your children or participating in organised sport.”
Fernadell Park will be created at Fernadell Drive where council plans to build a 9ha park that will serve as a recreation and sporting hub for Pitt Town.
The regional park would be developed in four stages over the next few years.
Considerations include football and cricket fields, netball and multisport courts, playground, youth space, dog off leash area, amenities building, picnic shelters with barbecues, lakeside decking, walking paths and car parking.
As well as Fernadell Park, council has committed to a number of important road improvements in Pitt Town which are due to commence this month and will take approximately five months to complete.
Works include improvements to Bathurst Street, Hall Street, Hawkesbury Street, Johnston Street, Wells Street and Punt Road.
On top of these projects council has set aside $150,000 this financial year for improvements to local parks and paths in Pitt Town, including $40,000 to build restrooms at Bona Vista Park in partnership with the NSW Government.
Pitt Town residents are being asked to vote on a list of priority projects to allocate the remaining $110,000. Residents have until Friday, June 11 to have their say by visiting the council’s website www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au.