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Three Box Hill Infrastructure Projects awarded with tenders

Mayor Of The Hills Shire Dr Peter Gangemi Pictured With President Of Box Hill Nelson Progress Association Vicki Giannoulis At The Future Anthony Skarratt Reserve Site
Mayor of the hills shire dr peter gangemi pictured with president of box hill nelson progress association vicki giannoulis at the future anthony skarratt reserve site © hills shire council

Three infrastructure projects in Box Hill have been awarded tenders for their construction, according to the Hills Shire Council on Wednesday, 25 October 2023.

The following projects are included: construction of Anthony Skaratt Reserve Stage One; upgrading the intersection of Edwards Road and Annangrove Road to a four-way roundabout; and establishment of a culvert crossing on Terry Road.

    • Stage one of the Anthony Skarratt Reserve constructions will include:
    • Single-storey community centre including a satellite library, activity rooms and function room with a permanent space for Box Hill Nelson Progress Association
    • Playgroup space with outdoor play area
    • Car park with 187 spaces, including two EV charging stations
    • Roundabout at the intersection of Nelson Road and Box Road
    • Pavement widening on Nelson Road, including a new bus bay
    • Adjustments to service utilities and construction of traffic management and controls
    • Earthworks and landscaping.
The final master plan for the anthony skarratt reserve on may 2021 © hills shire council

Once all construction stages are completed, the Reserve will feature four football fields, two baseball fields, six multi-purpose courts, cricket practice nets, a playground, and three car parks. As a result of a community consultation in May 2021, the Master Plan now includes two synthetic cricket pitches, an outdoor gym, and a baseball batting practice tunnel.

    • The intersection upgrade of Edwards Road and Annangrove Road will include:
    • Upgrading the intersection to a four-way roundabout
    • Extensive relocation of service utilities (telecommunications, power, water, wastewater, gas)
    • A central concrete roundabout, median and blister islands
    • Pavement widening, draining and kerb and gutter work.

The Terry Road culvert crossing in front of Brindle Parkway Reserve is currently under construction and will include the following:

    • Earthworks
    • Relocation of service utilities
    • Installation of concrete box culverts and
    • Road construction work

The stormwater infrastructure on Terry Road will be upgraded to prevent frequent flooding. The project requires full road closure and a detour implementation during critical construction stages.

Works are expected to commence on these projects in late 2023.

Dr Peter Gangemi, the Mayor of The Hills Shire aimed to prioritise infrastructure projects in Hills Shire’s growing areas.

“These three projects are crucial for Box Hill, which is increasing in population as part of the NSW Government’s Northwest Priority Growth Area,” Mayor Gangemi said.

“Council is pleased to deliver the upcoming roundabout at Annangrove Road and Edwards Road, which will improve accessibility and safety for local road users.

“The new community centre at Anthony Skarratt Reserve will be a focal meeting point for local residents, as well as the home of Box Hill Nelson Progress Association.

“The culvert crossing on Terry Road will reduce the possibility of flash flooding in this locality, improving road access for local residents in heavy rains.

“I’m proud that Council is prioritising infrastructure projects for the families that are moving into the area and I’m looking forward to seeing these projects get underway.”

Vicki Giannoulis, the President of the Box Hill Nelson Progress Association, expressed her excitement to see the tender for stage one of the construction of Anthony Skarratt Reserve awarded, which once completed, will include a new community centre that will become the home of the Association.

“It will be amazing to see this site transition into a brand-new facility that will service not only our Association but also the current and future residents of Box Hill and more widely, The Hills Shire,” Ms Giannoulis said.

For more information about these projects, visit and search for ‘Council Works & Projects.’

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