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First Sod Turned at Woodbury Reserve Redevelopment Works

First Sod Turned At Woodbury Reserve
First sod was turned at woodbury reserve, which was attended by mayor sarah mcmahon, nsw mlc peter primrose, robyn preston mp, and deputy mayor barry calvert and local biker kids © hawkesbury city council

Glossodia families and sporting teams will soon receive a major boost thanks to the transformation of Woodbury Reserve at Glossodia, according to the Hawkesbury City Council.

Work on the first phase of the redevelopment is now underway, with a brand-new BMX pump track now under construction. It is being funded by the NSW Government through a $455,000 Open Spaces Program: Places to Play grant.

Hawkesbury City Mayor Sarah McMahon joined NSW MLC Peter Primrose to turn the first sod on the works.

The Woodbury Reserve works will include:

  • New pump track
  • New playground
  • New multi-purpose courts
  • New amenities building
  • Improved and additional parking within the site
  • Designated dog off-leash area
  • Shared path network with better connections
  • Improved access to natural areas
  • Additional shelters with barbecue facilities

Work will extend to the rest of the reserve by the end of summer, weather permitting.

Woodbury Reserve Redevelopment Works
Redevelopment works has begun at woodbury reserve © hawkesbury city council

“I’m really excited that work has begun on the eagerly anticipated revitalisation of Woodbury Reserve,” Mayor McMahon said.

“Woodbury Reserve will transform into a thriving community recreation hub that will be beloved by families, individuals and sporting teams. I know that there are many kids and teens that are particularly looking forward to the new pump track!

“There will be something here for everyone to enjoy, and I can’t wait to see the community down here every day of the week enjoying the new facilities.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said the new pump track would be a great community asset for Glossodia and the wider Hawkesbury.

“The NSW Government’s $16.7 million Places to Play program is a commitment to creating places for people to connect with greater access to nature, water and places to get adventurous outdoors,” Mr Scully said.

Attending the event, NSW MLC Peter Primrose said the new facility will benefit riders of all ages and abilities.

Woodbury Reserve will receive a full redevelopment in line with the already-approved Masterplan, which was adopted in February 2022 following extensive community consultation, and will provide the Glossodia community and its surroundings with much-needed passive and active recreation facilities.

The Council is committed to providing spaces and infrastructure that support healthy and active lifestyles and celebrate the outdoor beauty of Hawkesbury.

Weather permitting, the Council anticipates the Woodbury Reserve redevelopment to be completed in Spring 2024.

For more information on the NSW Government’s Places to Play Program, visit:

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