Charles Health Reserve in the heart of Five Dock is about to undergo a $3.2 million upgrade as part of an ambitious capital works program.
A community and play space featuring an outdoor fitness station, children’s adventure playground, kitchen garden, barbecue facilities, and picnic seating will be built in 2021.
The park is located on Queens Road next to the popular Five Dock Leisure Centre, which is also slated to receive a new café and amenities as part of the project.
“This multimillion dollar upgrade is about activating under-utilised space for our growing community,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
“Five Dock is set to boom with the introduction of a Sydney Metro West station and we are committed to ensuring our community has access to open, green spaces for recreation.”
The project, funded by the Department of Planning through their Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program, is set to begin construction in 2021.
Initial concept designs have been released by the City of Canada Bay who are calling on residents to review the plans and help shape the community space.
“We’re starting with a blank slate and will deliver feedback directly to the architects and project managers. We want it to be a space for the community, created by the community. ”
The children’s adventure playground is set to be a big drawcard for the area and will incorporate inclusive design principles so it’s accessible for all ages and abilities.
“We’re also asking for feedback on what equipment we should include in our outdoor fitness station. We want our residents to be active and healthy, and to take advantage of recreational opportunities.”
“Everything from the equipment to the public art on display is open for feedback. I encourage residents to have their say so we can create a wonderful community space to enjoy for many years to come.”
To find out more about the project or provide feedback visit collaborate.canadabay.nsw.gov.au. Submissions close on 19 July 2020.