The City of Canada Bay has revealed its ambitious plans for Howley Park East Reserve in Drummoyne.
After successfully obtaining $1.5 million of funding from the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program, City of Canada Bay General Manager John Clark said he was thrilled to secure the future of the site for the community.
“Howley Park East has served as a thoroughfare to the marina but these works will now make it a recreation destination,” Mr Clark said.
“I’m excited to now work alongside the local community on the plan for this space. We’ve developed a vision but the design will ultimately be shaped by residents after extensive consultation.
By securing funding and the ongoing management of the recreational element of the reserve, we have been able to optimise this open space and create a new recreation area for our residents.”
Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti said the newly released plans reveal how the eastern side of Howley Park will be transformed by a design inspired by the natural environment, enhancing the smooth lines of the sandstone and beach.
“Visitors will be able to enjoy a meandering accessible path along a raised boardwalk connecting Victoria Place to the beach and marina, with a lookout spot and picturesque views along the way,” Mr Sidoti said.
“Works will also include a new turfed terrace where visitors can picnic and relax, improved foreshore access to the beach, a new retaining wall, access ramp, landscaping and bush regeneration.
This is a great example of how the Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program supports partnerships with Councils to activate and improve Crown land for community use.”
Consultation on the plans is set to open in December 2021. Detailed designs will be developed before the project goes out to tender. The new and improved Howley Park East is scheduled to be complete in late 2022 for the community to enjoy.
To view the concept plans and read more about the project, visit bit.ly/howleyparkeast