Local Projects, Blakehurst Ward
Carss Bush Park Foreshore Naturalisation (Stages Two and Three)
Works Start Date: October 2018
Works End Date: July 2019
Location: Carss Bush Park Carwar Avenue, Carss Park
Funding: $2.6 million in total including $800,000 from the Commonwealth Government's Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program and the remainder funded by Council.
Continuing its successful foreshore habitat improvement program, Georges River Council constructed its largest eco-shoreline/environmentally friendly seawall project along the remaining sections of seawall at Carss Bush Park.

Stage Two is a 1.0ha project area incorporates a 130m of concrete vertical seawall, 80m concrete stormwater channel and associated parkland in the western section of the park. This project saw the removal of the existing concrete seawall and the creation of a mudflat/beach environment with a vegetated coastal dune constructed behind. The original concrete stormwater channel was removed, and a ‘naturalised’ creek line developed with a larger mouth to emulate natural creek lines entering into the Georges River.

The creek environment will include saltmarsh, mangrove, and rocky intertidal areas along the sandstone and sediment based waterway. 

Stage Three is a 0.7ha project area focused on 292m of concrete vertical seawall on Carss Point, connecting the two previous stages. The focus of this stage is was designed to be consistent with the construction designs of the earlier two stages of the project, to emulate the historic shape of Carss Point, and the establishment of estuarine habitat communities.

These communities include saltmarsh, intertidal rock platform, and mudflat habitats introduced through the use of sandstone terraces, concrete construction, and ‘rip-rap’ zones. Other features incorporated into the foreshore include a small boat ramp for the local remote control sailing club, and an overwater boardwalk section to improve community use.


Poulton Park Synthetic Field Construction

Works Start Date: March 2019
Works End Date: August 2019
Location: Poulton Park, Moreshead Drive Connells Point
Funding: $2.5million incorporating Council Funding and a grant from the Office of Local Government

Georges River Council has engaged a contractor to complete the design, construction and landscaping works for Poulton Park Synthetic Field Construction.

This project will focus on improving recreational sporting facilities within the local area by constructing a main and training synthetic football surface, drainage and pavement at Poulton Park. The project will also focus on improving the community’s use of the areas through the construction of new paths.


New Sports Amenities Buildings in Renown Reserve, Oatley

Works Start Date: 18 June 2018
Works End Date: June 2019
Location: Renown Reserve, Oatley
Funding: $1.2 million from Stronger Communities Fund and $731,427 from Asset Management Reserve Investment
Two new state-of-the-art sports and public amenity buildings will be constructed in Renown Reserve, with construction commencing on Monday 18 June 2018. 

On Tuesday 12 June, Council and Sullivans Constructions undertook a site assessment to ensure the nominated locations of the new buildings were suitable. During the assessment a substantial volume of rock was uncovered, which has meant the locations of the buildings have had to be adjusted slightly from the original location. This relocation will ensure that the works will continue to schedule. 

The new buildings, which were designed with the assistance from consultation with the St George Football Association, Oatley Football Club and Renown United Rugby League Club, will provide numerous benefits to sports clubs and members of the community. These benefits are outlined below: 
Public amenities comprising:
  • One urinal
  • One ambulant male toilet
  • One ambulant female toilet
  • One female toilet
  • One unisex accessible toilet with baby change table
Football Amenities
  • Home and Away gender neutral changerooms (comprising in each changeroom):
  • Two shower cubicles
  • One ambulant toilet
  • Bench seating
  • Marine grade carpet in change areas
  • Referees changeroom
  • Canteen
  • Storage
  • Undercover BBQ area (to be funded by Club)
Rugby League Sports Amenities:
  • Home and Away gender neutral changerooms (comprising in each changeroom):
  • Two shower cubicles
  • One ambulant toilet
  • Bench seating
  • Marine grade carpet in change areas
  • Referees changeroom
  • Canteen
  • Storage
  • Clubroom (to be funded by Club)
  • Undercover BBQ area (to be funded by Club)
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