Local Projects

Blakehurst Ward

Carss Bush Park’s Children’s Playground and Public Art

Works Start Date: July 2016
Works End Date: November 2016
Location: Carwar Avenue, Carss Park
Budget $650,000
Funding: Council funding with support from the NSW Office of Enviroment and Heritage

Carss Bush Park’s Children’s Playground has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment. As part of the process, three pieces of public art reflecting the local flora and fauna were incorporated into the new design:                         

  • A sculptural wall designed by Leanne Tobin in collaboration with Architectural Graphics Pty Ltd
  • The Powerful Owl sculpture by former Artist in Residence, Takis Kozokos
  • Stencil artworks created in collaboration between local Out Of School Hours Care children from Kogarah Community Services and artist Peter Strong. 


Carss Bush Park Channel Naturalisation

Works Start Date: TBC
Works End Date: TBC
Location: Carwar Avenue, Carss Park
Budget TBC

The second stage of the naturalisation of the Carss Bush Park incorporates:

  • The extension of works which commenced in stage one of the project along the foreshore of Carss Bush Park playing fields.
  • The design and construction of a naturalised creek-line and environmentally friendly seawall between Beach Street and the western side of Carss Bush Park baths.

 The naturalised seawall will reintroduce saltmarsh, rocky intertidal, mudflat, mangroves and terrestrial habitats to a currently degraded ecosystem. The project will restore the natural environment of Kogarah Bay and enable park users to reconnect with Kogarah Bay.


Dover Park West Foreshore

Works Start Date: April 2017
Works End Date: June 2017
Location: Dover Park West, Blakehurst
Budget $250,000
Funding: Council funding Council and NSW Office of Enviroment and Heritage - Estuary Management Program Grant

Council is constructing an environmentally friendly seawall to reduce erosion on the steep sediment foreshore slope. This will be achieved by:

  • reducing the existing foreshore slope
  • installing a sandstone rip-rap treatment to increase foreshore strength while also increasing the variability of habitat on the existing, habitat poor foreshore.
  • revegetating the site with riparian species, mangroves and saltmarsh .

 Sections of the park and adjacent Blake Avenue, Blakehurst will be closed during this work.

Mortdale Ward

Jubilee Park Adventure Playground

Works Start Date: June 2017
Works End Date: September / October 2017
Location: Boundary Road, Mortdale
Budget: $2.5 million

Refurbishment of the Jubilee Park Adventure Playground has delivered a first class recreational asset for the community which includes a diverse range of passive and active recreational pursuits. The refurbishment of the park includes new picnic and BBQ areas, a walking track, outdoor fitness equipment and new lighting and seating. Other features include a children’s bike track, junior swings and toddler play area, flying fox and multi-purpose sports courts.

Complementing the recently constructed Mortdale Community Centre, the Adventure Playground enhances the park by improving accessibility throughout the park and creating new recreational facilities for the local community.


Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement and Stormwater Harvesting Scheme- Stages 1,2 and 3

Works Start Date: October/November 2017
Works End Date: June/July 2018
Location: Gannons Park, Peakhurst
Funding: Council, S94 Developer Contributions and $250,000 Metropolitan Greenspace Program.
 The first stage of this project, which has been developed in accordance with the objectives of the Gannons Park Master Plan adopted in 2011, will comprise of the construction of a:
  • Diversion pit
  • Gross Pollutant Trap
  • Rocky creek and swales
  • Shared path alongside creek
  • Storage pond and water feature
  • Boardwalk (part 1 – boardwalk to be completed in later stages)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
The treated stormwater will be stored in storage ponds which will additionally serve as a water feature and an aquatic habitat in the park. Eventually, following Stages 2 & 3 of construction in future years, the treated water from the storage pond will be pumped to a header tank where it will undergo further treatment via filtration and UV disinfection.



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