Waitara Park Precinct
Council is undertaking significant capital works within the Waitara Park Precinct to provide increased and improved open space for the local community.
Council adopted the Waitara Park Plan of Management in 2015. This document provides a master plan for the future development and management of Waitara Park. The redevelopment of Waitara Park Precinct will comprise of a number of individual projects as outlined below.
Construction commenced in 2016 on new tennis courts, to be built on the site of the former bowling club, which incorporates flood mitigation works aimed at reducing flooding for downstream properties. These works were completed in August 2017.
Amenities Building (including Tennis clubhouse) and playground
In April 2017 Council resolved to demolish the former Hornsby Bowling Club building and develop a smaller amenities building (with associated facilities for the new tennis courts) in association with an inclusive playground in this part of the Park. Work on the new building commenced in December 2017 and is expected to be completed by June 2018. The building will include:
- Public toilets
- Tennis clubroom
The new playground will include:
- a fenced all access and inclusive playground with shade structure;
- exercise equipment;
- park furniture including shelter and picnic tables and seats;
- landscaping with new plants and trees.
Construction was completed for a new PCYC facility in September 2017. This new facility includes:-
- indoor courts for netball and basketball, exercise, dance, drama, boxing
- meeting rooms
- 87 underground carparking spaces
- appealing external open space for the community including terraces with hammocks, seats and outdoor table tennis
Mark Taylor Oval
New fencing and sightscreens completed in October 2017.
New drainage works in Park Avenue are expected to be completed in early 2018. Following this there will be car parking available along the Waitara Park frontage on Park Avenue.
Orara Park is a new expanded local community park located on the vacant land between Romsey Street and Waitara Avenue. A portion of this land (west of Orara Street) was developed as a park in 2009 and contains some play equipment. The new work will complete the remaining part of the park and upgrade the existing parkland.
For more information, visit the Orara Park project page.