Work started in March on improving one of the Shire’s most beautiful recreational spots, Kangaroo Point in Brooklyn. Major park improvements and a new restaurant and takeaway kiosk facility will be constructed.
With superb panoramic views over the Hawkesbury River and the Railway Bridge it’s already a popular lookout, picnic and fishing spot for locals and visitors. It also has significant indigenous and European heritage.
Over the coming months Council will revitalise and improve the park with the construction of two public viewing decks, an enlarged lawn area for picnics and outdoor recreation, a pathway with stairs and the construction of formal carpark to meet current carparking standards.
The park improvement works will be paid for using funds received from the sale of the Brooklyn Sewerage Treatment Plant site to Sydney Water last year.
The old food bar has now been demolished and will be replaced with a restaurant and takeaway food kiosk as part of a 21 year lease of the food bar site to a private operator, Gen March Pty Ltd.
The park will be closed for periods throughout the year while construction and landscaping works take place.
Stay tuned for more news about the development as well as some interesting historical facts.