Goulburn’s next green space will be growing faster than expected thanks to an $821,000 investment from round two of the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward joined Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk and General Manager Warwick Bennett to announce the partial funding of Riverside Park on Friday.
Ms Goward said Riverside Park will provide much-needed outdoor community space in the rapidly-expanding part of Goulburn.
“This project will transform a neglected piece of land on the edge of Goulburn into a central, welcoming outdoor community space that residents have been crying out for,” Ms Goward said.
The site of the 18 ha park is bounded on three sides of low-density residences, off Marys Mount Road, including Warrigal Care to the west and the Wollondilly River to the south.
“It’s great that Council now has such a strong planning focus on creating beautiful open spaces to offset our new residential developments. “I was personally delighted to support this very special project which keeps Goulburn green and preserves the regional ambience that we live here for,” Ms Goward said.
Mayor Bob Kirk said Council will progress the transformation of the currently weedy and eroded vacant lot in 2019.
“The Riverside Park will bring beautiful parkland, wildlife, picnic and recreational facilities to the 6,000-something families residing in this growing suburb of Goulburn.
“Best of all the network of paths will link the park to the popular Wollondilly Walking Track,” Cr Kirk said.
When complete, the park will include:
A network of paths linking it to the popular Wollondilly Walking track
Picnic and BBQ facilities
Observation points for watching wildlife within a green corridor