Transforming Wilson Road Reserve
Published Tuesday, 7th June 2016
An extensive $1,453,500 million upgrade to Wilson Road Reserve, Bonnyrigg Heights, is almost complete.
The six hectare parkland is receiving many new recreational features, including a playground featuring a flying fox, seating opportunities, a fenced dog off-leash area with separate areas for small and large dogs, a futsal field and a new 36-space car park and roundabout on Wilson Road.
A popular Everybody Walking circuit along with outdoor fitness equipment will also be installed, complementing the existing outdoor fitness equipment featured in 10 other parks across Fairfield City.
Construction of the car park and the roundabout on Wilson Road is complete. The park is expected to be complete and open to the public in September this year.
Rehabilitation works along Wilson Creek in Wilson Road Reserve will also be taking place as part of this upgrade. These works will stabilise the creek bed and bank to reduce erosion and install in-stream features such as cascades and pools. The creek corridor will also be re-vegetated with native plants.
Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the upgrade was a continuation of Council's infrastructure investment across Fairfield City.
“The aim is to ensure residents and families have an opportunity to get fit and healthy regardless of where they live and of their age and ability,” Mayor Carbone said. “Council is committed to ensuring that Fairfield City has quality public spaces as well as leisure and recreation opportunities that meet the growing and changing needs of the community.
“This commitment was determined by the priorities set by the Fairfield City community in the Community Strategic Plan 2012–2022.”
The upgrade will see the full potential of Wilson Road Reserve realised, transforming it into a recreational space that can be used by people of all ages and ability for enjoyment as well as to be active and healthy.
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