Kempsey Shire Council wants to hear your thoughts on proposed new playground equipment for Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve.
Council recently adopted a development plan for the revitalisation of the foreshore reserve to maximise recreational opportunities for residents and visitors while allowing for the efficient and effective operation of the Holiday Park as a key business.
Work has begun on preparing detailed designs and construction plans for the $3.4 million project which is jointly funded by the NSW Government under its Restart NSW Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund and Council.
The funding will deliver:
- New 2-lane boat ramp and car and trailer parking to improve river access for fishing and other boating activities
- Relocated fish cleaning table
- Expanded riverfront picnic and barbeque area
- New children's playground within the picnic area
- New foreshore pathways
- New public toilet facilities
- An outdoor stage for concerts and events
- Additional public car parking along a new access road
- New carpark at the footbridge with vehicle turnaround accessible parking
- New timber wharf/boardwalk along the riverbank at the head of the carpark
- New entrance, office and manager's residence for the Holiday Park including entry check-in bay and two-way entry/exit road
- A new amenity building for the northern part of the park
The reserve's boat ramp improvements are funded by a $250,000 grant under the Boating Now program and are scheduled to begin mid-year.
As part of this first stage of works, council will remove existing, ageing play equipment within the reserve and replace it with a more modern version.
The equipment includes an adventure playground with slides and rope climbing structures, and an orbit spinner.
Tell us what you think about the proposed new playground equipment via an online survey on council's engagement website Your Say Macleay at: https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/STP-foreshore
Survey submissions close at 8:30am on Monday, 17 June 2019.