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Glebe Park Bowral – Park upgrade works and temporary closure

17 August, 2011

As part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s ongoing Open Spaces Improvement Strategy, Council will be undertaking significant upgrade works to Glebe Park in Bowral.

The upgrade works will include;

  • The provision of a concrete footpath to Bowral Street,
  • Concrete pavement to the “desire line” that dissects the park from St Jude Street to Bowral Street,
  • Concrete pavement to the high wear areas around the playground,
  • A “village green” area to the south west corner of the park. This consists of an oval shaped level grassed area 30m x 45m with four grass mounds on the perimeter,
  • Shade tolerant planting to the area abutting St Jude Street,
  • The installation of an irrigation system utilising storm water catchment from the Cricket Hall of Fame,
  • The upgrade of turf areas and extensive arboriculture works,
  • The renewal and upgrade of the park furniture,
  • The removal of treated pine bollards from St Jude Street, Bowral Street and Glebe Street,
  • The installation of wheel stops to formalise the parking along St Jude Street, and
  • The provision of space for the proposed Mary Poppins statue.

The works are planned to commence on Monday 22 August and weather permitting, is expected to be completed with five weeks. This time line will take advantage of the contractor’s large team (up to 15 men) to minimise the disruption to the park users and the community.

To protect park visitors the park area and playground will be isolated from the public during the construction period with temporary fencing (1.8m high weldmesh safety fencing).

The upgrade project is funded by contributions from the Bradman Trust, the Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program and Council.

Should you require any further information on the Glebe Park upgrade, please contact Peter Byrne on 4868 0882.

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