THE second phase of Brighton Council’s Bridgewater Parkland project is open for use.
Brighton Council endorsed the Bridgewater Parkland Master Plan 2016-2026 following extensive stakeholder and community consultation with the first phase opening to the community two years ago.
The second phase of this important project is already a very popular park with significant daily use by families in the community.
Parkland Stage 2 is located on the Bridgewater foreshore in the Green Point Reserve area with impressive views over the River Derwent and back to Mount Wellington.
Brighton Council’s General Manager James Dryburgh said residents would have noticed some elements to the parkland area were still to be completed over coming months.
“Seating is on the way and will be installed as soon as received from the manufacturer. The order includes seating, picnic tables and bike hoops. Construction on the toilet block will begin in the coming month and will likely take approximately a month to complete.
Additional lighting and security cameras will also be installed in parallel with the toilet block works. An outdoor barbecue will also be installed in this coming month.
At this stage, an official opening of Bridgewater Parkland Stage 2 is scheduled for later next month.
“This area is set to become a vibrant community hub and recreational precinct with MONA’s Botanica Institute adjacent to the new Parkland.
“We are confident based on how positively phase 1 of the project was accepted by the community that it would prove to be a popular destination park for the whole region, given the range of play equipment on offer, facilities and foreshore location,” Mr Dryburgh said.