Improved parkland just around the corner for Dingley Village
27 May 2016
Dingley Village residents will have improved access to parkland thanks to a Kingston Council upgrade of the Spring Road Reserve now underway.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said Council was responding to a community survey last year that showed strong community support for improved access at the former landfill site.
“The park upgrade is part of Council’s ongoing efforts to enhance and improve open spaces in the Green Wedge,” Cr Bearsley said.
Works are currently underway and expected to be complete towards the end of the year.
Improvements underway include:
- removal of environmental weeds around the park permiter
- removal of the existing chain mesh fence and installation of new fencing
- improved pedestrian access across existing drainage
- retention and protection of existing native trees
- new gates to allow vehicle access.
Council is also developing a landscape plan to guide future improvement at the Spring Road Reserve.
“This first stage of works aim to open up access to the park and make initial improvements to the look and feel of the reserve to make it more welcoming to the community,” Cr Bearsley said.
“Later stages of works, as funding becomes available, will include new paths, seating, picnic tables and parking areas.”
As the site is a former landfill, all works will be conducted according to an Environmental Management Plan developed for the site.