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Over $5 million secured for huge foreshore upgrade

19 June 2018 | Council

Today City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas announced the River Activation and Foreshore Upgrade project will go ahead, thanks to $5 million of funding from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Precinct Support Scheme.

“We are committed to protecting and enhancing our rivers, open spaces and foreshores, making them more accessible for residents and visitors to the area. The River Activation and Foreshore Upgrade project at McIlwaine Park and Brays Bay will improve the already picturesque foreshore in Rhodes East,” said City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.

McIlwaine Park upgrades will provide an accessible pathway along the foreshore, including installation of new lighting and seats. Landscaping upgrades within 15-20 metres of the foreshore will be a major part of the project, including an array of native plants. 

Along the river, a section of seawall will be converted into viewing steps, leading from the land into the water. A new jetty will be constructed to make it easier for the community to access water activities such as kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddle boarding. 

The River Activation and Foreshore Upgrade project will promote and provide additional regional links for active transport via the new pathway along the foreshore and encourage recreational activities in the area. 

“This upgrade will provide a wonderful opportunity to improve our foreshore area in our City, so members of our community can make the most out of living and working in the area,” Mayor Tsirekas said. 

Project planning will commence in June 2018, with construction beginning in 2020. 

 
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