Council green-lights $5.4 million upgrade to Dendy Park

22 October 2014

Dendy Park will soon be home to new recreational sporting facilities, have enhanced play facilities and significant indigenous plantings to improve native habitat following the adoption of the Dendy Park Masterplan.

Mayor, Cr Laurence Evans said that the $5.4 million masterplan creates a vision for the park that will cement its value for the local community.

“Dendy Park is one of the most significant outdoor recreation areas in Bayside,” Cr Evans said.

“Council’s new Masterplan will offer a range of improvements including new play areas, improved pedestrian and vehicle access all of which will work together to enhance the range of recreational opportunities in the park.”

The Masterplan includes a new nature play activity area, new BBQs and picnic facilities, the installation of a fitness trail and a new centralised pavilion for soccer and cricket.

Cr Evans said that the adoption of the Masterplan comes following several rounds of community consultation.

“Community engagement is an important aspect of the planning agenda at Bayside and often provides insights into issues that might be new to Council,” Cr Evans.

“Following the most recent round of community engagement Council has enacted a number of key changes to the Masterplan.”

“These include changes to lane markings to make it easier for traffic to exit the park onto Dendy Street and the inclusion of a new public toilet facility adjacent to the proposed nature play area.”

The draft Masterplan also included a dog socialisation area which will now not go ahead.

“Council will no longer be proceeding with the proposed dog socialisation area as there was strong community feedback that the facility was not supported in Dendy Park”, Cr Evans said.

Council has already allocated 79% of funding for the project with remaining funding being sourced through future budgets.

“Through investing in projects like Dendy Park, Council is working to enrich our community and make strong vibrant recreational spaces for residents now and into the future,” Cr Evans said.

Planning work for the new sporting pavilion has already commenced with the bulk of construction work for the masterplan expected to commence in the 2015-2016 financial year.

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Page last updated: 22 Oct 2014