If the weather permits on-time completion the park will reopen in the second week of February. People who have planned an event at the park during this time should call council. They should be able to hold their event as planned, with access arranged. The nearest public toilet is at Lions Park in Mackenzie Street.
The decision comes after council was able to secure two contractors working onsite simultaneously rather than staggered, and a favourable weather outlook.
‘I’ve been advised that both contractors are available at the same time and it makes sense to have the work completed at once while the weather is favourable,’ General Manager Communities John McDougall said.
‘Of course, it is safer to close the park with two crews working there and allowing them to carry out the work efficiently.’
Mr McDougall said council did not want to put anyone out who had already planned a weekend birthday at the park.
‘Due to short notice, I want to ensure that if you have already planned a birthday at the park for the weekend, give council a call and we will talk to the contractors to work around it.
‘For everyone else, we appreciate your understanding and hope you look forward to seeing the park upgrades completed.’
The works are part of council’s capital works program and include
- Replacement of the toilet block.
- Replacement of shade shelters.
- Replacement of existing and additional seating.
- Installation of barbecues.
The existing toilet block will be removed once the replacement is fully operational.