Creating new parks and renewing our existing ones is a top priority for the City. That's why it gives me great pleasure to be reopening the renewed Janet Beirne Reserve in Beaconsfield tomorrow.
Join me from 11am see the exciting new shaded playground, a tree house central meeting point, new paths and a relocated barbecue area next to new decking with cafÃ© style furniture. There's also new landscaping, eye-catching curves and arches and touches of colour - it's had the complete makeover.
There will be entertainment for everyone to enjoy and free refreshments including gelato and coffee.
WHEN: On Saturday 18 October from 11.00 to 13.00
WHERE: Janet Beirne Reserve, Corner Victoria and Beaconsfield Streets, Beaconsfield
In 1955 the reserve was named The Janet Beirne Children's Playground and Rest Park in honour of Janet Beirne, a highly respected local resident who died in 1961, aged 75. She issurvived by her four children and grandchildren. It was used by workers from the nearby factories and offices as well as local families and their children froma predominantly industrial suburb.
After community consultation we presented a well-received proposal to local residents at the park in September 2012, and I'm proud today to see the $650,000 renewal completed.
It joins the likes of our new Pirrama Park in Pyrmont, Harmony Park in Surry Hills and all the new parks going into Green Square, Redfern Park and of course Sydney Park - once a dump and now one of the most beautiful parks in Sydney.
It's one of about 100 of our existing 330 parks we've renewed or upgraded. I hope to see you down at Janet Beirne for some refreshments and celebration tomorrow and that the whole community enjoys the park long into the future.