The City’s $1.71 billion 10-year capital works program has delivered some wonderful community facilities in 2018.
Two award-winning facilities were opened:
- The Joynton Avenue Creative Centre by Peter Stutchbury Architecture won six awards, including the NSW Architecture Medallion and the National Award for Public Architecture.
- The Green Square Library and Plaza by Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture won the Australian Engineering Excellence Award NSW for Building and Structure.
We also opened the wonderful Harold Park Tramsheds Community Hall designed by Nordon Jago Architects.
In the last 18 months, we have increased open space in our area by 9.8 hectares, equivalent to adding two new Redfern Parks.
Parks upgraded and completed in 2018 include:
- Victoria Park, Camperdown (upgrade);
- Chelsea Street Playground, Redfern (further works);
- Kepos/Zamia Playground, Redfern (renewal & renaming);
- Kirsova Playground, Erskineville (upgrade);
- Kimberley Grove Playground, Rosebery (upgrade);
- Green Square Library Plaza (new plaza and water feature);
- Harold Park, Forest Lodge (new park and playground);
- Hyde Park, CBD (Pool of Reflection renewal); and
- Matron Ruby Grant Park and Green Square Community Park (new parks).
Next year we will open the Perry Park Recreation Centre in Alexandria and start work on the Crescent skate facility in Glebe and a new skate facility at Sydney Park.