Walking the 1.9 km loop around the Randwick Environment Park will be easier and more accessible with the addition of a new 166-metre boardwalk that is wheelchair, bicycle and pram-friendly.
The new section, located on the western edge of the park, will formalise the ‘goat track’ pathway worn into the bushland. It will comprise of a 73m long deco granite path as well as a 166m long raised boardwalk through the trees. Work will start on this new track in mid-2021 and will connect already existing pathways.
“Randwick Environment Park is an oasis in an urban environment and is beloved by locals, nature lovers, bird watchers, families and dog owners,” explained Randwick Mayor Danny Said. “So we’re excited to complete this last small section of the loop to ensure that those who want to enjoy the beauty of the area can do so with ease.
“Staff worked hard to ensure that these works will have minimal impact on the natural environment and that the new track will work in harmony with its surrounds.”
The boardwalk will use screw pile footings as part of the design upgrade, which will provide the least amount of soil disturbance and will be made from fibre-reinforced plastic, which contains 90% recycled material.
Only four trees will be removed; an Acacia parramatensis, an Acacia saligna, which are undesirable species for this location, and two dead trees. In addition, new native tree planting will take place.
Construction on the new boardwalk will start in late June and will take 10 weeks to complete, weather permitting. Access to this section of the walkway will be restricted during this time.
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