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Richardson Park

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Richardson Park


Cr John Watson said he was pleased the project was now at the build stage.

"The development of this space will be a jewel in the crown for the city and, all going well, is due to be completed in time for the Christmas holidays," he said.

"It will be a great asset for our city for all ages to enjoy and use."

Cr Watson acknowledged the Richardson family and their contribution to the city, droving stock from Queensland to the saleyards which were formerly on a site in the city centre which was later known as Richardson Park

Richardson Park will join Junction Square and The Promenade as open spaces in Junction Place which have brought high visitation numbers to the railway precinct along with the food and beverage offerings.

The park will further add to the amenity where families are able to gather and enjoy and include green space, trees, seating and an interactive water feature.

Replacing the current parking, new car parking will be available behind the rail building and off the new Aurora Way.

The project team will continue to pursue cost savings to enhance the landscape outcomes with the design still to be finalised.

Timeline
  • Now open!
    December 12, 2018
    >With the fencing coming down tomorrow, we're excited that Richardson Park will be opening before Christmas

    Throughout the park there will be various climbing elements, tunnelling and cubby spaces for imaginary play and water play that moves through the site.

    Read more at https://wod.city/RichardsonPark

  • Water play elements
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Today we are finishing off the water play elements at Richardson Park.

    The second section of turf will also be laid.

  • Play feature installed
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Works are on track for Richardson Park to be completed in the New Year.


    Today we saw the interactive sculpture by Xavier Pinard, whose works feature across the region, consisting of a horse and climbing bars like a set of cow’s horns symbolising a herd of cattle installed.

    Paving works are continuing with in-ground electrical and irrigation works nearing completion.

  • Water tank installed
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Over the past few weeks the brick walls have started to go up including the new palisade wall surrounding the play feature.

    Extensive paving has started and the new water tank has started to be erected.

    View the video update here.

  • Demolition of the site
    Thursday, September 6, 2018
    Works have commenced on the demolition of the site, removing the old car park and removing the retaining walls that were in place.

    The site has been re-filled back to final level.

    Underground services such as stormwater and electrical works will start soon before the landscaping phase commences.

    Watch our Richardson Park video update here.

  • Fencing begins
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    From Monday, August 6, the open space on Elgin Boulevard will be fenced off as works begin on Richardson Park.

    New parking is available around the back of the station precinct off the new Aurora Way in Junction Place.

    Pedestrians will be directed around the fenced area.

    The new open space is due to be completed by Christmas, subject to weather.

  • Tender awarded
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Works on Richardson Park will begin later this month after the tenders were awarded to local contractors at the July council meeting.

    Contractors will be on site towards the end of the month with a completion date in December.