The upgraded park facilities are now open for community enjoyment!
Council sought the community's feedback to inform the upgrade of the Gallery Gardens playground, picnic facilities and tennis courts located at the corner of Picasso Crescent and Fitzwilliam Road, Toongabbie. The park upgrade aimed to improve the quality of the recreational and open spaces for everyone to enjoy, help keep our community stay active, and support biodiversity in our local areas.
In 2019, Council sought community feedback to inform the upgrade of the Gallery Gardens located on the corner of Picasso Crescent and Fitzwilliam Road, Toongabbie. Council has finalised the park concept plan and moved the construction of the identified improvements to Gallery Gardens forward. The upgrades include:
- New play equipment and soft fall safety surfacing
- New picnic tables and shelters
- New landscaping and bush regeneration area and bushtrack
- Accessible ramp and car park spaces.
The upgrades are now complete!
Thank you to those whose provided feedback to inform the recent upgrade of the Gallery Gardens Park. We want to hear from you now that the construction is finished. Please click on the button below to tell us what you think of these upgrades!
What did we hear?
During the initial round of consultation, it was identified that the tennis facilities required refurbishment. Tennis court resurfacing, new fencing and improvements to the tennis amenity buildings are scheduled for commencement June 2020.
The second round of community consultation completed in April this year sought feedback relating to the draft Gallery Gardens Concept Plan.
The draft concept plan included the top four priorities identified during round 1 consultation (completed December 2019) and high ranking requests such as more signage, promotion of flora and fauna, bushwalking trails, lighting and fencing.
Community feedback from round 2 consultation identified that:
- 87% people supported the upgrade to the Gallery Garden play area. There were no objections.
- 77% of people had an awareness of the local natural bushland.
- A further 89% of people identified that bushwalks and signage would encourage more frequent visits.