Murdoch Park - Stage Two Improvements



Background

In 2014, Council invited the community to contribute to plans to upgrade Murdoch Park. A concept plan was developed which incorporated a number of the community's suggestions and Stage 1 of the upgrade was completed in 2014.

Council received Federal Government funding through the Cooks River Alliance for stormwater management works. Using this funding, Council is constructing Stage 2 of the improvements in Murdoch Park.

What's happening now?

Construction of the rain garden, new drainage pit and footpath is now complete. Council had originally planned to invite the community to take part in planting the landscaped areas around the fence and rain garden. During construction, pollutants were found in the soil so the contractors who did the improvements have planted out the site. Native species that are suitable for all aspects of the site have been planted in the park.

Is the park safe to use?

Yes. While soil pollutants are very common in the Inner West, Council has taken measures to keep visitors to the park safe. The excavated soil has been replaced with new soil and the plants will provide an additional barrier to any pollutants.

Contact details

Please contact Faraj Gibbs on 9392 5497, or email faraj.gibbs@innerwest.nsw.gov.au if you need further information.


Background

In 2014, Council invited the community to contribute to plans to upgrade Murdoch Park. A concept plan was developed which incorporated a number of the community's suggestions and Stage 1 of the upgrade was completed in 2014.

Council received Federal Government funding through the Cooks River Alliance for stormwater management works. Using this funding, Council is constructing Stage 2 of the improvements in Murdoch Park.

What's happening now?

Construction of the rain garden, new drainage pit and footpath is now complete. Council had originally planned to invite the community to take part in planting the landscaped areas around the fence and rain garden. During construction, pollutants were found in the soil so the contractors who did the improvements have planted out the site. Native species that are suitable for all aspects of the site have been planted in the park.

Is the park safe to use?

Yes. While soil pollutants are very common in the Inner West, Council has taken measures to keep visitors to the park safe. The excavated soil has been replaced with new soil and the plants will provide an additional barrier to any pollutants.

Contact details

Please contact Faraj Gibbs on 9392 5497, or email faraj.gibbs@innerwest.nsw.gov.au if you need further information.


  • Improvements to Murdoch Park completed

    almost 2 years ago
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    Council held an afternoon tea in Murdoch Park with local residents to celebrate the completion of the improvements. Thank you to everyone who came along to the afternoon tea and gave feedback during the process.



    Council held an afternoon tea in Murdoch Park with local residents to celebrate the completion of the improvements. Thank you to everyone who came along to the afternoon tea and gave feedback during the process.


  • Work on improvements about to start

    about 2 years ago

    Work will take take place in the week beginning 13 March 2017 through to early May 2017.

    Traffic Management - During the construction period, Murdoch Park will be closed off on both sides and no pedestrian access will be available.

    Planting Day - The community will be invited to a planting day at Murdoch Park once construction is complete. We will provide more details closer to the time.

    Work will take take place in the week beginning 13 March 2017 through to early May 2017.

    Traffic Management - During the construction period, Murdoch Park will be closed off on both sides and no pedestrian access will be available.

    Planting Day - The community will be invited to a planting day at Murdoch Park once construction is complete. We will provide more details closer to the time.

  • Information day in the park

    over 2 years ago
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    Thank you to the 15 people who came to Murdoch Park on 17 November to talk with Council staff about the Stage 2 plans. They provided useful information to help with the planning. Read a summary of the community's feedback

    Thank you to the 15 people who came to Murdoch Park on 17 November to talk with Council staff about the Stage 2 plans. They provided useful information to help with the planning. Read a summary of the community's feedback
  • Summary of the Murdoch Park Upgrade project

    over 2 years ago

    The concept plan for improving Murdoch Park was revised and is now being done in two stages. You can check the scope of Stage 1 works here.

    As a rain garden is being planned for the park, installation of the PVC drain has been included in the first stage to avoid having to dig up the park at a future date.


    The concept plan for improving Murdoch Park was revised and is now being done in two stages. You can check the scope of Stage 1 works here.

    As a rain garden is being planned for the park, installation of the PVC drain has been included in the first stage to avoid having to dig up the park at a future date.