St Albans receives park and road upgrades

Hawkesbury City Council has now completed landscape renovations at St Albans Park as part of its Park Upgrade Program and various road upgrades.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert, Councillors and staff visited St Albans residents and members of the Macdonald Valley Association this week to see the recently upgraded tennis court, landscaping renovations at St Albans Park, the new fencing at St Albans Cemetery on Settlers Road and recently sealed roads.

St Albans Park upgrade

Works completed include:

  • New steps to the beach to allow for a safer access to the river
  • Additional bollard installation to reduce car access around the play space
  • Renovation of the furniture
  • Vegetation removal and improve pathway access
  • Repairs to the unique sculpture
  • Budget for the project was $36,000.

St Albans Tennis Court

Works completed over seven weeks include:

  • Replacement of the fencing
  • New playing surface and line marking
  • Budget for the project was $69,500.

St Albans Cemetery, Settlers Road

Council has undertaken the replacement of the old timber fence for $17,000 and is continuing to support the community with assistance with the removal of the vegetation cleared during a recent working bee.

The Mayor commended all residents involved in the successful working bee which cleaned up the cemetery significantly, as well as Jane Blacker who is continuing to coordinate future community working bees on the heritage site.

Council is currently obtaining quotes to replace the remaining fences; and the next stage will involve a detailed survey of the cemetery to help the community document and record the condition of existing monuments. This information will provide the background for the conservation works on the monuments and provide the community with a historic connection to the past.

Road upgradesSt Albans and Mayor

Road rehabilitation work has also been completed at Upper Macdonald Road, Wollombi Road and Espie Street, St Albans as part of the Road Upgrade Program.

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