Work on the much-anticipated Riverside Park has begun this week in a continuation of Singleton Council’s revitalisation of the Town Centre.
The northern end of John Street was a flurry of activity on Tuesday and Wednesday, with temporary fencing erected and demolition and excavation works underway.
Plans for the former used car yard include two play towers, climbing net, slide, water feature, open space, kiosk, public toilets, street furniture and lighting.
Anthony Egan, Council’s Director Corporate and Community, said it was exciting to see the project get off the ground.
“There has been a lot of anticipation leading up to this week and we look forward to the people of Singleton enjoying this fantastic new open space,” he said.
“The community has really embraced the revived town centre and this project will not only further support the transformation of John Street into a premier lifestyle precinct for Singleton, but also strengthen the city’s historic relationship with the river.”
PDA Building Pty Ltd has been contracted to deliver the project and will work closely with Council to ensure construction is completed successfully with minimal disruption to traders and building owners on John Street.
“While there is a lot of work to do over the coming months, Riverside Park will be an incredible open space that adds to the range of leisure options already available in central Singleton,” Mr Egan said.
Riverside Park is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.