Work on the much anticipated Riverside Park will swing into action in early 2018, after Council awarded the tender for the construction at its final meeting of the year last night.
Council endorsed PDA Building Pty Ltd as the successful tenderer to deliver the project to transform the former Sutton Ford site into a vibrant recreational hub, connecting John Street and the city centre to the Hunter River.
The all-new park will include two play towers, a climbing net, slide, water feature, public toilets, kiosk, street furniture and lighting.
Anthony Egan, Council’s Director Corporate and Community, said the contract would be officially awarded this morning in what was a good outcome after the need for a second tender process caused delays in the delivery schedule.
“Council is really excited for this project to get off the ground and for families to be enjoying the new space very soon,” he said.
“John Street is undergoing a significant transformation and a new playground will be an added incentive for families from the Singleton local government area and beyond to come to the Singleton Town Centre to shop, eat and play.
“Council is confident PDA Building Pty Ltd will successfully deliver the project with the least disruption to neighbouring businesses and property owners, so that children will be using the new playground by the end of 2018.”