Eurobodalla Shire Council will begin an upgrade of the Corrigans Beach Reserve foreshore car park at Batehaven this week.
The project will see the existing informal carpark rebuilt and sealed to provide 88 car spaces, with four accessible spaces for people with disability. A raised pedestrian crossing will provide safe access across the car park between the beach and the new inclusive playground.
Work will begin Wednesday 8 November and is expected to be complete before the Christmas school holidays, weather permitting. The remaining three car parks will remain open during the works.
Mayor Liz Innes said the car park upgrade followed the completion of the first phases of the Corrigans inclusive playground, as well as upgrades to pathways, picnic facilities and landscaping in the area.
She said work to install additional play equipment and softfall at the inclusive playground would begin in the first half of 2018.
“This is all part of our plan to make Corrigans Reserve a fantastic destination for our community and visitors,” she said.
“We’ll keep working closely with the Bay Push, Variety, and our local members Andrew Constance and Ann Sudmalis to achieve a great outcome for everyone, including the Batehaven business community.
“We appreciate there will be minor inconvenience during the construction and we thank local businesses for their patience while we continue to improve the precinct.”
Corrigans Reserve will be the site of the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay community celebration on 6 February 2018.
For more information about Council’s current works visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/currentworks