Major upgrades to start at Ingleburn Reserve
Published on 09 March 2023
Major upgrades designed to enhance the local environment and amenity of Ingleburn Reserve are about to start in the next phase of the $1.5 million project.
Improvements to the riverside nature reserve have been planned and designed in response to community consultation held in 2020. The first part of the project was complete last year with the opening of a mountain bike trail loop at the reserve.
The plans include environmental improvements such as weed control and tree planting as well as upgrades to tracks and trails, access paths, picnic facilities, roads, parking and signage.
“Ingleburn Reserve is a truly special place, with an abundance of plant and natural wildlife that sits on the fringes of our city centre,” said Mayor George Greiss.
“We’ve listened to our community and are providing more opportunities for people to actively enjoy connecting with nature and improving access so that everyone can visit this adventure destination,” Cr Greiss said.
“The significant environmental enhancements will also support the biodiversity of animal and plant species that exist here, including the koalas that move through the area,” he said.
From 13 March, works will begin on the installation of more seating, picnic tables and shelters, more barbecue facilities and widening of tracks and footpath upgrades to provide accessibility for wheelchair and prams.
There will be some disruption to existing facilities and car parking until the project is complete in May.
Further works are planned as part of stage 2 of the project in the future.