McIlwaine Park, Rhodes is officially open.
On Saturday, 18 November we officially opened McIlwaine Park, Rhodes. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the completion of the $8.7 million park upgrade, proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the City of Canada Bay. We are thrilled to provide our community with this fantastic new space to connect with nature, relax, and catch-up with friends and family alongside the Parramatta River.
What was delivered?
- A new beach area
- Discovery rockpools
- Accessible barbecue and picnic shelters
- Accessible pathway to the foreshore
- Pedestrian lighting
- Eco-friendly seawall with Living Seawall Tiles
- Saltmarsh field
- Tree plantings and landscaping
Reshaped terrace landscape designs
Location of new trees
- Project background
- What are the community benefits of this project?
- How does this project reflect the park’s Plan of Management (PoM) and the Rhodes Revised Draft Precinct Plan?
- Will a river pool be included in this project?
- What is the Council doing to ensure the safety of park users in relation to water activities?
- What is the current water quality in Brays Bay?
- Will the Council be developing better access from Rhodes West to the park?
- Do we see Bar-Tailed Godwits in the park?
- How will the ecology of the park be affected by this project?
- How deep is the water?
- Will you have lifesavers?
- Is Council going to upgrade the amenities and the playground?
McIlwaine Park Activation Flythrough
We consulted with the community about the planned river activation and upgrade works from 12 August to 14 September 2019.
During the consultation we received over 300 submissions. Over 90% of the submissions were supportive of the proposed upgrade and liked the initial concept designs. Over 70% of respondents said that they were very likely to use the proposed new facilities.
The feedback received from the community during the engagement process was used to help in the preparation of the final design plans.