Shovels are in the ground to deliver 1,200 square metres of new public space in the heart of Crows Nest.
The NSW Government has provided $3.5 million from the Precinct Support Scheme to fund the first stage of the Hume Street Park expansion project.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the project features a new green pedestrian connection from Willoughby Road to the existing Hume Street Park, including a green plaza and pedestrian link.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important public open space is for the health and well-being of our communities and this new plaza will give our community more space to relax and play,” Mr Stokes said.
“Stage One of the Hume Street Park expansion project will include a central grassed area, pathways, seating and gardens, as well as terraces for outdoor dining. This project, alongside the future Holtermann Street Metro Park, gives Crows Nest residents two outstanding new public spaces to enjoy with their families.”
North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson said the new park area will provide much-needed open space for the community.
“The project has been developed by Council with the community, so I’m sure they will be just as excited to celebrate this milestone as we are. Crows Nest is one of our most loved villages and I’m proud to see council investing in its future,” Mayor Gibson said.
Future Stages of the project could potentially see the park expanded significantly in the heart of Crows Nest, subject to funding. Stage One of the new open space is expected to be completed by September 2021.
For more information on Hume Street Park visit https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Business_Projects/Planning_Frameworks/Hume_Street_Park