Linear Park

Capital Works Program 2016/2017

Linear Park

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Location Map:

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Location map – linear park, Mascot Station Precinct

Project Timing:

Initial Planning & Public Consultation: 2013- 2014

Planning Approvals: August 2015 – July 2016

Construction: August 2016 to June 2017 (weather permitting)


Project Description

A new public park is coming to Mascot!

We are investing significantly in the construction of Linear Park as part of our 2016-17 capital works delivery program.

The previously inaccessible corridor of land from the corner of Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street down to Coward Street, passing Church Avenue, Haran Street, and John Street will be transformed into a new linear park. Approximately 450 metres long and 20 metres wide, this corridor will provide 9,000sqm of additional public open space to the Mascot Station Precinct.

This new park will become the largest area of public open space within the Mascot Station Town Centre Precinct and will provide valuable green space to the growing residential and working population of Mascot.

Council have been diligently working on overcoming the challenges that come with building a new park on land containing major utility service infrastructure, as well as coordinating more than five different landowners (Sydney Water, Ausgrid, RMS, Council, and developer dedications) that make up Linear Park.

We are happy to advise that Council can now commence building the park!

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Image: Artist's impression of the new café and amenities Pavilion.


Design features

There are three precincts to the new park:

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Precinct 1&2 plan

Precinct 1 contains a new architecturally-designed café and amenities building designed by the award winning architects Stanic Harding (www.stanicharding.com.au). It also includes outdoor table tennis tables and accompanying picnic shelter, with complementing landscaping and lawns.

Precinct 2 includes a custom-designed fitness station, BBQ and picnic facilities, terraced seating, and open lawns for more active use.

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Precinct 3 plan

Precinct 3 has another amenities building, designed by Stanic Harding, as well as open lawns, native plantings, a children’s playground with natural play features by award winning playground designer Fiona Robbe (www.architectsofarcadia.com.au), and accompanying fitness equipment and BBQ facilities.

The three precincts are linked by a 3 metre wide shared footpath/cycleway which runs the entire length of the new park with raised crossings provided at John Street and Church Avenue. The shared path will include pedestrian lighting, seating, drinking fountains, and litterbins. There will also be a range of interpretive and way-finding signage and feature trees in select locations.

The architectural schemes are inspired by Mascot’s rich industrial heritage, reflecting the transformation into a vibrant community while evoking the past with uses of industrial/modern materials.

Drawings
Download the Landscape Masterplan.

Construction

The experienced and award-winning contractor Glascott Landscape and Civil (www.glascott.com.au) have been selected to build Council’s vision for Linear Park.

A construction timeline of approximately 9 months is scheduled. Further updates and detailed information will be provided as it becomes available.

Immediate program of works:

  • August 2016 – Site establishment including installation of fencing, construction sheds and amenities, site survey and site vegetation clearance.
  • September 2016 – Demolition work and minor earth works.

Stay tuned for progress updates and photographs as the new Linear Park gets underway!


Project updates

Progress updates on the construction of Linear Park will be located here, including photographs, key milestones, description of current work etc.


Notices

TBA