Barden Ridge Park and Playground

Creation of an accessible park with a playground including a dinky / scooter track, and all abilities playground equipment.

Works start date: Sep 2016

Works end date: Dec 2017

Documents / Plans: Concept Plan - Site Signage.pdf (1.5MB)

Works location: 150 Old Illawarra Road, Barden Ridge View on map

Reason for works

Scope of works

The works for Stage 1 include:

  • Construction of a circuit dinky / scooter track.
  • Construction of a perimeter fence.
  • Installation of varying abilities playground equipment including a play fort, swings and climbing net.
  • Installation of picnic tables with shelters.
  • Installation of fixtures and fittings including bubbler, bike racks and garbage bin.
  • Planting of the grass play area.
  • Creation of an adventure track through low planted bushland.
  • Preservation and upgrade of existing bushland.
  • Kerb and gutter frontage works.

The future provision of an amenities facility will form Stage 2 of this project.

Project schedule

The expected delivery milestones are:

Jun 2016 - Concept design.  Completed.

Feb 2017 - Detailed design.  Completed.

Mar 2017 - Tender

May 2017 - Approvals

July 2017 - Site establishment for construction

Nov 2017 - Practical completion

Dec 2017 - Official Opening

Stage 2 - Provision of an amenities facility - subject to funding and approvals.


The official opening of the new park and playground facility will take place on Saturday 9 December 2017 at 9:30 am.  Members of the local community and interested persons are warmly invited to attend.

Public impacts during construction

Traffic disruption is anticipated if underground drilling is required for water connections to the proposed drinking bubbler. Similarly, during the construction of kerb and gutter frontage works.

There may be other minor traffic disruption for delivery of materials and the removal of spoil during the construction phase and additional noise & dust will occur mainly during the early stages of excavation.

Council are working closely with the Lucas Heights Community School to provide advice on any disruptions.


These works are funded by Council from SITA / SUEZ contributions under the joint funding agreement.

More information



Did this page help you?

We monitor feedback and will respond to your comments if you include your email address.

Please type the characters you see in the picture below

Please type the code in the box above