Project Status: In progress

Brendan Barrett

Specialist Project Manager

Regal Innovations

Community Liaison

What we’re doing

We’ll create a bigger, better and beautiful public space, extending from Bourke Street to South Dowling Street.

In 2015 and 2016 we asked the community for ideas on what the new park could look like. These ideas helped us develop a concept design endorsed by Council in February 2017. 

A development application was approved in September 2019 before a revised concept design for the park went to community consultation in early 2020. Following further community consultation, in June 2021 a modification to the development application was approved for the revised design of the park.

The upgrade includes:  

  • more shade trees and an open lawn
  • more parkland and less paving 
  • more casual seating 
  • a shared zone along Parkham Lane and a walking path through the park
  • a play area with in-ground trampolines and softfall mounds
  • a fenced and planted buffer separating the park from the light rail
  • reinstating the Wimbo Paddock Mural and Stonemasons monument.

The project will be constructed in 2 stages to allow for alternate access to the park. The road works to Parkham Lane and Parkham Place will be first and then works to the park will start.

Our contractor Regal Innovations will have signs and traffic control in place to indicate these changes and keep you up to date with our progress.

 

New shade trees, people sitting on an open lawn and casual seating, people walking and riding in the shared zone along Parkham Lane and people walking along a path through the park.
People sitting under shade trees. People sitting on retaining walls and people riding along Parkham Lane, in the shared zone.
Approved design – Wimbo ParkPDF · 19.07 MB · Last modified
Wimbo Park design for constructionPDF · 1.26 MB · Last modified
Community consultation report 2016PDF · 503.89 KB · Last modified
Community consultation report 2015PDF · 578.07 KB · Last modified