Refurbished Mackey Park now open
The $3.1 million Mackey Park Refurbishment was a significant upgrade of sporting and playground facilities in the park. The project was funded by Marrickville Council and by a $2.265 million grant under the Australian Government Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program as part of the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.
The Infrastructure and Transport Minister and Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese MP, and the Mayor of Marrickville, Councillor Fiona Byrne launched the completed project on 9 December 2010.
Sandslit drainage lines will now be installed across the playing field area. These are narrow channels filled with clean sand. This is the final stage of the field drainage construction in preparation for the 2011 soccer season.
New Facilities and Environmental Works
Mackey Park provides:
Environmental benefits of the project include:
In May 2009 Council was advised of the success of its application for funding of $2.265 million under the Australian Government Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program - Strategic Projects for the refurbishment of sports facilities and the playground at Mackey Park.
A draft masterplan was prepared for the works and community consultation undertaken in June and July 2009. Council considered a report on the results of community consultation in August 2009. The report also advised that site contamination had been discovered in preliminary testing for stormwater designs. Council resolved that a range of matters be considered for the preparation of a revised Masterplan for the project. On 10 November 2009 Council considered a report on these matters and resolved to adopt a Revised Masterplan and amenities building plan for the project. The meeting agenda and assessment is available for download here:
Following adoption of the Revised Masterplan, detailed site investigations and remediation planning for the site were completed and the amenities building plan further developed in consultation with the Marrickville Football Club. The updated Revised Masterplan and amenities building plan below formed the basis for the tender process:
Commencement of works was launched by the then Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and Federal Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese MP, and the Mayor of Marrickville, Councillor Sam Iskandar, with a sod-turning ceremony in February 2010. Playground works commenced soon after. The amenities building works commenced following approval of a tender in early March.
Council approved a tender for the sports field reconstruction works including new playing fields, cricket wicket, sports lighting, drainage, irrigation, wetland treatment area and pathworks at its 18 May 2010 meeting and this component of the works commenced in early June.
For further information on this project, please contact the Citizens' Service Centre on 9335 2222.