New park in Hungry Point Reserve takes shape

The creation of a park at the top of Hungry Point Reserve has entered a new stage.

Huge sandstone blocks, have been positioned in a “stonehenge” like semi-circle, with a similar look to Dunningham Park, North Cronulla.

The new park, which will enjoy views over Gunnamatta Bay and Port Hacking, was originally expected to be finished in mid-2018, but the project was delayed.

Work began in April with a former caretaker’s cottage and shed, built in the 1970s, to be demolished as the first step.

Other works will include linking the site via a path to Darook Park, installing park furniture, signage and pedestrian access and relocating existing fencing to the south to define the open space and the operations part of the site. 

Remnant vegetation, including a magnificent fig behind the cottage, will be retained.

The project is being undertaken five years after the closure of the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre.

It follows the state government’s announcement in August last year of a grant of $545,000 for stage one works.

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