Mortdale's Nichol Murray Reserve gets a $172,000 makeover

The reserve upgrade features swings, toddler equipment, shade sails, a bike track and seating and a new amenities block.
The reserve upgrade features swings, toddler equipment, shade sails, a bike track and seating and a new amenities block.

A new playground has been installed at Nichol Murray Reserve, Mortdale as part of a $172,000 upgrade including an inclusive play area designed for younger children in the 0 to five-years category.

The upgrade focused on expanding and improving the recreational use of the reserve and was designed using using community feedback submitted online via Council's Your Say Georges River platform.

The reserve features swings, toddler equipment, shade sails, a bike track and seating and a new amenities block.

Georges River Council spent $91,800 on a new amenities block and $80,000 on the new playground.

Additional seating and tables will also be installed in the near future.

Nichol Murray Reserve was identified as a high use reserve that required public amenities, and the playground's new public amenities block includes an accessibility compliant stall and a nappy change facility.

The public amenities block incorporates an automatic locking feature that enables the council to reduce night time vandalism as well as a passive lighting design that discourages anti-social behaviour and minimises the impact on residents.

Georges River Council Deputy Mayor Con Hindi (right) with Councillor Lou Konjarski and Mortdale resident Zara at Nichol Murray Reserve.

Georges River Council Deputy Mayor Con Hindi (right) with Councillor Lou Konjarski and Mortdale resident Zara at Nichol Murray Reserve.

The council is currently reviewing community feedback regarding upgrades to Paddy Tyler Reserve in Mortdale and Simpson Reserve in Oatley, and submissions will be used to guide the new design of the playgrounds.

There are plenty of opportunities for local residents to contribute to Council's decision-making on local projects, please visit yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au and register to receive regular updates on new projects and get involved.

For more information please call Council on 9330 6400. For more information on

Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

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