Work has started on a $3million, 3.3 km "linear park" ehancement as part of the Westconnex project.
Transport for NSW announced the start of work this week on the M5 Linear Park as part of the WestConnex commitment enhancing public open spaces.
The Linear Park will feature a new fitness loop with 18 outdoor gym pods, a sporting facility upgrade, landscaping, picnic facilities and wayfinding signage.
"Some parts of this park have not had an upgrade since it first opened 18 years ago so I know this investment of more than $3 million will be welcomed by the local community," a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
When completed, WestConnex will provide an additional 18-hectares of public open space with around 23 kilometres of new and improved cycleways and walkways.
Transport for NSW thanked Bayside, Georges River and Canterbury-Bankstown councils for their assistance in helping to transform the previously under-used space.
The park would also host new permanent outdoor art installations, delivered by WestConnex as part of the New M5 Public Art Strategy.
The M5 Linear Park enhancements will be delivered in two stages:
Stage one, starting December 2019, includes work at Allambee Crescent, Tallawalla Reserve, Forrester Reserve, Lundy Avenue, Nairn, Bonalbo, Girraween, Kooreela and York streets in Kingsgrove.
Stage two work will start after the WestConnex New M5 project is complete and the construction site at Kingsgrove is handed back to Transport for NSW (expected mid 2020). It includes work at the park land adjacent to Rosebank Avenue, Armitree and Glamis streets and Garema Circuit.