Gannons Park's $3.7million revitalisation complete

The $3.7 million transformation of Gannons Park at Peakhurst is complete following the restoration of the Upper Boggywell Creek ecosystem and the reopening of the boardwalk.

The upgrade includes a new shared path running alongside the reinstated creek, a rocky swale, storm water diversion, a gross pollutant trap and the establishment of a new pond and the boardwalk.

People can now walk all the way through the upgraded area but not leave the path as it is continuously fenced.

The fencing will remain in place while landscaping is completed.

Oatley MP Mark Coure, and Georges River Council mayor, Kevin Greene, recently unveiled the new upgrades at Gannons Park just in time for the school holidays.

The boardwalk was opened in 2018 but had been closed while the creek was restored.

Mr Coure said the restored creek line means improved water quality for plants and animals to thrive while the boardwalk provides a new outdoor space for residents to exercise and relax.

"Gannons Park has always been a popular spot for locals and the completion of these works will make it a natural asset for St George residents to enjoy for years to come," Mr Coure said.

"Not only does it look fantastic, but the new wetlands system underneath will make a huge difference to the quality of stormwater flowing into the Georges River.

Councillor Greene said this second and final stage of the project has been delivered thanks to a combined funding of $3.7 million from the Commonwealth, NSW Government and Georges River Council.

This included $2.8 million in funding from the NSW Government.

"This stage of the project has taken three months to deliver and it's great to see it come to fruition," Mr Greene said.

"The revitalised creek line will improve sustainability and could bring in 26 million litres of water to the ponds per year to be used for irrigating nearby playing fields. It is also expected to remove 16,000 kilograms of sediment, 22 kilograms of phosphorous, and 131 kilograms of nitrogen each year that would have otherwise entered the Georges River."

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, said the new boardwalk and restored creek line have been delivered with help from the NSW Government's Metropolitan Greenspace Program.

"The Metropolitan Greenspace Program is helping deliver Sydney's Green Grid - a network of interlinked tree-lined walkways, cycleways and open spaces across the region, connecting people from their homes to their jobs, transport, local centres and neighbouring parks," he said.

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