Georges River Council gets $450,000 for Edgbaston Reserve upgrade

David Coleman at Edgbaston Reserve in Beverly Hills.
David Coleman at Edgbaston Reserve in Beverly Hills.

Georges River Council has been awarded $450,000 to upgrade Edgbaston Reserve under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.

Federal Member for Banks David Coleman said the upgrade would noticeably improve the facilities at the reserve.

Work will begin on the project in the coming months and include constructing a new inclusive playground, BBQ facilities and seating, and improvements to accessibility and other amenities.

"I am very pleased to have supported this project to modernise the playground and improve the accessibility of Edgbaston Reserve for families," Mr Coleman said.

"Edgbaston Reserve is a large public space with lots of potential. I look forward to seeing this project completed for the benefit of residents."

The program is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Georges River Council is responsible for awarding the contract for the work and for carrying out community consultation.

A spokesperson for the council said quotations for the works would be sought using a prequalified minor works construction panel.

"A tender evaluation panel will be established which follows the policies and process and assessment criteria as outlined in the project probity plan," the spokesperson said.

"The assessment criteria that will be used recognises local and neighbouring contractors who submit a complying tender by awarding an additional five per cent for contractors within the George's River LGA and 2.5 per cent for contractors from neighbouring LGA's."

Work on the project is expected to be completed this year.