Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced the continuation of the $4.5 million upgrade of Hindmarsh Park including new landscaping and playground.

Mr Ward joined with representatives from Kiama Municipal Council including the Mayor Neil Reilly at Hindmarsh Park in Kiama for the announcement.

“Hindmarsh Park is one of the many ‘jewels in the crown’ of our local Kiama township and I am delighted that this public open green space is being made an even better public open green space for our local families and young people to enjoy,” Mr Ward said.

“Having fought hard to secure funding from the previous State Government, I am so pleased that this upgrade will deliver on the following community priorities for Hindmarsh Park.

“The upgrades include a new play space with shade, focus on nature, native plants and retaining open green spaces, better pathways and upgrading the Orry Kelly stage.

“Weather and conditions pending, this project is expected to be completed by September 2024, which will be in time for the spring school holidays.

“I am advised that Kiama Council has appointed Growth Civil Landscapes Pty Ltd to deliver the landscaping and installation of the new playground,” he said.

“I am advised that Proludic Pty Ltd is supplying the new play equipment, which has been adapted to the requirements of Hindmarsh Park.

“I am delighted that we are preserving and improving public open green spaces in the Kiama Municipality, and as your local MP, I will continue to fight for even more projects which deliver that objective,” Mr Ward concluded.

The Mayor of Kiama Clr Neil Reilly said:

“I’m excited to see the Hindmarsh Park upgrade move into the construction phase and thank our Kiama Council staff and contractors for their perseverance getting this important project through the challenging but crucial design, consultation and planning stages.”

“I also thank Gareth Ward for his advocacy for this project, and the NSW Government for their strong support, especially the significant funding being invested.

“I can’t wait to see a revitalised Hindmarsh Park, which is just one part of the exciting things in store for the Kiama CBD over the next couple of years,” Mayor Neil Reilly concluded.