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Wollongong City Council

Cringila Hills Recreation Park

We're planning a range of projects in the hills of Cringila which will turn the area into a new recreation park.

Council endorsed our Cringila Hills Master Plan PDF, 7300.88 KB in March 2020.

Individual projects we're working on to make the plan a reality are described below.

We're creating a series of mountain bike trails in the Cringila hills to suit riders with different skill levels, from beginner to intermediate and advanced. The mountain bike trails will cover around 11.1km.

There will also be another 2.5km of shared-use and walking trails.

Dirt Art Pty Ltd has been engaged for this project. They've completed detailed design, and trail construction started in April 2021.

Construction is expected to be finished by summer 2021, subject to weather conditions.

Trail construction will also include some weed management, planting, adding wayfinding signage, and managing some waste from past illegal dumping in the area.

It's important that the community do not use the trails until they are opened. This is for the safety of construction workers and the general community. It's also to reduce damage to the trails, which could delay the opening if repairs are needed.

We've built a new playground at Cringila Hills Recreation Park, which is accessible for children of all ages and abilities.

This playground includes a giant book that tells the local Aboriginal Dreaming story of Gudgad the Greedy Frog.

We're preparing a design to extend the current entry road and create a car park next to the children's playground.

Construction of the car park is expected to start in June 2021.

The detailed design is completed for an asphalt pump track. We're working to make sure it's suitable for all types of bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and roller blades.

The pump track is planned for construction in early 2022.

The detailed design is completed for the bike skills playground. This will create a zone for riders to learn bike handling skills before riding the main mountain bike trails.

The bike skills playground will have features for riders to practice balance, cornering, small jumps and drops.

Construction is planned for early 2022.

We've engaged a bush regenerator to prepare a Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) which will help us manage the reserve.

This will protect existing native plants and habitat, and reduce impacts from development and works in the area.

We have plans to add more barriers around the edge of the site to stop illegal vehicles entering the reserve. This work will focus on the area around Shearwater Drive and Lockwood Avenue.

The perimeter control is expected to be installed in early 2021.

We've developed a plan for signs to direct people from the Cringila train station to the new recreational hub in Lackawanna Street.

Our plan is to install these signs in June 2021.

We'd like to thank everyone who shared their ideas and opinions to help us create the master plan for this park.