The first stage of revitalisation works at Nelson Bay’s Apex Park is now complete, with the addition of a new grass tiered amphitheatre for community use and events.
The works are funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and are designed to create a more attractive multi-purpose park for residents and visitors to Nelson Bay.
Mayor Ryan Palmer says it’s exciting to see the vision for the park take shape.
“This is yet another Nelson Bay Next initiative that is revitalising our beautiful town and creating spaces where people want to stay and enjoy. As a Council, we’re committed to delivering these much-needed improvements for Nelson Bay.
“The new grassed amphitheatre will offer more places to sit and relax in the park every day, and will provide the perfect new outdoor space for special events.
“This has been high on our community’s wish list for some time, so it’s great to see the vision for Apex Park finally coming to life!” he said.
As well as the grassed amphitheatre, the first stage of works also included upgrades to irrigation and electrical infrastructure to allow for community events.
Council’s Community and Recreation Coordinator Brock Lamont says planning is well underway for Stage 1b.
“With the first stage of work now complete, we’ve got a solid foundation on which to build the new revitalised Apex Park.
“Stage 1b will involve improving the way people move around the park, including upgrades to pathways and access. We’re anticipating the works will commence after ANZAC Day 2019 to avoid any disturbance of commemorations.”
For more information about Revitalising Apex Park, visit https://haveyoursay.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/apex-park-revitalisation