Given the site’s former industrial uses, there is a lot of work required to deliver the park.
Works are being delivered progressively, with initial activities focused on:
- site remediation to remove contaminants from the soil
- earthworks to prepare the site for construction
- seawall construction along part of the peninsula’s eastern edge
- Saltmarsh restoration at the northern tip of the peninsula
- trenching for utilities and services to support new development
- construction of a permanent shared-use pathway (up to start of proposed relocated mixed-use developable land) and a temporary shared-use pathway (from start of mixed-use developable land to Burroway Road)
- installation of lighting, grassed open space and temporary play facilities.
2023 works included site remediation and initial earthworks. Before we can progress with the next stage of works, approval is needed to modify development plans in relation to the location of the new shared playing field and access road bordering the park.
Planned construction – when works re-commence
Subject to approval, the next stage of works will involve construction of shared-use paths and the seawall while we progress the design and construction methodology of the relocated Ridge Road. These works should take around six months to complete.
Work hours will be 7am-6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-4pm Saturdays. No work will be completed on Sundays or public holidays. Some machinery and heavy equipment may be transported to site outside of these hours to comply with road regulations that seek to avoid disrupting local roads during busier daytime periods. We will make every effort to keep noise and disruption to a minimum during construction.
Please note that construction may be impacted by wet weather. Wentworth Point is low-lying and to safely continue construction, we may need to temporarily stop works after significant rain to allow time for the site to dry and be safe for heavy machinery.