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Howley Park project to enhance Five Dock Point

28 Jun 2021

The NSW Government is investing $1.5 million to upgrade a park on the eastern side of Five Dock Point, with a new lookout area and improved access to the beach for swimmers and kayakers.

The project will be delivered under the Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program, in a partnership between the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and City of Canada Bay.

“Howley Park is one of the gems of the inner west with beautiful views over Parramatta River and the project will ensure public access to the foreshore will be significantly improved,” Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti said.

“The project will transform the eastern side of Howley Park Reserve with a lookout area, bench seats facing east over the water,  a sloping lawn terrace, a walkway to the foreshore and lighting so that it can be enjoyed by the entire community.”

Other improvements include:

  • Bush regeneration and landscaping to provide quality open space for both passive and active recreation, including swimming, kayaking and canoeing; and
  • A new pedestrian and disability access ramp, so the reserve and beach can be accessed by all.

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said the new park and the transfer of the ongoing management of Howley Park East will bring new life to the beautiful Drummoyne riverside area.

“Local residents will be thrilled to hear about this new investment in Howley Park, another beautiful part of our foreshore for which we have been able to secure investment,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“I look forward to the ongoing beatification of this waterside park and I thank the NSW Government for their investment in our local area.”

The Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program engages Councils in partnership opportunities to activate Crown land sites for community use, through new or improved public parkland reserves, foreshore precincts or civic spaces.

“By improving Crown land, we’re making the best use of the assets we have to deliver quality open spaces that can support healthier and happier communities,” Mr Sidoti said.

“These investments will also support jobs while creating recreation facilities that can be enjoyed for generations to come.”