Media Release | 21 September 2022
Families can now enjoy a rejuvenated Neate Park after a $100,000 NSW Government investment delivered a picnic table, a ‘nest swing’, new turfing and an accessible pathway that leads to nearby Blackheath Public School and the town centre.
Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said Neate Park has always been popular with families in the area.
“This $100,000 investment from the NSW Government has enabled the park to be upgraded to make it more accessible and enjoyable for the local community and people visiting the Blue Mountains,” Mr Anderson said.
The upgrade delivered a large round ‘nest swing’, a horizontal ring with a diameter of more than a metre that is accessible for children of all ages and abilities, including with disabilities.
The upgrade of the park, near Blackheath Skate Park on the corner of Station Street and Shipley Road, was managed by Blue Mountains City Council.
Neate Park is a Crown reserve and the upgrade was funded by the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, which enhances community facilities and recreational spaces across the state.
Crown reserves play a critical role in protecting the environment and supporting communities with everything from green open space, parks and ovals to community halls and Scouts and Girl Guides halls.