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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 planning to make 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 11.5km.

There will also be another 3.1km of walking trails.

Dirt Art Pty Ltd has been engaged for this project. They'll prepare detailed design documents, and build the trails.

Detailed design work will start in late 2020, and we expect construction to begin in early 2021, after the designs are finalised.

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

We've designed a new playground, and work has started to build it. It's expected by be finished by winter 2021, weather and conditions permitting.

View the Cringila Hills Playground Concept Design PDF, 6613.02 KB.

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.

A detailed design is underway 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 late 2021.

We're working on a detailed design for the mountain 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.

This project is planned for construction in late 2021, subject to grant funding.

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.