Wagga Beach precinct upgrade works

Published: 30 May 2018 11:00am

Wagga Beach precinct upgrade works - 16 January 2015

The rejuvenation of the Wagga Beach precinct will continue into 2015 with works under way around the Rocks and St Michael’s Oval areas.

The implementation of the Wagga Beach Landscape upgrade project, which began in July 2014, has seen the beach precinct receive a facelift with new turf, lighting, irrigation and plantings.

The project has also seen the construction of two new barbecue shelters and a natural play space for the kids.

Rob Sharpe, Strategic Officer with Wagga Wagga City Council, said the project has been gaining praise.

“The feedback we have received on the work so far has been fantastic,” he said.

“Visitors have commented on how great the space looks.”

Works have begun around the St Michael’s Oval and Rocks area to beautify the space. This will include the installation of some picnic facilities and the creation of an amphitheatre-style space behind St John’s Church.

“The goal of the project has been to reconnect the people of Wagga to the river by providing facilities that they are keen to use,” Mr Sharpe said.

“We wanted to spread the usage right along the bend, not just at the Wagga Beach”.

The contractor will start to rebuild the pathway between St John’s Church and Wagga Beach on Monday 19 January.

The upgrade is expected to take around four to six weeks, with the path being closed for the duration of the construction. Pedestrians and cyclists will be diverted to Wagga Beach via Church and Cross Streets.

The entire project is on track to be completed by June 2015.