Entwine rendered images released
Published: 10 Jan 2020 11:31am
Newly released images are giving community members an exciting first glimpse of how Wagga Wagga City Council’s Entwine project will transform two much-loved local attractions.
Detailed designs, including the rendered images, for Council’s $900K Entwine project, linking Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens and Museum of the Riverina, were completed in December 2019.
The virtual images give community members a realistic look at what can be expected from the completion of the project in June 2020.
“The pond view computer generated image shows the proposed alternations and additions to the Brolga Pond. Specifically, expansion of the existing space with installation of new tiered seating, refurbishment of existing band stand and new turfed lawn for events,” Manager Project Delivery Rupesh Shah said.
“The park view computer generated image shows the proposed new nature play space in the existing native gardens… specifically, two new barbecue shelters and nature inspired play space.”
Mr Shah believes Entwine has the potential to turn an already loved regional asset into an exciting and engaging precinct that will encourage visitors to the regions to stay ‘one more day’ in the city.
“These rendered images will give a visual overview of the many exciting features that make up the project,” he said.
“Some those features include the new interactive playgrounds, the new low maintenance and easily-accessible interpretive trails and the sensory gardens.”
By refurbishing the existing infrastructure and updating assets including the Brolga Pond and Bamboo Garden, Council believes the site’s appeal as a wedding venue will be strengthened.
Council officers are currently preparing the procurement documentation for the Entwine Project.
“Once the documents are complete, the Request for Tender will be posted, the submissions will be evaluated and the contract awarded,” Mr Shah said.
“Construction is forecast to commence in April 2020.”
Entwine is occurring concurrently with the $3.2M redevelopment of the Museum of the Riverina which is expected to re-open in Spring 2021.