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Blacktown to seek new contractor to finish 20ha park

Blacktown City Council says it will seek a new contractor to complete works on a 20-hectare park in Schofields, following news that developer Lloyd Group has entered voluntary administration.

“Council was made aware on 31 March 2023 by Deloitte Financial Advisory Pty Ltd that Lloyd Group Pty Ltd, the contractor engaged to deliver work for Reserve 882 (Ken Birdsey Park, Schofields), has voluntarily entered into administration,” Council said in a statement late last week.

“Blacktown City Council is committed to completing this project and is currently seeking an alternate contractor for the task.”

The park project was being funded by Council under the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Funding program.

The works include:

  • four sports fields for soccer and cricket;
  • cricket nets;
  • community amenities building for local clubs which includes toilets and a kiosk;
  • children’s playground with a range of equipment;
  • public carpark with accessible spots;
  • pathways for exercise;
  • endangered woodland;
  • stormwater treatment – bioretention and wetland;
  • stormwater harvesting pond (for irrigation)
  • First Ponds Creek.

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