Friday, February 23, 2024

Multi-sensory parks get feel for Bingara Gorge

Two new custom-built multi-sensory parks have been officially opened in the Wollondilly Shire.

“It’s great to see these new playgrounds come to life for the residents of Wilton and
across Wollondilly,” said Mayor, Matt Gould.

“Open space and recreational facilities are so important for the liveability of a town and for creating a place for community members to connect with each other.”

The parks, opened by Metro Property Development (Metro) and Mayor Gould in Bingara Gorge, will provide families in the Wilton area a new playground experience.

Landscape architects, GroupGSA, designed the interactive community facilities, while contractors, Landscape Solutions, delivered the parks, which are situated in the eastern part of the estate on the corner of Stringybark Drive and Eather Street.

A playground, dog park, walking trails, shelters and picnic facilities, half basketball court, skate park, outdoor fitness and kickabout areas extend across four hectares in Bingara Gorge Park.

“In recent years, the value of outdoor recreational facilities has become even more apparent,” said Project Director at Metro Property Development, Jeff Atkinson.

“Metro is focused on developing a walkable and thriving community, designed to embrace the beautiful natural surroundings with over 200 hectares of open spaces. The new playgrounds are places for people to meet, socialise and play. They promote multi- sensory learning and physical development for all levels and abilities.”

Greenbridge East Park offers play for smaller children along with shelters to observe wildlife interacting with the water body, while Bingara Gorge Park has a range of active recreational facilities for both small and larger community gatherings.

Bingara Gorge is a 450-hectare site that will comprise 1,800 homes when completed in 2024. In 2015, it won the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s award for NSW’s best residential development. The award was judged on overall design, housing choice, facilities and environmental sustainability.

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