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Council green light for Arcadian Hills park

A brand new park for a brand new estate in Camden is on the way.

It follows a decision at last night’s Camden Council’s ordinary meeting to give the green light to the company that will build the park at Arcadian Hills near Cobbitty.

Greater West Landscapes Pty Ltd will construct the $537,650 park on an undeveloped council reserve within the popular Arcadian Hills estate, between Olive Hill Drive and The Northern Road.

 The site includes original gravel access road to the historic Denbigh House and, as such, the park will pay homage to the heritage development in and around the Denbigh Estate.

Features of the new park will include a passive recreation space, paths, park furniture, garden areas, trees and turf.

The reserve’s original entry gates will be refurbished and new timber steppers will be incorporated into the design.

Construction is scheduled to start early next year and completed in June, weather permitting.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said stakeholder consultation undertaken by council was key to the new playground’s design.

“It will have a number of art elements incorporated, including five stainless steel marker posts, showing aspects of pre-European settlement and a large fabricated metal milk pail,” Cr Fedeli said.

“It’s important our residents, especially our young ones, have these exciting spaces.

“It’s terrific for their cognitive development, and fitness, to get outside, play and explore the equipment.”

Council has recently upgraded five playgrounds across the Camden area, designed for young residents from four to 12 years.

They include Harrington Park Reserve, Solander Reserve and Manna Gum Reserve at Mount Annan, Little Reserve, Camden and Eastlewood Reserve, Narellan.

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