Cohuna Waterfront Project - Stage 1 begins
Published on 07 April 2020
Works to improve facilities adjacent to Apex Park at Cohuna have started.
Stage 1 of the Cohuna Waterfront Project will improve facilities for residents and visitors to Apex Park, with the construction of a new barbecue area, shelter and jetty to be completed by the end of June 2020.
“The banks of Gunbower Creek are a popular location for both Cohuna residents and visitors alike, and these works will further enhance Apex Park as a place to socialise and relax,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.
Stage 1 of the project will involve the development of land adjacent to the Apex Park toilets, Cohuna Skate Park and Gunbower Creek, with the key feature being the construction of a new jetty on the creek’s edge that will feature sufficient lighting.
Other highlights included the construction of an architectural-designed barbecue shelter, inspired by the Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre, the installation of camp kitchen and bespoke outdoor picnic furniture.
“This barbecue area will be designed as a place for families to spend afternoons and evenings by Gunbower Creek, with its location to provide clear visibility to play areas and the creek,” Mayor Learmonth said.
New footpaths will be created to link the Apex Park car park, toilets, barbecue area and jetty, with the planting of native vegetation to be undertaken both in the car park and throughout this new precinct.
“To enable these works to occur, the Apex Park car park will be closed until further notice, with parking available in the Garden Park car park on the town side of the Cohuna Island Road bridge,” Mayor Learmonth said.
Stage 1 of the Cohuna Waterfront Project was identified as one of the major projects in the Gannawarra Waterfront Masterplan, approved by Council in 2019 following extensive community consultation.
“The Waterfront Masterplan aims to identify projects that will lead to strong economic development outcomes for the Gannawarra, maximising tourism, recreation, commercial and residential opportunities,” Mayor Learmonth said
Stage 1 of the Cohuna Waterfront Project is supported by the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund.