The proposed works include replacement of the existing footpath linking Wilson Street and Cliff Road, a new footpath along a worn path through the park, edging around existing shell art work, additional paving around existing shelters and installation of two new entry and exit points to the park on Wilson Street and Cliff Road at the southern end of the park. The design will also include four additional parking spaces along Cliff Road at the southern end of the park.
The footpath along Cliff Road is part of the Blue Mile and the works in Osborne Park will match the existing paving and finishes.
How has the heritage significance of the site been considered?
Osborne Park is within the State Heritage Register listed Wollongong Harbour Precinct and protected by the provisions of s60 of the NSW Heritage Act 1974. The proposed works have received Office of Environment and Heritage approval and will enhance the park and visitor experience by upgrading facilities.
Wollongong City Council would like to show their respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country, Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.