Hindmarsh Park upgrade

  • Project typePublic reserve upgrade
  • Project value$3,000,000 (Stage 1 - NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program) $1,048,099 (Stage 2 - NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Program Round 5)
Hindmarsh Park

Kiama Council is undertaking a $4 million upgrade to Hindmarsh Park with grant funding from the NSW Government’s NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program and the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Program.

The centrepiece of the upgrades will include constructing a new, all ages/ all abilities playground with shade.

The proposed upgrades may also include new shelters, picnic tables and electric BBQs, potentially a new and upgraded stage with public amenities and areas for water play.

The upgrades are also intended to create improved accessibility throughout the park and linking Hindmarsh Park to Black Beach Reserve. 

Hindmarsh Park is situated in the centre of Kiama and is a focal point of the town.

The park currently contains a playground, picnic tables, the Orry Kelly open-air stage, the Joyce Wheatley Community Centre and SENTRAL Youth Services Centre.

The project will improve the quality, aesthetics and safety of the park and deliver a significant open space play and leisure facility of regional importance.

The upgrade will give better community access and a fresh appeal to this already popular open space in the centre of Kiama.

The tender was awarded to Civille - landscape design consultants - to undertake the design, in broad consultation with Council and the community.

There have been numerous opportunities for community members, local businesses and other stakeholders to have their say during the process.

November 2022 update

Hindmarsh park is out to tender for Stage 1 of the redevelopment works – the $3 million upgrade of the main park and playground area.

We have been granted an extension to 1 February 2023 for work to begin.

This allows the park to be open and available over the Christmas holiday period, including New Year’s Eve and Australia Day. 

See our latest visualisations and read about the final designs for Hindmarsh Park.

December 2022 update

We have repackaged the works program and gone back out to tender for the Hindmarsh Park upgrade. 

The updated Hindmarsh Park tender closed in early January. 

April 2023 update

Council resolved at its April 2023 Ordinary Meeting not to accept any of the tender submissions, and instead negotiate with any of the compliant tenderers with a view to entering into a contract to undertake the Hindmarsh Park upgrade.



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