Hindmarsh Park upgrade

  • Project typePublic reserve upgrade
  • Project value$4,500,000
  • Project scheduleFebruary - September 2024
  • Contractor nameGrowth Civil Landscapes Pty Ltd
  • Completion Date30 September 2024

Kiama Council is investing $4.5 million to upgrade Hindmarsh Park, including new landscaping and playground.

The NSW Government is supporting the project through the NSW Public Spaces Legacy, Stronger Country Communities Program and Active Transport Program.

Council has appointed Growth Civil Landscapes Pty Ltd to deliver the landscaping and installation of the new playground.

Proludic Pty Ltd is supplying the new play equipment, which has been adapted to the requirements of Hindmarsh Park.

Hindmarsh Park - the-main-towers-with-rope-climbing-bridges-slide-and-inclusive-play-elements

Image: the new playground with towers, rope climbing, bridges, slides and inclusive play elements

The project is being done in three stages, to minimise disruption for locals and visitors using the park.

  • Collins Street footpath upgrade (February)
  • Orry Kelly Stage access improvement/new shade structure (February to April)
  • New play equipment, pathways and gardens (March to September) 

Kiama Council thanks the NSW Government for its significant support for this important community project.

Council also acknowledges the support of our community throughout the extensive design, planning and funding work required to deliver this project.  

Current aerial map for the Hindmarsh Park site:



  • Towers with rope climbing, bridges, slide and inclusive play elements
  • Inclusive trampoline
  • Accessible musical play marimba
  • Swings incl. pod swing, basket and baby seats
  • Rope play
  • Talk tubes
  • Embankment slide with transfer station
  • Inclusive seesaw
  • Climbing wall and slides
  • Accessible carousel
  • Picnic furniture and shelters
  • Toddler play springers and animals
  • Balance bull rushes
  • Sand and water play
  • Sensory trail
  • Crawling tunnel
  • Stepping stones
  • Low height balance walls


The new landscaping will include native plants such as:

  • Blue Flax Lily
  • Kangaroo Grass
  • Tussock Grass
  • White Correa
  • Guinea Flower
  • Coastal Rosemary
  • Honey Myrtle


Orry Kelly Stage

  • New canopy
  • New stairs and terraces at front and sides for events and presentations
  • Upgraded accessible ramp at rear
  • Upgraded electrical and communication systems
  • New accessible pathway to railway laneway for people and equipment

Shelters and seating

  • New benches and platforms seats
  • Picnic settings
  • Barbecue
  • Drinking fountain

Cultural heritage and artefacts

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) process verified that there are no registered sites within Hindmarsh Park. Having undertaken appropriate due diligence for the REF we do not expect to disturb any artefacts; however, if any are discovered there is an Unexpected Heritage Finds Protocol in place.

Aerial site plan (January 2024)

Contact details

David Wagstaff
(02) 4232 0444


Terralong Street, KIAMA 2533  View Map

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