This project will vastly improve car parking and access to Oddies Creek Park Play Space.
The Australia Park Car Park and pedestrian bridge linking Oddies Creek Park to Australia Park are projects we are delivering in partnership with the Australian Government (Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program) and the NSW Government under the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund. The two projects are part of a range of projects that will improve our connection with the Murray River.
Australia Park is located adjacent to Oddies Creek Park and the historic Turks Head Building. The Australia Park car park will improve carparking for visitors to the riverside parks. The project will involve the following elements:
South Albury Levee bank project
Historically, Albury has experienced periodic flooding events due to significant rainfall and/or high river levels. A series of flooding events in the 1970s prompted the construction of the existing South Albury Levee (commissioned in 1976). Smaller events have occurred more recently in 2010 and 2016 and are estimated to be approximately a 20% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) and 10% AEP respectively.
Council completed a series of Flood Studies and following this developed the Albury Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan. The study recommended a number of initiatives/actions to be undertaken to improve the flood resilience of the community while improving environmental outcomes.
This project is to construct/realign a portion of the South Albury Levee within Australia Park in order to allow the proposed car park to be constructed.
Oddies Creek Park/ Australia Park Linking footbridge
A new pedestrian bridge linking Australia Park Carpark to Oddies Creek Park play space is requires. The 17m bridge with a concrete deck, timber posts and steel rails will improve access to the popular play space.
29 April 2022
Finalisation of the detailed design and Review of Environmental Factors continues.
25 March 2022
Detail designs are being finalised with the Review of Environmental Factors nearing completion.