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Australia Park Carpark and Oddies Creek Park linking bridge

This project will vastly improve car parking and access to Oddies Creek Park Play Space.

About this project

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:

  • Realignment of the South Albury levee bank
  • 80 car spaces (with four disabled car parks) adjacent to Wodonga Place
  • Reconstruction of Ebden Street
  • Landscaping including picnic shelter with provision for future barbecue and tree planting
  • Oddies Creek Park/Australia Park linking pedestrian bridge
  • Decommissioning and rehabilitation of old gravel car park
  • New service vehicle creek crossing

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.

Review of Environmental Factors

28 November 2023

The Construction tender was present to Council at the Council meeting held on the 27 November 2023.  Council resolved the following:

a. in accordance with Clause 178(3) Local Government (General) Regulations 2021, not accept any of the tender submissions for Contract No. 21/02476 Australia Park Car Park and Levee Construction Works;

b. places the Australia Park Car Park and Levee Construction Concept Plan on public exhibition for 28 days;

c. considers a concept plan for endorsement in 2024 prior to recommencing the tender process for the project contract; and

d. invite, in accordance with section 167, 168 or 169 Local Government (General) Regulations 2021, fresh tender submissions based on the same or different details.

6 October 2023

Construction tender has been advertised and closes on 17 October.

27 January 2023

Detailed design is complete and awaiting determination of the Review of Environmental Factors.

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.

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