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Albury Riverside Precinct

This multi-million dollar project will provide spectacular riverside experiences including boardwalks, a floating dock, car parking, lighting, landscaping and new pathways along the river’s edge at Hovell Tree Park through to behind the Albury Swim Centre.

On-ground works has commenced with the initial works involving streambank weed removal and rock and log revetment work (similar to Oddies Creek Park). For the duration of the project: 

  • there will be a reduction in car parking in the Albury Swim Centre car park;
  • the Wagirra Trail will be realigned from the Mudges Canal Bridge to the Bungambrawatha Creek Bridge; and
  • the road between Hume Street and the Noreuil Park entrance will be closed

About this project

This project will transform a section of the river behind the Albury Swim Centre at Hovell Tree Park and will change the way both residents and visitors interact with the Murray River and its surrounding open space. The scope of works for the project includes the development of the following public infrastructure:

  • A boardwalk along the river
  • Jetty access and a mooring point
  • Formalising access to the river in specific areas
  • BBQs and picnic facilities
  • Built shade structures
  • Better car parking
  • Improved links with the Wagirra Trail, CBD and Hovell Tree Park.

We are delivering this project in partnership with the NSW Government through the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF) and the Public Space Legacy Program.

This project is currently in the procurement phase with a report scheduled in July to award the tender.

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27 August 2021

The stream bank works are now complete. The Excell Gray Bruni are scheduled to commence the construction of the River Precint in mid September.

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6 August 2021

The placement of logs and rocks continues  in the project area.

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30 July 2021

Weed removal along Hovell Tree Drive continues while  the placement of logs and rocks has commenced.

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16 July 2021

Weed removal along the streambanks continue while loads of large logs and rock continue to be delivered to site.

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13 July 2021

Works has commenced on site with Soil Conservation Services undertaking streambank works including weed removal with streambank protection works (rock and log revetment work).

At the Council meeting last night Council endorsed Excell Gray Bruni Pty Ltd as the preferred contractor to construct the Albury Riverside Precinct.

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25 June 2021

Tenders have closed and are now being assessed. A report is scheduled to be presented to Council in July recommending a preferred contractor.

21 May 2021

The construction tender was advertised this week and closes 12 June 2021.

26 March 2021

Detailed design for stage 1 and 2 is complete with Stage 4 (Hume Street shared zone) underway. The crown licence application has been submitted. When the licence has been received the tender process can commence.

4 December 2020

Stage one works are complete under the Wood Fired Oven Project. The detailed design process for 2a and 2b are complete and seeking river authority feedback for the review of environmental factors.

14 August 2020

Group GSA are in the final stages of the detailed design process while the tender documents are being prepared.

25 February 2020

At the Council meeting last night Council endorsed the refined Riverside Precinct concept designs. The project will now progress to detailed design stage noting the comments received through the public exhibition process. Detailed design will be completed on all stages however only stages 1, 2a and 2b will be constructed as part of the Regional Growth, Environment and Tourism funded project.

Staging plan

1. Landscaping adjoining Hovell Tree Park shelter

2a. Riverside Precinct/promenade

2b. Peninsula

2c. Water Play (to be included in the Citywide Play Space Strategy as an additional stage at Oddies Creek Play Space)

3. Car Park

4. Noreuil Parade shared zone and market area

8 November 2019

The public exhibition period for the refined Riverside Precinct concept designs concluded on 1 November 2019. A report is being prepared for council which will outline the comments received and any amendments to the designs.

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