Further improvements for popular riverside park

28 April 2016

More car parking, a wider shared path, improved river entry points and landscaping are proposed for one of Albury's most highly visited riverside parks.

The draft Noreuil Park Foreshore landscape plan is now on public exhibition and the community is invited to review the plans and make a submission before it is adopted by Council.

Improving the popular riverside park is the next step in implementing the Murray River Experience Master Plan and Council has allocated funding in the current budget to undertake the works.

Mayor Henk van de Ven says visitor numbers to the park have grown substantially in recent years, particularly since the opening of the River Deck Café and this has highlighted a number of limitations as well as areas for improvement.

Specifically, the draft landscape plan proposes;

  • Improving the area around the café and Mitta Mitta Canoe Club building
  • More car parking adjacent to the main foreshore building
  • Improving traffic flow by widening the road to allow for two-way traffic and installing calming treatments to slow traffic down
  • Widening and realigning the Wagirra Trail to a minimum 2.5 metres to reduce conflict between cyclists and pedestrians
  • Fencing the playground next to the café
  • Installing a small roundabout at the four-way intersection at the base of the levee bank entering the park
  • Improving access and entry to the river
  • More picnic facilities and barbecues

Cr van de Ven says that during previous consultation the community made it very clear that it wanted to be involved in any future plans for improvements at Noreuil Park, which is why the draft landscape plan will go on public exhibition for four weeks.

"We have an opportunity to significantly improve the amenity of this popular riverside park and we want to undertake the works with the backing of the community," Cr van de Ven said.