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Highly anticipated Albury Riverside Precinct opens

Monday 24 July 2023

The highly anticipated Albury Riverside Precinct redevelopment is now ready to welcome community members and visitors. The precinct upgrades were identified in the AlburyCity Murray River Experience Master Plan, which outlines several initiatives aimed at strengthening the relationship between the community and the Murray River.

The Plan identifies strategies that provide greater access to the river, improved quality amenities in open spaces, promote a diversity of experiences, and improve the health and wellbeing of the river.

The multi-million dollar project will provide spectacular riverside experiences for locals and visitors including an elevated boardwalk for all abilities along the river to Bungambrawatha Creek, jetty access and a floating dock, river viewing points, BBQ and picnic facilities, shade structures, improved carparking, lighting, landscaping and pathways from Hovell Tree Park to the Albury Swim Centre.

A new pathway along the river's edge on Hovell Tree Drive also provides a new space for community events and markets, as well as encouraging active recreation like walking and cycling with a more accessible connection to other areas of the foreshore like Noreuil Park.

Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW, Tara Moriarty said that improvements to local community spaces such as the Albury Riverside Precinct were essential to encourage travel to our regions and enjoy the beautiful spaces that people living in our regions have come to love.

“This project ensures that our community spaces can be enjoyed by people of all abilities, as well as provide new vantage points to explore, with new signage giving community and visitors an understanding of the riverside environment,” Minister Moriarty said.

AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said the transformational project has created a new recreational and meeting space for visitors to enjoy and interact with the river.

"The improvements have completely transformed what was a really under-utilised area along our beautiful Murray River, creating a space for people to meet, picnic, walk, cycle and enjoy right in the heart of our city," said Mayor King.

The Albury Riverside Precinct project was made possible thanks to support from the NSW Government.

Find out more about the project on the AlburyCity website.