We were very pleased to open the new Riverside Precinct last month, and have already seen many in our community making the most of the new space.
The precinct upgrades were identified in the AlburyCity Murray River Experience Master Plan, which outlines several initiatives aimed at strengthening the relationship between our 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 and our community.
The strong support from our Councillors, community and NSW Government means that this multi-million dollar project provides spectacular riverside experiences for locals and visitors. It includes 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.
These 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 vibrant city.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the new space, grab your walking or running shoes or your bike and head on down as the weather begins to warm up. We’re also looking forward to holding an event for the community to come together and welcome the new space this Spring, so keep an eye on our social media for more information over the next couple of months.
Find out more about the project on the AlburyCity website.