Council prep to bring down park barriers

AT first glance the new-look Bruxner Park appears complete but Tenterfield Shire Council say they won’t rush an official opening.

CLOSE?: Locals will have an opportunity to see how close Bruxner Park's final design came to architect John Mongard's original concept when it's opened to the public over the next couple of days.

CLOSE?: Locals will have an opportunity to see how close Bruxner Park's final design came to architect John Mongard's original concept when it's opened to the public over the next couple of days.

Council’s Director of Engineering Services Stephen Bell will meet with contractor Boyd’s Bay Landscaping and park architect John Mongard today to undertake a practical completion inspection of the works.

Following the sign off, public toilet facilities will be reopened with the signage, fencing and bollards set to come down tomorrow.

“At this stage, access to grassed areas will be restricted to allow the turf to become established,” Mayor Peter Petty said.

“Other plantings will also be delayed until our winter weather is passed.”

Mr Bell had initially said the park would be completed by July 17 –a date later revised to August 5.

That date was slightly adjusted again to allow for final touches to the disability access pathway and towering stage.

Some concern has been raised over elements of the park – namely the new stairs.

“Council is aware of community concern regarding the steps at the entrance to the park,” Cr Petty said.

“Council’s Director of Engineering Services has assessed the steps and has confirmed that they will be safe for all to use as there will be handrails through the centre and on both sides.”

General manager Lotta Jackson said council is yet to determine an official opening date for the park.

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