PLANS REVEALED FOR NANDI RESERVE UPGRADE

Draft plans for a multi-million dollar upgrade to Nandi Reserve at Frenchs Forest are now on display for community feedback, giving locals another chance to make sure their park meets their needs now and in the future.

Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard said Nandi Reserve is among eight parks being created or upgraded across Greater Sydney, as part of the $50 million Parks for People program.

“The community has already done a fantastic job in shaping the future for Nandi Reserve, and now we’re inviting locals to have their say on the design before work gets underway early next year,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Nandi Reserve is already home to beautiful bushland and established trees which are an important part of the local identity and highly valued by the community.

“The draft design seeks to protect those assets and ensure native flora and fauna can thrive.”

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important parks and public spaces are to everyone, every day.

“It is clear that our public open spaces play a vital role in maintaining our health and wellbeing,” Mr Stokes said.

“One of my goals as Minister for Public Spaces is to create a city within a park, and this means we need a green grid to link our parks together and this program facilitates that.”

Parks for People supports the Premier’s Priority of Greening our City, which aims to increase the tree canopy across Greater Sydney by the planting one million trees by 2022.

To provide feedback on the concept design by 9 September 2021, visit: www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/parksforpeople