North Nowra's Joe Hyam Reserve set for exciting renovation

Published on 20 November 2023


Significant improvements are on the horizon for Joe Hyam Reserve in North Nowra, as plans are underway to create a more family friendly community space.

Joe Hyam Reserve, popular for its natural beauty and recreational areas, is the focus of a playground replacement project aimed at enhancing the experience for families and the wider community.

Mayor Amanda Findley explains the new and improved facilities will provide a safe and enjoyable space for families to come together.

“The transformation of Joe Hyam Reserve is a collaborative effort involving Council, the community, and the support of the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund, with the shared goal of making North Nowra an even better place to live,” Cr Findley said.

The project is funded with a $318,000 budget, entirely sourced from a grant provided by the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 5, a government initiative designed to enhance regional and rural communities in NSW.

Gareth Ward MP for Kiama said he loves working hard and getting things done for the local community and is proud to help secure funding for these upgrades from the NSW Government to make this upgrade happen.

“I know that North Nowra residents want to see improvements to their parks and reserves and I’m so pleased we’ve been able to secure yet another investment that will make a real difference to a park that was largely unused but for a walkway.

“Having door-knocked residents in North Nowra to ask for their views, I’m very pleased with collective efforts to transform Joe Hyam Reserve into a more family friendly and enjoyable space that will improve community amenity,” Mr Ward said.

In the latest project updates, the contract for the playground replacement project has been awarded to a team of contractors chosen for their expertise and commitment to ensuring the playground replacement's success. Construction is scheduled to commence in February 2024, with the project anticipated to be completed by April 2024.

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