A section of the Knox Park car park in Murwillumbah will be closed for six weeks from Monday (28 October) as the next phase of the park’s upgrade begins.
Tweed Shire Council’s Landscape Architect, Ian Bentley said the six-week time frame would allow the car park to be fully operational in early December, before parking spaces would be in high demand in the lead up to Christmas.
The partial closure will allow for on the next phase of the Knox Park upgrade to begin, which will cordon off the section of the park on the corner of Wollumbin Street and Brisbane Street and part of the adjoining car park.
‘The project will see older areas of the park upgraded and aims to encourage greater usage and address safety concerns,’ Mr Bentley said..
‘There will be a widened pedestrian walkway and gathering area, a picnic setting, new seating, new lighting, a drinking fountain an upgraded bus shelter, along with landscaped garden beds.’
Some parking bays will still be available at the Knox Park car park, however during times of high demand, members of the public are encouraged to park in the Murwillumbah multi-level car park next to the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre.
This car park offers free two and four hour parking on the ground level and free all day parking on the upper level.
The completed upgrade to the Wollumbin and Brisbane Street corner of Knox Park and access to the whole of the Wollumbin Street car park are scheduled for early December.
The Knox Park upgrade project is funded through the Building Better Regions Fund and the Restart NSW Fund.