FORMER WATER POLICE PARK – PYRMONT
- City of Sydney
- $20 Million
- Site remediation
- Demolition of existing concrete slabs - crushed and reused onsite, wharf, seawall and marine pile demolition, including works within the tidal zone
- Jet grout ground stabilization, behind existing seawall to be retained.
- Stormwater Harvesting System, including water filtration system through bioswales, 300,000L tank for park irrigation, 30,000L tank for water feature in children’s playground.
- Reconstruction of Pirrama road, footpath and associated services.
- Extensive marine piling including the installation of a Water Taxi Pontoon.
- New inlet/Bay opening, including the supply and installation of precast elements in the tidal zone.
- Public Stairs installed along the existing cliff face connecting Herbet St to Pirrama Rd.
- New electrical reticulation including a new substation, High Voltage cable relocation, solar panels to power the park lights.
- New playground incorporating multiple unique play features such as play ropes, water feature play area, bike track, and sandstone fort.
- 3 large shade pavilions, including BBQ areas. Tree and understorey planting. Timber decking and boardwalk. Numerous furniture and high grade architectural finishes.
- Rob Serventi
City of Sydney
T: 9246 7571
Description of Works
Conversion of the vacant, former water police site at Pyrmont to an architecturally designed park. Works included road, park and marine components.
A unique playground with numerous original play items and the use of heritage sandstone, extensive ecologically friendly stormwater harvesting system, creation of an opening/inlet into the park surrounded by architectural precast concrete, services, numerous trees planted, turf and roadworks combined for a completely new, innovative and prestigious park on the Pyrmont Foreshore.