Berry District Park

The area known in this planning process is "Berry District Park",which is located on the northern edge of the township of Berry. The site has an extensive frontage to North Street, with a secondary frontage to Woodhill Mountain Road on its eastern side. The northern extent of the District Park will be bounded by the new Princes Highway / Berry bypass road, which is currently under construction.

The Berry District Park area provides a unique opportunity to reinvigorate the northern edge of the township of Berry following the introduction of the Berry bypass road. The area is already popular with the local community and visitors, with a great diversity of active sporting and passive recreation activities.

Project Vision

Broadly, the vision for the Berry District Park is to provide unique recreation facilities that builds on the existing successes of the area and facilitates future opportunities to improve and supplement broader community needs.

Report to Council

The Berry District Park Masterplan will be reported to Council’s Strategy and Assets Committee on the 12 April 2016. To read a copy of the report head to: http://doc.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/displaydoc.aspx?record=D16/98542

Berry District Park Masterplan

Following exhibition of the Masterplan and consultation with the community and government agencies a number of changes have been proposed to the plan as outlined in the Council report above.

A copy of the Masterplan report can be found here (6MB) .

A copy of the re-exhibited Masterplan can be found here (2MB). 

Re-exhibition of Berry District Park Master Plan & Preferred Name

The Berry District Park Master Plan (concept plan only) is being re-exhibited for a period of 28 days from Wednesday 20 July – 24 August 2016.

The Berry District Park Master Plan was previously exhibited and adopted by Council on the 19 April 2016. During the original public exhibition period a submission was received from the Shoalhaven Cycling Committee requesting the inclusion of a criterium cycling track. The Plan is being re-exhibited in order to gain community feedback on the criterium facility, as well as below changes to the originally exhibited plan.

Re-exhibition of the Master Plan is to demonstrate inclusion of the following changes which were requested at Council’s Ordinary meeting of 24 June 2016;

  • A 950 metre criterium cycling track.
  • Removal of long vehicle parking area be shown on North Street.
  • Provision of more long vehicle parking in the off street car parking area within Berry District Park.
  • Provision of a toilet block at the off street car parking area within Berry District Park.
  • Hatch area for potential expansion of the proposed adventure playground north of the existing site.
  • Spacing fitness equipment stations along the walking path within the Park.

Additionally, Council through re-exhibition of the Berry District Park Master Plan is seeking community feedback on the proposed name change from Berry District Park to either:

  • Boongaree Park – the original Aboriginal name for the Berry/ Broughton Creek area.
  • Bill Bramley Park – the existing sports ground is built on the original Bramley family farm. Bill was heavily involved in the running of junior rugby league and volunteering.
  • Other park name which is strongly supported by the community.

The Master Plan is available for viewing on Councils website at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au. Community feedback related to the Master Plan and preferred park name should reference file 49929E and can be forwarded to Council’s General Manager via email at council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or via post at PO Box 42 Nowra NSW 2541.

Submissions close on 24 August 2016. Submissions made to Council in relation to this proposal will be considered as public documents. 

View the Public Notice

Further Information

For further information, please contact Peta Brooks, Social Infrastructure Planner on (02) 4429 3111.

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