Due to safety concerns arising from the dangerous behaviours of a small number of local residents, Council and the construction contractor have been left with no option but to close / fence off Gardiner Park to allow the project to be completed safely.
The safety of our workers and users of the park is our priority and unfortunately the constant irresponsible actions of a few have resulted in the closure of a large portion of the park, to the detriment of others who simply wanted to continue to enjoy the unfenced open space whilst work progressed.
The playground on the corner of Wolli Creek Road and the areas fronting Gardiner Avenue will remain open.
The park will be reopened as soon as it is safe for all to do so.
From 1 July 2021 we will be introducing a new rating scheme for everyone in Bayside.
This may be introduced gradually if the NSW government amends legislation before 1 July 2021.
The new scheme will redistribute the way we collect revenue from rates. Everyone's rates will be calculated using the same formula, with the amount you pay based on the value of your land and classification.