Why does the park and Fern Glade car park have to be closed?
The works being conducted are significant and it would not be safe to keep the area open to the public during the upgrade.
How long will the park be closed?
The park will be closed until stage one of the works are completed, in November 2019.
Why were trees being removed?
Three reports were prepared by an arborist, who advised that there was considerable decay in the trees. Their retention would have been potentially dangerous to the public. A small, poorly pruned myrtle and decaying wattle, located on the roadside next to the new bus shelter, are also to be removed.
Will there still be toilet facilities available when the park is closed?
Yes. A temporary toilet will be made available at the entrance to the Pipeline Track.
Will a temporary bus stop and shelter be provided while construction of the new bus stop shelter is underway?
Yes. A temporary shelter will be installed just south of the current Fern Tree Park city-bound bus stop.
Will any historically significant structures be removed or damaged to allow for this upgrade?
The bus shelter, picnic shelter and work shed were all built in the 1970s are not considered to be architecturally or historically significant and need to be removed. The loss of these buildings doesn’t impinge upon the heritage values of the site.