Harold Reid Reserve at Middle Cove will be enhanced with a major upgrade that will improve the local community’s access to the natural splendour of the Willoughby area.
Premier Dominic Perrottet and Member for Willoughby Tim James today visited the Reserve with Deputy Mayor of Willoughby Brendon Zhu to announce the NSW Liberal Government will provide $134 000 to Willoughby City Council to upgrade the lookout, bush walking track and picnic facilities.
“I am delighted to have secured funding for this project that will ensure our beautiful local open spaces are improved and accessible to us all.” Mr James said.
The Reserve contains a 5km walking track through pristine bush land with spectacular views across Middle Harbour.
“The main walking track will be widened and resurfaced and the lookout over Middle Harbour will be rebuilt on an even grade. The picnic area will also benefit from improvements including the addition of wheelchair accessible facilities.”
“Our community loves the outdoors, and our bushland is a source of pride locally. Harold Reid Reserve is one of our most beautiful pieces of harbour foreshore and natural bushland and this investment will see it flourish.”
“As a keen trail walker myself, I want to see our many bushland areas protected and well maintained. With an approach that is environmentally sensitive, I wish to grow the tracks across our area so even more people can enjoy Willoughby's natural environment. As much as we appreciate and relish this natural beauty in our midst, we can never take it for granted.” Mr James said.
Mr Perrottet said “These small investments make a real difference to local communities. We have some of the best walking tracks in the country and I know that this will be a game changer for the local Willoughby community.”