Fern Creek pedestrian bridge
Project update - November 2023
The new pedestrian bridge connecting the northern and southern side of Lynne Czinner Park is now in place, but will remain closed while the works to upgrade Lynne Czinner Park are undertaken. It is anticipated these works will commence in late November for completion in early 2024.
We anticipate opening this new recreation space for the community to enjoy in mid-2024.
See how the bridge and park will look once completed in the architectural images below.
Our plans for Lynne Czinner Park
In collaboration with the local community, we developed a landscape concept plan for Lynne Czinner Park, Warriewood. The plan will enhance opportunities for recreation and community activities, improve access and connectivity, while respecting the natural setting.
Key features include:
- Shared path and bridge connection across Fern Creek
- Picnic areas with BBQ facilities, shade, and water bottle filling stations
- Fitness station
- Network of shared paths
- Open grassed areas for informal active recreation
- Native plantings and landscaping
- Car parking on Dove Lane
A Plan of Management (PoM) for Lynne Czinner Park was also created that sets out how the land is intended to be used, managed, maintained and enhanced in the future.
The site's significant recreational open space is divided by Fern Creek, a riparian zone and buffer area. The PoM outlines three land categories: Park, Natural Area (watercourse) and Natural Area (bushland).
The park was named in honour of Lynne Czinner, the late former Mayor of Pittwater Council and a strong environmental advocate.
The landscape concept plan and PoM were adopted by Council at the meeting on 22 March 2022.
The draft Lynne Czinner Park landscape concept plan and PoM were publicly exhibited between 29 October 2021 and 12 December 2021. A public hearing about the land categorisation was held on 25 October 2021.
Thank you to everyone who provided a submission.
Feedback on the Lynne Czinner Park concept plan and Plan of Management during the public exhibition was overwhelmingly positive, with the majority of respondents supporting the plans.
There was specific support for the proposed paths, native plantings, fitness area and pump track. We heard that our proposal for the park was a great idea and will be very welcome and appreciated by the community.
Concerns were expressed about potential increase to traffic and congestion, parking issues on local streets and additional noise.
In response to community feedback, the pump track was moved slightly further away from future potential residential properties.