John Macmillan Park upgrade begins

Published on 18 April 2019

Deputy Mayor Vicki Potter, Mayor Trevor Vaughan and CEO Anthony Vuleta mark the beginning of construction

Construction has begun on the $1.1million dollar John Mactivation Project in John Macmillan Park to revitalise the precinct along Sussex Street outside the library.

The project aims to meet community needs and provide a safer and more inviting space.

The concept design was informed by a community engagement process where people voted on the most desired elements they would like to see in the park to make it more active and welcoming.

“This is a fantastic project which gained 98% support from the consultation activities for the upgrade,” said Mayor Trevor Vaughan.

“After years of limited spending in this precinct, I can’t wait to see how it will look once it’s completed.

“It’s going to be amazing for people of all ages to come down and hang out here, whether it’s the younger kids in the playground, the older ones on the basketball court or library patrons borrowing a book and reading it outside in the fresh air.”

There are five areas of upgrades happening within the space:

  • Amphitheatre and toilet
  • Reading nook
  • Nature play zone
  • Basketball zone
  • Carpark

No trees are planned to be removed during the project. As part of the works, around 47 new trees and 580 new shrubs and plants will be planted in the area.

Phase3 Lanscape Construction will be delivering the upgrade works with completion estimated for 30 June. For more information about the project, visit