Kangaroo Bay parklands includes a large play area for all ages that incorporates water and net play, table tennis, basketball, a major public artwork – Kangooroo by Tasmanian artist Matt Calvert, pavilion with barbecues and toilet facilities, interpretation panels on the history of the site and new place-based branding.

Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman, said the launch of Kangaroo Bay Parklands was a key milestone in the redevelopment of Kangaroo Bay.

“The redevelopment of Kangaroo Bay has been a key strategic goal of Council for many years,” Mayor Chipman said.

“Kangaroo Bay will be a focal point for our city – a central place for leisure, tourism, business and residence.

“With the Kangaroo Bay Urban Design Master Plan, Council has outlined an integrated approach to the development of the site and improving public amenity and access.”

Council has committed $7.8m towards the full implementation of the master plan. The Australia Government has contributed $5m towards the precinct civil works, including the new Kangaroo Bay roads, intersections and services.

“Council has made a significant and worthwhile investment to improve the Kangaroo Bay waterfront and we look forward to the next stage of the redevelopment,” Mayor Chipman said.

Kangaroo Bay Parklands follows on from other completed stages of the project including the Youth Plaza Skate Park, the Kangaroo Bay Sporting Facility, the construction of the new Kangaroo Bay Drive and extension of Alma Street.