Paringa Park

In conjunction with the current key users of the Shoalhaven River, Council has developed a draft Masterplan for Paringa Park to become a non-motorised water sports hub for users of the Shoalhaven River. Council will continue to work with external stakeholders during and after the exhibition period to engage with the broader community on this project.

A number of non-motorised water craft user groups (Sailing, Water Dragons, Rowing, Sea Scouts) currently access the Shoalhaven River at Nowra and utilise existing areas such as Paringa Park and Riverside Park. These users have multiple storage facilities to facilitate their water sport needs and have common needs (i.e. close water access, separation from motor craft, etc.).

To facilitate a better and consolidated facility for these groups, Council, in conjunction with these users has been investigating the development of a multipurpose building in close proximity to the river. In addition, the provision of consolidated facilities would include supporting facilities such as pontoons, ramps, access path, parking, lighting, etc.

To coordinate site planning and best utilisation of resources, a draft Masterplan has been prepared to ensure Paringa Park can cater to a wide range of user groups and becomes a key recreational and sporting hub on the river.

The following was resolved at Council’s November 2016 Strategy and Assets Committee meeting:

1. Council endorse public exhibition of the draft Masterplan for a non-motorised water sports hub in Paringa Park for a period of 28 days.

2. Council continue to work with Nowra Sea Scouts, Nowra Community Sailing Club, Nowra Water Dragons, Nowra Rowing Club and other relevant stakeholders during and after the exhibition period to engage with the broader community on this initiative.

3. Council receive a further report after public exhibition of the draft Masterplan for a non-motorised water sports hub in Paringa Park.

4. Council consider an allocation of $80,000 in the 2017/18 budget to undertake the detailed design of the key elements of the Masterplan for a non-motorised water sports hub in Paringa Park in order that the project is shovel ready for possible grant applications.

Council encourages anyone with an interest in Paringa Park and the Shoalhaven River at Nowra to view the Draft Masterplan (pdf 10.7MB) and provide feedback via the form below.

In conjunction with the current key users of the Shoalhaven River, Council has developed a draft Masterplan for Paringa Park to become a non-motorised water sports hub for users of the Shoalhaven River. Council will continue to work with external stakeholders during and after the exhibition period to engage with the broader community on this project.

A number of non-motorised water craft user groups (Sailing, Water Dragons, Rowing, Sea Scouts) currently access the Shoalhaven River at Nowra and utilise existing areas such as Paringa Park and Riverside Park. These users have multiple storage facilities to facilitate their water sport needs and have common needs (i.e. close water access, separation from motor craft, etc.).

To facilitate a better and consolidated facility for these groups, Council, in conjunction with these users has been investigating the development of a multipurpose building in close proximity to the river. In addition, the provision of consolidated facilities would include supporting facilities such as pontoons, ramps, access path, parking, lighting, etc.

To coordinate site planning and best utilisation of resources, a draft Masterplan has been prepared to ensure Paringa Park can cater to a wide range of user groups and becomes a key recreational and sporting hub on the river.

The following was resolved at Council’s November 2016 Strategy and Assets Committee meeting:

1. Council endorse public exhibition of the draft Masterplan for a non-motorised water sports hub in Paringa Park for a period of 28 days.

2. Council continue to work with Nowra Sea Scouts, Nowra Community Sailing Club, Nowra Water Dragons, Nowra Rowing Club and other relevant stakeholders during and after the exhibition period to engage with the broader community on this initiative.

3. Council receive a further report after public exhibition of the draft Masterplan for a non-motorised water sports hub in Paringa Park.

4. Council consider an allocation of $80,000 in the 2017/18 budget to undertake the detailed design of the key elements of the Masterplan for a non-motorised water sports hub in Paringa Park in order that the project is shovel ready for possible grant applications.

Council encourages anyone with an interest in Paringa Park and the Shoalhaven River at Nowra to view the Draft Masterplan (pdf 10.7MB) and provide feedback via the form below.