Berry District Park

Consultation has concluded

The Berry District Park area provides a unique opportunity to reinvigorate the northern edge of the township of Berry following the introduction of the Berry bypass road. The area is already popular with the local community and visitors, with a great diversity of active sporting and passive recreation activities.

The area referred to as 'Berry District Park' is located on the northern edge of the township of Berry. The site has an extensive frontage to North Street, with a secondary frontage to Woodhill Mountain Road on its eastern side. The northern extent of the District Park will be bounded by the new Princes Highway/Berry bypass road, which was recently opened.


Project Vision

Broadly, the vision for the Berry District Park is to provide unique recreation facilities that build on the existing successes of the area and facilitates future opportunities to improve and supplement broader community needs.

A Concept Plan has been produced to illustrate the wide variety of infrastructure proposed for the Park. Find out more...


Master Plan altered parking concept (below)


Berry District Park Master Plan

Following the exhibition of the Master Plan and consultation with the community and government agencies, a number of changes were proposed to the plan. The plan was re-exhibited in order to gain community feedback on the proposed changed and inclusions.


What is currently happening?

Detailed design to be completed in October 2018.

Request for community members to assist with the planning, design & construction of an Aboriginal Native garden.


Calling all Youth for guidance on the youth space.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Council's Social Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on (02) 4429 3372 or email liliana.hutchinson@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.


The Berry District Park area provides a unique opportunity to reinvigorate the northern edge of the township of Berry following the introduction of the Berry bypass road. The area is already popular with the local community and visitors, with a great diversity of active sporting and passive recreation activities.

The area referred to as 'Berry District Park' is located on the northern edge of the township of Berry. The site has an extensive frontage to North Street, with a secondary frontage to Woodhill Mountain Road on its eastern side. The northern extent of the District Park will be bounded by the new Princes Highway/Berry bypass road, which was recently opened.


Project Vision

Broadly, the vision for the Berry District Park is to provide unique recreation facilities that build on the existing successes of the area and facilitates future opportunities to improve and supplement broader community needs.

A Concept Plan has been produced to illustrate the wide variety of infrastructure proposed for the Park. Find out more...


Master Plan altered parking concept (below)


Berry District Park Master Plan

Following the exhibition of the Master Plan and consultation with the community and government agencies, a number of changes were proposed to the plan. The plan was re-exhibited in order to gain community feedback on the proposed changed and inclusions.


What is currently happening?

Detailed design to be completed in October 2018.

Request for community members to assist with the planning, design & construction of an Aboriginal Native garden.


Calling all Youth for guidance on the youth space.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Council's Social Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on (02) 4429 3372 or email liliana.hutchinson@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.


Consultation has concluded
  • Deadline Extended for Naming Suggestions

    4 months ago
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    The naming engagement has been well received by the local Berry community, and as such, Shoalhaven City Council has extended the deadline for community members to provide suggested names from 30 April to 16 May 2018.

    This means the shortlist of the very best names will now be displayed from 17 May 2018, and community members will be able to vote for their favourite shortlisted name between 17-30 May 2018.

    For further information, please contact Social Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on (02) 4429 3372 or email liliana.hutchinson@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

    The naming engagement has been well received by the local Berry community, and as such, Shoalhaven City Council has extended the deadline for community members to provide suggested names from 30 April to 16 May 2018.

    This means the shortlist of the very best names will now be displayed from 17 May 2018, and community members will be able to vote for their favourite shortlisted name between 17-30 May 2018.

    For further information, please contact Social Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on (02) 4429 3372 or email liliana.hutchinson@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Updated Concept Plan - April 2018

    4 months ago
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    The concept plan has now been updated to include the exercise stations.

    For a closer look, download the Concept Plan (PDF 7.5MB)

    The Concept Plan includes:

    1. Fenced off-leash dog park including quiet zone for quiet dogs.
    2. Dedicated long vehicle parking for caravans and RV's.
    3. Junior cricket, soccer and league fields.
    4. Bike pump track.
    5. Bike wash.
    6. Picnic shelter.
    7. Skatepark extension and modernisation.
    8. Adventure play.
    9. Slide and stage.
    10. Open space for free play and picnics.
    11. Universal amenity building.
    12. Quiet play zone.
    13. Sand and water playground.
    14. Grand entry.
    15. ...


    The concept plan has now been updated to include the exercise stations.

    For a closer look, download the Concept Plan (PDF 7.5MB)

    The Concept Plan includes:

    1. Fenced off-leash dog park including quiet zone for quiet dogs.
    2. Dedicated long vehicle parking for caravans and RV's.
    3. Junior cricket, soccer and league fields.
    4. Bike pump track.
    5. Bike wash.
    6. Picnic shelter.
    7. Skatepark extension and modernisation.
    8. Adventure play.
    9. Slide and stage.
    10. Open space for free play and picnics.
    11. Universal amenity building.
    12. Quiet play zone.
    13. Sand and water playground.
    14. Grand entry.
    15. Learn to ride facility.
    16. Fencing upgrade/expansion of cricket cage.
    17. Netball and Basketball courts.
    18. Mist forest.
    19. Messy materials play zone.
    20. League and Cricket fields.
    21. Overflow parking, training area
    22. Bus parking and turn around.
    23. Exercise stations

    Please see the previous news article for further details on most of the above components.

  • On Site Children's Consultation - Sunday, 25 March

    5 months ago
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    Shoalhaven City Council is inviting children of all ages from Berry and the surrounding areas to provide feedback on the development of Berry District Park.

    A Children’s Consultation will be held on Sunday, 25 March 2018, from 10am to 12pm at North Street Park, Berry.

    The consultation is seeking feedback from children and youth (as well as parent and interested community members) on components of the playground and play equipment.

    A sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and other refreshments will be available.

    For more information, please phone Council's Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on 4429 3111.

    Download flyer (PDF 2.8MB)

    Shoalhaven City Council is inviting children of all ages from Berry and the surrounding areas to provide feedback on the development of Berry District Park.

    A Children’s Consultation will be held on Sunday, 25 March 2018, from 10am to 12pm at North Street Park, Berry.

    The consultation is seeking feedback from children and youth (as well as parent and interested community members) on components of the playground and play equipment.

    A sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and other refreshments will be available.

    For more information, please phone Council's Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on 4429 3111.

    Download flyer (PDF 2.8MB)

  • Updated Concept Plan - March 2018

    5 months ago
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    Shoalhaven City Council has released an updated concept design for Berry District Park.

    While still in concept format, the updated design provides insight into the wide variety of infrastructure to be included in the Park.

    To view the updated design, download the Concept Plan (PDF 6.7MB)

    Planned components include:

    1. Dog park area - this area will be fenced and will include seating and shade for the enthusiastic dog owners.

    2. Long vehicle/RV parking - there will be a minimum of 6 spots available and will provide an opportunity to drive through. These parking spots have been put in this...

    Shoalhaven City Council has released an updated concept design for Berry District Park.

    While still in concept format, the updated design provides insight into the wide variety of infrastructure to be included in the Park.

    To view the updated design, download the Concept Plan (PDF 6.7MB)

    Planned components include:

    1. Dog park area - this area will be fenced and will include seating and shade for the enthusiastic dog owners.

    2. Long vehicle/RV parking - there will be a minimum of 6 spots available and will provide an opportunity to drive through. These parking spots have been put in this location for economic purposes. Signs directing visitors to the showgrounds for black water dumping and refuelling. This area will be solely for short-term parking.

    3. Picnic facilities – basic picnic tables.

    4. Junior Soccer, Cricket and League pitches.

    5. Natural amphitheatre – risen mound for seating and viewing purposes.

    6. Pump track

    7. Flying Fox – this will be a first in the Shoalhaven.

    8. The Big Kids area will have many climbing components. Challenging and risk-taking ideas have been proposed.

    9. The primary and toddlers area will be a space enclosed with natural fencing and landscaping features. All three areas will have a distinct natural design, due to Council and community going away from the traditional ‘plonk and play’ plastic based play equipment.

    10. Across the path from the toddlers and children's area is the Learn to Ride facility. The area is currently the parking lot. The trees will provide an opportunity for shade and adventure for littlies learning to ride their bikes. The environment will be safe.

    11. Bike wash station – for the more adventurous cyclists. Coming down the mountains and trails, stop in for a wash of the bike and a relax. Bike racks will be located in this section as well.

    12. Nature Play connection to creek and path. This area was suggested by Rotary to encourage further use of the beautiful path around the trees and the creek. The designers are creating a series of directional infrastructure that will lead people to explore the natural section of the park.

    13. The skate park will receive an extension.

    14. Cricket nets will be placed over the batting cages to control any balls hitting users of the other areas.

    15. Synthetic netball courts with half-court basketball included. The courts will be lit and an opportunity for casual basketball/netball is created.

    16. Sports fields will cater to league and cricket competitions.

    17. The path will be circuitous and have distance markers. This will take users on a journey throughout the park. Along North St exercise equipment will be installed along the footpath.

    18. Toilet facilities: This location will host 2 standard toilet facilities and a lift and change facility for people with extreme disabilities. The path will be accessible from on-street parking. Installing a lift and change facility is part of the Inclusive play space that is Berry District Park. Having this facility will also attract a variety of users further distinguishing Berry and the Shoalhaven as an inclusive tourist destination.

    19. Parking - greatly increased parking will be made available for park users. To date, there are 200 extra spots, not including the long vehicle parking and the bus turnaround area.

    20. Tennis facilities

    For further information on any of the above components, please contact Council's Social Infrastructure Planner, Liliana Hutchinson on (02) 4429 3372 or email liliana.hutchinson@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.