Mayor Tracey Roberts said the contractor doing the coastal protection works on the Quinns Rocks foreshore, Curnow Group, handed the park back to the City on July 22 while it continued with sandbag and revegetation works on the beach.
Mrs Roberts said the City had started to reinstate the park with fencing and soakwell installation last week.
‘Limestone block edging around the playground area (commenced) on July 28 and is scheduled for completion by August 1,’ she said.
‘The playground will consist of a double swing and play equipment, and will be installed approximately at the location where the playground existed before the storm damage.
‘This equipment is scheduled for installation mid to late August.’
Mrs Roberts said they would start turf and reticulation works on August 4, and expected to remove temporary fencing and reopen the park at the end of next month, earlier if possible.