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    A small ramp, a big difference

 

Musgrave Gates in Centennial Park have undergone major restoration works over recent years – and they are becoming one of the most important thoroughfares for visitors coming from the eastern suburbs. Safety and accessibility have been key priorities for this work, however we’ve just completed one further improvement that will make a real difference to many who enter!

The historic Musgrave Gates were built in 1891, and were designed in the days before cars were allowed to enter the Park. While it soon became a vehicle entrance around 1910, the pedestrian footpath along Musgrave Avenue was only added in 1974.

The gates were permanently closed to cars soon after, however after a successful trial in 2010 we partially re-opened the gates to provide better access and safety for cyclists, pedestrians and people who use wheelchairs.

 

A small ramp, a big difference

While this recent work has greatly improved accessibility, one further improvement was required. While in our planning, a prompt from a park visitor compelled us to bring the work forward.

 

Work began on the ramp in March 2016

Work began on the ramp in March 2016

 

The work took around two weeks to complete, and did not require any access impacts or gate closures

The work took around two weeks to complete, and did not require any access impacts or gate closures

 

The ramp is fully accessible, and will assist cyclists, people with prams and people who use wheelchairs

The ramp is fully accessible, and will assist cyclists, people with prams and people who use wheelchairs

 

A job well done, a job appreciated

 

 

 

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