Council's big plan to enhance Appin Park

Appin Valley's population has exploded over the past few years and there is no sign of it stopping.

Now Wollondilly councillors have endorsed a masterplan for Appin Park to ensure the growing area's recreational, sporting and tourism needs are met for years to come.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth said the masterplan catered for people of all ages.

"Appin Valley is experiencing a lot of growth and Appin is the only area in the shire where the median age is dropping," he said.

"A lot of younger people are living out there now and there isn't a lot to do.

"We also have sporting groups that are booming so we need to cater for them as well."

The current median age in Appin, according to the 2016 census, is 32, back in 2011 it was 35.

To cater for young families, the masterplan includes a skate park, BMX track and an upgraded off-leash dog area.

Appin's sporting facilities and amenities building are also set to be updated and expanded.

Cr Deeth said this would provide clubs with more room to grow.

"The amenities building would also have meeting spaces that can be used by community organisations," he said.

"The historical society has been looking for a permanent home so hopefully this could be their new base."

A new war memorial will also be constructed, as well as a memorial to commemorate the Appin Massacre.

Cr Deeth said he was most excited about the plan to have an RV rest area at the back of the park.

"When we spoke with the people who own the pub they fondly remembered RVs coming into town and people dining at the pub," he said.

"This will be the first RV rest area outside of Warragamba. The great thing about RVs is that they don't require much and they bring tourists into town."

The skate park is set to be completed in the next financial year.

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