Mudgee’s Lawson Park has reopened to the general public over the weekend, after suffering extensive damage during a storm nearly three weeks ago.
(min cost $8)
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The severe weather on Wednesday 18 January – which recorded winds of up to 130 km per hour – ripped through Mudgee town causing damage to trees, businesses and cars.
The park was closed, due to a number of the large historic trees being uprooted during the five minute storm.
Mid Western Regional Council staff have worked continuously over the past three weeks to restore the park and ensure it’s safe for residents to enter.
Parks and Garden staff cleared several trees that had fallen, and removed the remainder of storm debris, damaged and dangerous trees.
Due to a number of large trees that had uprooted, the ground was left with large holes which needed to be filled and levelled.
There was a final inspection of the ground and playground to ensure the park was safe enough to open.
The BBQ shelter located behind the Mudgee swimming pool was also damaged during the storm and remains closed for repairs.
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