ENVY GENERATOR: The final plan for Maclean’s McLachlan Park.
ENVY GENERATOR: The final plan for Maclean’s McLachlan Park.

McLachlan Park will look sensational: Williamson

MACLEAN will be the envy of riverside towns around Australia once the plans for a refurbishment of McLachlan Park are completed, says Mayor Richie Williamson.

He said plans for the major revamp of the park had been finalised and he was excited by what he had seen.

The plans for the town's iconic riverside park were released by the Clarence Valley Council yesterday and Mayor, Richie Williamson, said the people of Maclean and the rest of the Lower Clarence should also be excited by what's in store.

"This park is going to look sensational," he said.

"It will be the envy of riverside towns and villages all along the east coast."

The final design features sections of levee wall that open to provide access to the river, boardwalks, pontoons, timber viewing platforms, terraced seating, barbecue areas, picnic tables, barbecues, shelters, amenities blocks, performance areas, bike racks, new lighting and a host of other features.

"One of Maclean's biggest assets is the Clarence River and this design makes the river the centrepiece of the park," he said.

"It will be a great place for people to have lunch, kids' birthday parties, fish and generally socialise.

"It's been a while coming, but I think just about everyone will agree the wait has been worth it.

"We hope to put the work out to tender later this month and aim to have work starting in late September or early October."