Summary

You’re invited to come along and celebrate the opening of the new Sunvale Community Park – the 100th park project delivered under Brimbank’s Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan.

Brimbank,
29
August
2018
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01:58
Australia/Melbourne

$3.65 million Sunvale Community Park opening 15 September!

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice invited all in the community to celebrate the official opening of Sunvale Community Park, in Neil Street, Sunshine, on Saturday 15 September.

“The opening of Sunvale Community Park will be a landmark celebration for the local community, who have worked long and hard to achieve this outcome,” Cr Giudice said.

“This new park is the result of many years of community campaigning – the result being a beautiful green space for us to come together and celebrate.

“We pride ourselves on being a ‘Community first’ Council. This is what being ‘Community first’ is all about: working together and creating a shared space where everyone in our community can feel welcome.”

Join in the fun with live music, face painting, children’s entertainment, skating and fitness demonstrations, a barbecue, coffee and more – all at no charge.

The $3.65 million Sunvale Community Park was funded by Brimbank City Council ($800,000), the Victorian Government ($2.6 million), and Melbourne Water ($150,000). The Victorian Government supported the development of the skate park by providing $100,000 from Sports and Recreation Victoria.

The completed Sunvale Community Park includes:

  • a skate park (opened earlier this year)
  • play spaces (including water play)
  • a large, green ‘kick-a-ball’ space
  • a stormwater treatment system with underground water storage used for irrigation
  • a large shelter for gatherings and events
  • 100 additional trees
  • artworks created by local Aboriginal artists
  • BBQ facilities
  • public toilets
  • an edible garden.

Sunvale Community Park was developed under Council’s award-winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan. The investment by Council and the Victorian Government in Sunvale Community Park continues the positive impact that Creating Better Parks is having in Brimbank.

Since it was introduced in 2008, Council has spent $26.5 million upgrading or creating 100 parks – including Sunvale.

“While this celebration marks the opening of a new park in Sunshine, the award-winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan has breathed new life into parks across Brimbank – ensuring that everyone can access high quality parks and playgrounds,” Cr Giudice said.

To mark the 100th park upgrade – Council will give away 100 trees to Brimbank residents at the Sunvale Community Park opening (one tree per household).

  • What: Sunvale Community Park opening – a community celebration
  • When: Saturday 15 September, 11am2pm
  • Where: Sunvale Community Park, Neil Street, Sunshine
  • No charge.

Pictured: Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice at Sunvale Community Park