Brimbank is Creating Better Parks
Brimbank City Council’s award winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan has been updated and provides a framework for the ongoing improvement of the City’s already impressive park network.
Creating Better Parks identifies a further 156 parks to be upgraded in future capital works programs subject to budget considerations.
Chair of Brimbank Administrators, Mr John Watson said: “In the past eight years Council has successfully upgraded 88 parks at a cost of more than $20million.
“Through the recent consultation process to update the policy and plan, Council’s aim was to understand how the community felt about its investment in Brimbank’s park network.
“We also wanted to identify any gaps in the current delivery of Creating Better Parks that needed to be addressed.
“The overall feedback was very supportive.
“Council will continue its implement the updated policy and plan, building on the improvements to date and further adding to the way the community comes together throughout Brimbank’s park network,” Mr Watson said.
The Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan Update will work to create even better parks with the inclusion of these key items:
- Hierarchical amendments (park and playground classification level)
- Toilet distribution(access to toilets in parks)
- Café opportunities
- Aboriginal cultural values
- Skate facilities
- Cycling infrastructure
- Urban Forest Strategy
- Water Sensitive Urban Design
Creating Better Parks has received industry recognition from awards by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in 2008 and 2009; Parks and Leisure Australia in 2012 and the Planning Institute of Australia in 2015.