Brimbank,
03
May
2018
|
08:20
Australia/Melbourne

Come and play – better parks, better fun

Summary

Two parks in St Albans and West Sunshine are ready for play following recent improvements to playgrounds, picnic areas, pathways, and tree plantings.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the upgrades to McCoubrie Reserve in West Sunshine and Jamieson Street Reserve in St Albans delivered improvements the local communities had been seeking.

“The designs of both these parks responded directly to feedback we received from the community and residents who regularly use this space.

“As a Community-first Council, we highly value the ideas and suggestions that have helped to make these fantastic parks.

“This is important work – we know that improvements to local parks have a real and measurable impact on park use and levels of physical activity – supporting everyone in our community to live healthy and active lives,” Cr Giudice said.

The improvements have been completed as part of Council’s multi-award winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan. Since this plan was adopted in 2008, Council has upgraded 99 parks at a cost of approximately $26.5 million.

The $450,000 Jamieson Street Reserve upgrade included:

  • a new playground – large climbing tower, slides, swing set, spinner, and musical instruments
  • an outdoor gym area
  • basketball key with a basketball/soccer combination goal
  • a futsal soccer goal
  • improved pathways
  • a new park shelter
  • an electric BBQ, water fountain and picnic facilities
  • and more than 100 new trees and 2000 new plants.

The $75,000 McCoubrie Reserve upgrade included:

  • a new playground – swing set, junior rocker and junior slide
  • picnic setting and seating
  • improved pathways
  • and 48 new trees.