Brimbank,
23
August
2019
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01:40
Australia/Melbourne

Creating better parks in Brimbank

Summary

Creating high quality parks, playgrounds and open spaces is one of Council’s key objectives to ensure that Brimbank is a vibrant and liveable community.

Since 2008, Council has been implementing the Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan and invested $32 million upgrading and creating 105 parks across Brimbank.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said that for over a decade now, the award-winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan is breathing new life into parks and playgrounds across Brimbank.

“As a result, a whole generation of local kids who have been able to enjoy some of Melbourne’s best open spaces.

“The ongoing development and upgrading of Brimbank’s many parks, playgrounds and open spaces means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“Brimbank’s open spaces include the latest in playground equipment, fitness and sporting facilities, quality picnic areas, shelters, and inviting spaces with many trees and art installations.

“Great parks are good for our physical and mental health, they help build connections by providing shared spaces for children and families to play and explore together.

“Having a healthy, active community is so important to Brimbank. By creating open spaces we’re encouraging more people to play, be active and enjoy the outdoors.

“As the warmer weather approaches, why not take the opportunity to explore some of Brimbank’s parks, playgrounds and open spaces,” Cr Congreve said.

So far this year, Council has completed 10 park upgrades including:

  • Green Gully Reserve playground, Keilor Downs
  • Delahey Skate Park, Delahey
  • Davitt Drive Reserve, Deer Park
  • Kurung Drive Reserve, Kings Park
  • Selwyn Park, Albion
  • Bon Thomas Reserve, Deer Park
  • Ashton Avenue Reserve, St Albans
  • Eurora/Koroit Place Reserve, Taylors Lakes
  • O’Connors Paddock, Cairnlea
  • Arthur Beachley Reserve, Sunshine West

Come along and enjoy a community celebration at two of our park openings next month. These include the Green Gully Reserve playground opening in Keilor Downs on 21 September, and the Delahey Skate Park event on 11 September at the Delahey Recreation Reserve.

Work is also underway on a $3.34 million dollar transformation of the Lakes Reserve in Taylors Lakes – including new activities and leisure area, improved playground, better views and more spaces for picnics.

The historical MB Lynch Memorial Gardens in Sunshine will soon undergo upgrades to include new pathways, seating, feature lighting, more trees and garden beds.

Council is working hard to implement park upgrades and ensure we deliver the best park network in Melbourne. The Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan 2018/2019 Report Card provides a summary of all our park upgrades completed in 2018/2019.