Three Brimbank parks will each receive a $100,000 makeover with works to begin on neighbourhood parks in the coming months.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said Council had awarded $300,000 in tenders for works including new playgrounds and trees at Antwerp Reserve, Keilor Downs; Disraeli Reserve, St Albans and Gillespie Road Local Park, Kings Park.
The three upgrades follow the recent $100,000 installation of new play equipment, (including swings and adventure play equipment) at Suffolk Road Reserve in Sunshine North (pictured).
Cr Giudice said the upgrades were part of Council’s award-winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan.
“Creating Better Parks ensures we meet our community’s needs for open space by creating a comprehensive, integrated network of attractive, shady and accessible parks and playgrounds,” Cr Giudice said.
“Creating high-quality parks and playgrounds that cater for our growing community is a key part of Council’s commitment to a liveable community.”
Antwerp Reserve works will include a new swing set, slide, balancing ropes, logs and rock play area, totem climbing poles, and a Sheoak forest maze.
Disraeli Reserve will include fencing, a swing set with basket swing, play unit, spinning see-saw, exercise equipment and substantial tree planting.
Gillespie Road Local Park will include a new play unit, nature play area, footpath, and substantial tree planting.
Work is expected to begin on Gillespie Road Local Park in March, with Antwerp Reserve and Disraeli Reserve works set to begin in April and finish mid-year.
The Suffolk Road park upgrade will be completed with the planting of additional trees and landscaping this April.