Brimbank,
22
June
2016
|
07:42
Australia/Melbourne

Sunvale Community Park Masterplan adopted

Summary

Plans for the development of the Sunvale Community Park on the site of the former Sunvale Primary School in Sunshine have been finalised.

The final master plan was adopted following the release of the draft for community consultation in April 2016 for four weeks. Two written submissions were received.

Chair of Brimbank Administrators, Mr John Watson said the adoption of the Sunvale Community Park Master Plan was exciting news for Brimbank, and particularly the Sunshine community.

“Council purchased a portion of the former Sunvale Primary School site in Sunshine for the purpose of creating a new public open space for the community.

“Being able to adopt the final master plan is very exciting. There has been a lot of community involvement in the development of this master plan and I’m sure there are many people out there who can’t wait to see the plans become reality,” Mr Watson said.

The Sunvale Community Park Master Plan includes:

  • Dedicated play spaces for varying age groups, including water play for younger children and multi-purpose skateable space for all ages
  • A large, green ‘kick a ball’ space for active play, passive recreation and outdoor cinema use
  • A diagonal central pedestrian spine with solar lighting, facilitating access through the park
  • An indigenously-themed circuit path network featuring exercise stations and integrated with a path, providing frontage and access to the adjacent residential development
  • An edible garden for use by all the community
  • The retention of existing trees and planting of numerous large, new shade trees (Morton Bay Figs)
  • A picnic shelter with barbecue facilities
  • Additional on-street parking to the east side of Neil Street, including one-way southbound traffic on Neil Street, to address safety concerns.

The inclusion of a kiosk referencing the school history of the site and including toilets, and water sensitive urban design elements will be subject to future negotiations and external funding.

Five-hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) has been included in the 2016/2017 Council Budget towards the projects. Further money will be needed in the 2017/2018 Budget as the project is proposed to be completed over two financial years.

The final project cost will be determined as part of the detail design phase of the project and subject to Council’s consideration as part of any contract awarded for the construction of the project.