Brimbank,
19
May
2017
|
03:35
Australia/Melbourne

Sunvale Community Park One Step Closer

Summary

Construction of the highly anticipated Sunvale Community Park is set to commence in a matter of weeks following the awarding of the contract.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said the $1.9 million park development would become an important and valued community asset for the people of Sunshine.

“It’s no secret that the Sunvale Community Park development is a project the whole Sunshine community has been extremely passionate about. Finally we are filling a long term gap in community access to open space.

“I’m thrilled we are now at the stage where construction is about to commence.

“Once complete, the Sunshine community, particularly for those who live close to the town centre, will have direct access to a high quality park with wonderful green and recreation facilities.

Sunshine Community's Key Involvement

“The Sunshine community has played a key role in this project, from ensuring this land remained in public hands to providing important input to help inform the development of a Masterplan for the site.

“Soon we will see the results of these efforts when works commence on the ground to make the plans for Sunvale Community Park a reality.

“I personally can’t wait to be able to welcome the community to Sunvale Community Park once works are complete, particularly people who have waited over 60 years to be able to take their children and grandchildren to a local park and open space precinct in this area,” Cr Hedditch said.

Construction to Commence in June

Construction, in line with the Sunvale Community Park Master Plan adopted in June 2016, will include:

  • Dedicated play spaces for varying age groups
  • A multi-purpose skateable space for all ages
  • A large green ‘kick a ball’ space for active play, passive recreation and outdoor cinema use
  • A circuit path network with exercise stations
  • Central pedestrian spine
  • Planting of numerous large shade trees
  • A picnic shelter with barbecue facilities
  • A junior cricket pitch
  • Water sensitive urban design for irrigation purposes.

Five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) towards construction of Sunvale Community Park was included in the 2016/2017 Capital Works Budget.

A further $1.15 Million funding for the project has been allocated as part of the draft 2017/2018 Council Budget, which is currently out for community consultation.

The State Government has contributed to the project via funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria ($100,000) and Melbourne Water ($185,000).

Construction of Sunvale Community Park is expected to commence in June 2017.