Brimbank Council will name the new park in the heart of Sunshine as “Sunvale Community Park” in recognition of its history as part of the former Sunvale Primary School.
Council endorsed a recommendation to name “Sunvale Community Park” at its December Ordinary Council Meeting, after public consultation revealed support for the name.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the park’s location, 20 Neil Street Sunshine, was part of the former Sunvale Primary School from 1957 until September 2009.
“Council is delighted to honour the history of this park with a name that acknowledges its past and reflects its nature as a space for our community to come together,” Cr Giudice said.
Council will now lodge the proposed name with the Registrar of Geographic Names for endorsement and registration.
Construction of the park began in June this year with works scheduled to finish towards the end of this summer.
“We are excited to see development of this much-anticipated park taking shape – and look forward to its completion.
“The high quality park will include a number of exciting features including dedicated play spaces, a large green ‘kick a ball’ space, a skate park and much more.
“All existing trees are being kept and new large shade trees will be planted,” Cr Giudice said.
Council adopted the Sunvale Community Park Master Plan in June 2016 following extensive community consultation.