GRANT DELIVERS BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO SUBURBAN PARK
Suburban parks and reserves across Melbourne will be given new life as part of the Victorian Government’s $10 million Parks Revitalisation Grants Program.
Forty-one suburban parks will receive revitalisation grants to fund a range of upgrades, including new seating, barbecues, toilets, fencing, landscaping, lighting, shading, path upgrades, as well as demolition of old assets, and installation of park infrastructure, water features and playgrounds.
Residents of Brimbank City Council will soon benefit from increased recreation and social opportunities, improved safety, and better land use in Keilor North and Keilor Park.
Brimbank City Council has been granted $300,000.00 in funding to support improvements of Sydenham Park at Keilor North and $300,000.00 for Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, giving locals more reason to get outdoors.
The Parks Revitalisation Grants for 41 parks and reserves across Melbourne are part of the $154 million Suburban Parks Program, which is also investing $35 million for 29 new pocket parks and $5 million for up to 16 new off-leash dog parks.
This bold program to deliver quality open space to Melburnians will also create jobs in industries such as construction, design and landscaping as Victoria rebuilds from the economic impacts of coronavirus.
The Victorian Government will work in partnership with Brimbank City Council to deliver this project. The 41 park upgrades are anticipated to be completed in 2022.
For more information about the Suburban Parks Program, including a list of grant recipients, visit: environment.vic.gov.au/suburban-parks
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“Melbourne’s open spaces are at the heart of our city and provide social, economic, environmental and health and wellbeing benefits to our communities. We are investing in projects to improve our open space network now, to ensure we meet the needs of the community in the future.”
“By partnering with councils to deliver improvements to existing parks, we are investing in projects that will meet the unique needs of local communities. This will promote visitation by existing users and welcome a variety of different park users.”
Quotes attributable to Natalie Hutchins MP, State Member for Sydenham
“This funding will greatly benefit the community of Brimbank by encouraging us to make the most of Keilor Park Recreation Reserve and Sydenham Park.