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Brimbank Park Playscape Project

Variety Victoria funds Brimbank Park Playscape Project

Excited to announce that the Brimbankplayspace is being officially opened Tuesday 11 February! Read the history of the project below.

An exciting place for children of all abilities and their families to play is being built in the main visitor area of Brimbank Park in 2013. The unique design of the playscape will be based on the natural and cultural heritage of the park. It will become a great meeting place for everyone, welcoming people of all ages and most importantly will include equipment for children with special needs.

The project is being funded and developed in partnership with the People and Parks Foundation, Variety Victoria – the Children’s Charity and the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s Vision for Werribee Plains grants program. Funding secured to date has now reached $1 million dollars.

A nationally recognised team comprising ACLA Consultants in partnership with Ric McConaghy Pty Ltd has been appointed to prepare the designs.

On Tuesday 6th March 2012, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith along with Local Members for the Western Metropolitan Region, Andrew Elsbury and Bernie Finn, announced the project. Mr Smith said the new facility would be great news for children and families of Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Member for the Western Metropolitan Region, Andrew Elsbury said the local community would have the opportunity to contribute ideas to the playscape’s design over the coming months.

Construction of the playscape is expected to commence in 2013. Watch this space for any future updates on this exciting initiative!

Parks Victoria Website: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/

See below some photos of the children working with Rik McConaghy on an initial draft of the playscape…

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