Avoca Play Space draft design concept

Monday 18 June 2018, 1:54 PM

Avoca Inclusive Play Space Draft Concept Plan on Exhibition for Public Feedback

PYRENEES Shire Council will apply for $208,000 under the Victoria Government Community Sports Infrastructure Fund to build an inclusive play space in Avoca.

Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor, David Clark, said the project involved the creation of an active children’s play space in Avoca.

“The facility is proposed to be located in the central median of the Avoca main street and will be a prominent activity space in Avoca providing increased opportunity for child play activity,” Cr Clark said.

“It will complement existing and proposed assets in Avoca including the shade structure and BBQ in proximity to car parking and public toilets. The creation of the space will provide an attractive space for families, community events and for visitors.”

Cr Clark welcomed a $30,000 commitment by the Avoca Community Bank® Branch, Maryborough branch and St Arnaud agency of the Bendigo Bank towards the Avoca play space should the $208,000 funding bid be successful.

“This significant contribution by the Avoca District Community Bank demonstrates the community support for this project. We are very excited about the possibility of delivering this project in 2019 in partnership with the bank, subject to obtaining the balance of funds.”

Pyrenees Shire Council CEO Jim Nolan said the Avoca Inclusive Play Space Project was an identified priority in the Pyrenees Shire Council Recreation Strategy for the Avoca community.

“Council will contribute an additional $74,000 sourced from budgeted funds allocated from Recreation Strategy implementation, bringing the project total to $312,000,” Mr Nolan said.

“We encourage the public to provide feedback on the draft concept plan.”

A community meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 June at The Avoca Children’s Centre, 22 Liebig Street at 11:15 am, with landscape architect Liz Cummins presenting the draft concept plan. Please ensure your feedback is lodged for consideration by COB Wednesday 20 June 2018. 

View the proposed design here: Avoca Play Space Draft Design

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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