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Broadford’s newest playground ready for action

11 September 2017


With warmer weather just around the corner, there is no better time to get outdoors and check out Broadford’s newest playground.

The recently upgraded Govett Street Reserve playground is open for the community to enjoy.

The $82,000 project, funded by Mitchell Shire Council, has transformed the once-drab playground into an exciting playspace for all ages and abilities.

Features include swings, a nest swing, a small children’s play area, slide, spinner and a nature adventure trail.

More than 200 trees and small plants have also been planted.

A wheelchair-accessible picnic table will be installed soon, while some sections of the playground will be roped off while surface works are completed over the coming months.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said having access to local playgrounds was vital.

“There are many young families that call Broadford home, and as our shire grows, there will be many more people in the near future,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Having quality playgrounds that are accessible and within easy walking distance from home is so important to a family’s health and wellbeing.

“It’s no secret the old playground was outdated and wasn’t very inviting. The new playground will encourage people to take their children out to play.

“This upgrade has turned the Govett Street Reserve into a modern playground, with some really wonderful additions that will not only be fun for children of all ages and abilities, but also educational and stimulating.”

It’s an exciting time for families in Broadford, with the completion of the Govett Street Reserve playground coming as community consultation wraps up on the Sutherland Reserve playground upgrade.

Community feedback on the $75,000 Sutherland Reserve upgrade is now being collated and will help form the final design.

The Govett Street Reserve works are one of several new or improved playgrounds in the Shire recently, following the $2 million Community Bank®  Adventure Playground in Wallan and the $293,500 Hudson Park and $100,000 Moore Court upgrades in Kilmore.