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Have your say on plans for Govett Street Reserve playground upgrade

9 March 2017

Plans for an upgrade to the playground at Govett Street Reserve in Broadford are underway and Mitchell Shire Council wants your input.

The $82,000 project will be funded by Mitchell Shire Council, with the design to make use of existing trees and add a range of accessible playground elements targeting a range of ages and abilities.

Possible features earmarked for the playground include:
• Play panels such as Tic Tac Toe, a music panel, shop counter and driving panel
• A nature trail with monkey bars, balancing logs and steppers
• Swings with a toddler seat and sling seat
• A basket swing, slide and telescope

Council will hold a drop-in session at the reserve on Wednesday 15 March from 3.45pm to 4.15pm, where people can give their feedback on the playground’s proposed features.

Flyers with information on the project will be dropped in the letterboxes of nearby residents, while people can also email and call the Council with their thoughts. Feedback will be accepted until Monday 20 March.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the Govett Street Reserve renewal was one of several regional, district and local park and playground projects delivered by the Council recently.

“This project will be a breath of fresh air for this area and will make the reserve more inviting to children and their families,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Council has worked hard to secure funding partnerships to deliver projects such as the Community Bank® Adventure Playground and Splash Park at Hadfield Park in Wallan, a new park at Hudson Park in Kilmore, and a playground upgrade at Moore Court Reserve in Kilmore.

“This has freed up valuable ratepayers’ money which can be injected into local projects such as Govett Street, which when completed, will be a really valuable community asset.”

Works on the playground are expected to begin in May and be finished by mid-2017. To provide feedback, please email recreation@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au, call 5734 6239 or visit the Engaging Mitchell website.