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Published Monday 15 March 2021
Tags:General, Media Release

$1m recreation area opens in Kilmore

Kilmore locals have one million reasons to check out Ryans Creek Reserve and enjoy the great outdoors.

Featuring play equipment, basketball half-court, picnic areas, barbecue, connecting pathways and solar lighting, the new $1 million Ryan’s Creek Reserve upgrade was officially opened by Member for Northern Victoria the Hon. Jaclyn Symes on Friday 12 March.

The new space provides a much-needed recreation area for people living in the developing areas of Kilmore’s west. The upgrades also improve access to the town centre and schools.

The stage 1 activation was made possible through a $1 million grant from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

The new recreation space includes:

  • play equipment
  • nature play elements
  • basketball half-court
  • picnic shelter
  • barbecue
  • seating
  • shade sail
  • connecting pathways
  • solar lighting
  • landscaping

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

“I’m so proud we are continuing to provide access to quality parks for the people of Mitchell. It’s great for their physical and mental health and it helps bring people together and create a real sense of community.

“The Growing Suburbs Fund has made delivery of many key projects possible. This state government support is very important for Mitchell Shire to meet the needs of a rapidly growing community.

“The Ryans Creek Reserve activation project will help improve the area as a community gathering space – a key site in Kilmore’s open space network.

“Longer term, the reserve will form part of a larger, connected network of parks for our growing residential areas in Kilmore’s west.”

This page was last updated on 15 March 2021.