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Published Friday 7 June 2019
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More reserve upgrades planned

Mitchell Shire Council will continue to expand and improve its play space network throughout the municipality as the number of residents continues to grow year on year.

Community consultation officially opened for two new play spaces in Wallan with both set to receive upgrades.

Danaher Reserve in Wallan could see upgraded play equipment and a new half-court basketball area, while Botanical Avenue Reserve in Wallan could have a new half-court basketball area installed.

The projects are funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund, with in-kind support from Mitchell Shire Council.

Mitchell Shire Council would like to see what the community thinks of the planned upgrades to the reserves as it continues to address a key gap in Wallan’s recreational infrastructure

To get involved, people can take our online survey, pick up a hard copy survey at the Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre or take part in our drop in sessions.

  • Botanical Avenue Reserve will host a drop in session on Tuesday 18 June, 4.30-5.30pm.
  • Danaher Reserve will host a drop in session on Wednesday 19 June, 4.30-5.30pm.

If the weather is poor on the day then the drop in session will be moved to the Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre.

Both surveys close Sunday 23 June.

For more information or to submit your survey online, visit the Engaging Mitchell Hub.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“Mitchell Shire Council works in partnership with the Victorian Government to fund key projects like the Danaher Reserve and Botanical Avenue Reserve play space upgrades. It is brilliant we have had the opportunity to do this as we look to address a key gap in our infrastructure,” he said.

“Mitchell Shire Council is working hard to stay on the front foot when it comes to our ever-growing population and making sure families and people living in the municipality have access to recreational spaces is crucial.

“Having access to play spaces, half-court basketball areas and fields means people will spend more time outdoors in the company of their neighbours. I have seen many young families enjoying the outdoor facilities and it is amazing to see.

“These works are not a one off. We have been working hard to continue to have these kinds of works completed in collaboration with the Victorian Government and their Growing Suburbs Fund.

“I hope to see as many residents, and even visitors, as possible jump online and fill out these surveys. With your feedback we will get a great indication on what people want to see out of their recreational reserves.”