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Published Tuesday 25 February 2020
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Partnership delivers more upgrades

Residents can now be more active more often after two playspaces were re-opened to the public on Tuesday 25 February.

Danaher Reserve and Botanical Avenue Reserve, Wallan, have been upgraded as part of the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund program.

The upgrades at Danaher Reserve will give the community access to:

  • improved play equipment including swings and slides for young community members to enjoy
  • a new half-court basketball area for team sports and young residents
  • improved visibility and renewed pathways throughout the Reserve
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The work at Botanical Avenue Reserve will allow community members to:

  • play on a brand-new multi-use basketball court area suitable for basketball, netball and downball
  • extra landscaping for community to enjoy

The play spaces were officially re-opened by Victorian Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green MP and Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Councillor David Lowe.

Council contributed $95,000 to the project. The Victorian Government funded $175,000 through the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Council would like to thank the State Government for its continued investment into Mitchell Shire. Our population is rapidly growing and this partnership will ensure we can keep up with this demand.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor David Lowe

“These parks are brilliant for creating social connections. That is one of the keys to a happy, healthy community and a huge benefit to being active. With more and more residents moving into our wonderful Shire regularly, it is fantastic to be able to provide state of the art facilities,” he said.

“Once again our partnership with the State Government has allowed us to improve facilities and build more. People can get down to these spaces and enjoy a pickup game of netball or basketball, or simply take a walk.”

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