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Published Monday 19 July 2021
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Work underway at Memorial Park, Broadford

The old playground is gone and the construction crew have moved in as work starts on the new play space at Memorial Park in Broadford.

The high-profile Memorial Park playground will soon feature a large structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a four-way rocker and triple swing.

The new play space will deliver significant improvements to the existing playground and provide equipment for older children, whose needs were not met in the old playground. The upgrade will also include equipment suitable for little ones, a shade sail, seating, a picnic table and fencing.

The Memorial Park works are part of the Activation of Broadford Park and Play Spaces Project. This project also includes the installation of a nature playground at Wattle Street and Outdoor Fitness Equipment at Donaldson Drive.

The Activation of Broadford Park and Play Spaces Project is possible thanks to $720,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Works at Memorial Park are expected to be completed by October 2021, weather permitting. Wattle Street and Donaldson Drive will commence shortly and be completed by the end of 2021.

Whilst the new Memorial Park playground is being constructed, alternative neighbourhood playgrounds in Broadford that can be used are:

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

"Memorial Park is a much-loved park in the heart of the town and this upgrade will ensure it remains a popular community space for years to come," she said.

"These new playspace projects in Broadford will add so much to the area. We couldn’t have done it without our valued partnership with the State Government and their contributions through the Growing Suburbs Fund grant."

"These improvements will breathe new life into parts of Broadford and create community spaces where people and families can come together."

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