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Published Tuesday 6 April 2021
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Works to start on Memorial Park upgrade

Pictured above: Cr Fiona Stevens, Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson, Member for Northern Victoria the Hon. Jaclyn Symes, Barbara Radford from Broadford Love in Action and Cr Bill Chisholm at the launch of the works on the renewal and upgrade of Broadford Memorial Park playground.

Work is set to begin on the renewal and upgrade of Broadford’s Memorial Park playground in May.

Member for Northern Victorian the Hon. Jaclyn Symes was joined by Mitchell Shire Council representatives on Friday 26 March to officially launch the works on the activation of Broadford Parks and Play Spaces project.

Situated just off the main street, the well-used 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 are currently not met at the park. The upgrades at Memorial Park will also include a shade sail, picnic table and fencing.

The Activation of Broadford Parks and Play-spaces project will include work at two other sites in Broadford, that will see the installation of a nature playground and outdoor fitness equipment. This project is possible thanks to $720,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

This project will deliver a more liveable local community with quality open spaces.

The Memorial Park playground will be closed during construction. Nearby neighbourhood playgrounds that can be used in the meantime include:

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

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

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

"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."

This page was last updated on 6 April 2021.