About the Engagement
A community driven project, the Inverleigh Active Youth Space will expand and develop the Yerram Yaluk Bun Play Space in Inverleigh to an active recreation and community space, with the upgraded facility to include a new skate park, pump track, 3X3 basketball courts, seating, shelters, alongside lighting and beautification works.
We extend our gratitude to the dedicated community members who actively participated in shaping the Inverleigh Active Youth Space project through their valuable input. Your thoughts and ideas have been instrumental in advancing the project to its detailed design phase following extensive community consultation.
The Inverleigh Active Youth Space was identified by both Council and the community as a priority for the reasons outlined below:
- The current infrastructure is reaching its end of life, becoming unsuitable for a diverse range of people.
- The need for increased diversity and range of active recreation infrastructure and equipment suitable for varying ages and abilities.
- The project will complement the current infrastructure that exists at the site, offering the community more social connection and physical activity opportunities.
- The space is located in the centre of the Inverleigh township, and easily accessible to residents and visitors.
The detailed design seeks to physically integrate with the various facilities and provide for universal access to and from the site as well as within the site with a focus on paths of travel, car parking, entrances and exits.
The $2.3 million project attracted a $700,000 funding commitment from the Australian Government and Council successfully applied to the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for $1.48 million. Council contributed $150,000 to complete funding for this project.
Council will now progress to the next phase of the project including a public tender process to appoint a contractor for construction.
These updates will provide residents, user groups and the wider community with greater scope to encourage physical activity, outdoor play and increase participation in active recreation.
The next stage of development will include:
- New skate park
- BMX pump track
- 3X3 basketball courts
- New shelters, path networks, seating and tables
- Additional parking
For an overview of the detailed design, please click the link below:
What happens next?
The project is fully funded by Council, the Federal Government and the State Government's Growing Suburbs Fund. Following a tender process, construction is expected to commence in 2024.