Batesford Community Play Space on its way
Batesford will soon have a fantastic play space for local families and visitors to enjoy, located along Tolloora Way, adjacent to Dog Rocks.
The play space will feature natural elements to blend in with the environment and include swings, a slide, log trail and natural timber elements for adventurous play, stone marsh labyrinth, child safety gates, car parking and an access path to the Dog Rocks Reserve. This exciting new space will help address the local need for a fun, recreational space, and carries on from the success of the bush play groups run in Batesford.
The Batesford Community Play Space will deliver a number of positive outcomes for Batesford. In particular, this fun, family space will encourage locals to get active, create a family-friendly meeting place where residents can socialise and connect with others, provide children with a safe environment to play, and complement the Dog Rocks Reserve by providing car parking for visitors to that site.
The project has involved extensive community input to make sure this local-level outdoor facility meets the needs of the community. Design plans have now been finalised and endorsed by the community and Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Council’s Recreation team secured $46,500 in State Government funding through the CSIF Minor facilities fund for 2017-18, which has gone towards this $70,000 project.
Council has recently appointed a consultant for the detailed design services with the construction phase of the project programmed for later in the year. Works are expected to be completed by December 2018.