Construction Begins on Inverleigh Active Youth Space

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Today, Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham alongside Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker, and Member for Eureka, Michaela Settle, marked a significant milestone with the official commencement of the construction of the Inverleigh Active Youth Space. 

The community driven project aims to transform the Yerram Yaluk Bun Play Space in Inverleigh into an active recreation and community space. The enhanced facility will feature a brand-new skate park, bicycle pump track, social basketball courts, seating, shade and shelters, as well as lighting and beautification enhancement.

The Inverleigh Active Youth Space is designed to provide young people in the growing township of Inverleigh with expanded opportunities for physical activity, fostering social connections and promoting positive lifestyles.

This $2.3million project is a collaborative effort, with the Victorian Government contributing $1.48million from its Growing Suburbs Fund, and the Federal Government providing $700,000. Additionally, Council has contributed $150,000, ensuring full funding for the project.

Quotes attributable to Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham:

We are thrilled that this project is coming to life with the commencement of construction and look forward to delivering the play space for the young people of Inverleigh and surrounding towns, “Cr Cunningham said.

We thank both the Federal and State Governments for their funding support in delivering this project.

Quotes attributable to Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker MP:

At the last election, the Albanese Labor Government promised to deliver new bike tracks, an upgraded skate park, and a social basketball court for Yerram Yaluk Bun Park and I’m so pleased that construction is now under way.

The youth space will be a place that brings the community together, particularly families, in one of the most beautiful parks in our region.

This project is driven by the local community, and I look forward to continuing my work with them alongside our partners in the State Government, and the Golden Plains Shire to help bring this new youth space to life.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eureka, Michaela Settle MP:

Our kids deserve the best equipment possible to play, learn and grow. The Inverleigh Active Youth Playspace will be an important space for Inverleigh kids when it’s completed.

The construction is projected to be completed by September 2024.

Pictured: Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham with Member for Eureka, Michaela Settle MP and Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker MP at the Yerram Yaluk Bun Play space as construction gets underway on the Inverleigh Active Youth Space. Please email [email protected] for a high-resolution copy.

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