Construction Tender Awarded for Inverleigh Active Youth Space

Tender Awarded
Sport & Recreation

Young people in Inverleigh and nearby communities are set to enjoy an upgraded recreation and community facility after Council awarded a construction contract for the Inverleigh Active Youth Space at its February meeting.

Council awarded the contract for $2,053,608 to LJM Construction for the project which will upgrade Inverleigh’s Yerram Yaluk Bun Play Space resulting in a vibrant hub for young people. Construction includes a new skate park, pump track, 3x3 basketball courts, seating and shelters, alongside lighting and beautification works.

The Detailed Design phase for this project was successfully completed with significant community input and collaboration.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham said the Inverleigh Active Youth Space was a major project for the local community which will strengthen community connection.

“This project will provide residents in Inverleigh and the wider community with more opportunities to encourage physical activity, social connection and outdoor play, especially for younger people,” Cr Cunningham said.

“Planning for the Inverleigh Active Youth Space included an extensive community-driven engagement process with community stakeholders, local young people and families. We’re pleased to be able to deliver this purpose-built space for young people in Inverleigh and surrounding towns, and we thank both the Federal Government and the Victorian Government for their funding support.”

Preparation work is expected to commence at the site in March with construction projected to be completed by September 2024.

The $2.3 million partnership project includes design and construction costs and attracted a $700,000 funding commitment from the Australian Government. Council also contributed $150,000 and successfully applied to the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for $1.48 million to complete funding for this project.

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