Families in Melbourne’s north can now enjoy a new park at the Aurora Town Centre that will include picnic tables, community BBQs, exercise and play equipment and shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists – all thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Priority Precincts, Gavin Jennings and Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny joined locals in officially opening the park today.
The new park, built by Development Victoria, creates approximately four hectares of public open space and is set to become the heart of the thriving Aurora community.
The picturesque new park also included extensive works to improve Edgars Creek. The parkland around the creek has new native planting and improved stormwater infrastructure.
A new pedestrian bridge has been built over the creek, linking the Town Centre to Harvest Home Primary School and the wider residential community.
The park is also home to three large bronze sculptures by artist Yvonne George that the community will be able to enjoy all year round.
The delivery of the park is part of the ongoing Aurora Town Centre works led by Development Victoria, the Government’s property development and urban renewal agency.
Further expansion to the Aurora Town Centre is planned in the next five years and will include more retail and commercial opportunities for the growing community.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings
“The opening of the Aurora Town Centre Park facilities will make this a fantastic place for families to relax and unwind.”
“The new Aurora Town Centre Park will be the heart of this thriving community and we’re so proud to play our part in making a dream a reality for the entire community.”
Quote attributable to Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny
“We want to make sure the vision of the Aurora estate is realised and residents have all the benefits this development can offer - This park offers so much potential for outdoor activities and good fun.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020