Wallan families can now enjoy a newly revamped reserve, supported by the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Suburban Development Ros Spence today officially opened the upgraded playground at Greenhill Recreation Reserve, made possible by a $110,000 investment from the Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.
The playground features new equipment including two multi-purpose play units, climbing rocks, double swings and logs for nature play. More trees have been planted around the space, providing locals a cool, sheltered canopy.
Newly installed seating and furniture will allow parents and carers to keep a close eye on their little ones, and provide a space where community members of all ages and abilities can gather and socialise, while enjoying the outdoors.
The completed project reflects local needs and provides a place to help strengthen community connections, while encouraging greater recreation activities for Wallan residents.
Mitchell Shire Council also contributed $75,000 to the project.
The Growing Suburbs Fund has supported 346 projects representing a total infrastructure investment of more than $1.2 billion, creating over 11,340 jobs.
Through the 2023/24 Budget, the Government is investing another $18.9 million to support suburbs across metropolitan Melbourne with a range of initiatives, including $10 million for the Growing Suburbs Fund to support the delivery of critical local infrastructure in Melbourne’s fastest-growing communities.
A new round of the Growing Suburbs Fund is currently open, with applications closing on 20 October.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Ros Spence
“It’s wonderful to see the Greenhill Recreation Reserve upgrades complete and ready to service our local community with a welcoming and more inclusive space.”
“Crucial community infrastructure projects in growing communities like Wallan are improving liveability, bringing families together and boosting local economies.”
Reviewed 13 September 2023