$180,000 Playspace for Brickmakers Park (26.04.2012)

Written on the 26 April 2012

Families in the Oakleigh area can look forward to a new accessible playspace at Brickmakers Park following a $60,000 Victorian Government funding announcement today.


Representing Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty, Ms Georgie Crozier MLC, Member for Southern Metropolitan, joined Monash City Council’s Mayor, Cr Stephanie Perri, at Brickmakers Park today to announce the funding from the latest round of the Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).


“Our funding boost ensures communities like Oakleigh can continue to depend on their local park facilities for all their sport and recreation needs,” Ms Crozier said.


The new playspace will include new sensory play equipment, interactive sound walls, basket swing, tunnels, grass mounds, slide, climbing frame and net, accessible pathways and landscaping.


Ms Crozier said the new playspace is also designed to stimulate the senses and complement the park’s existing charm and character.


“Once up and running the new playspace will inspire not just local children but the whole community to venture outside more often to exercise, socialise and get more active at this local park, “ Ms Crozier said.


The Victorian Government is proud to provide $60,000 from the CFFP to develop a  playspace at Brickmakers Park to make it more accessible to everyone in the community to enjoy,” she said.


“By investing in high-quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria, the program goes a long way towards increasing participation and improved access to sport and recreation activities in communities like Oakleigh,” Ms Crozier said.


Ms Crozier commended the Monash City Council for its contribution of $120,000 towards the Brickmakers Playspace project.


For more information or to make an application to the Community Facility Funding Program, please visit www.grants.dpcd.vic.gov.au

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