Building on imagination of Sunbury children

Hume City Council has set about transforming the ideas of Sunbury children into a new playspace for the entire region to enjoy.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said children from Sunbury Primary School and Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School played a vital role in reimagining the Galaxyland playspace.

“Over 280 students contributed, drawing their ideas for the playspace which included colourful pictures of flying foxes, giant slides, places to climb, tunnels and swings,” Cr Moore said.

“These drawings played a key role in the playspace redevelopment and were used to inform the concept plans for the new playspace.

“The concept plans were also shared with the community for feedback and I am sure the children are looking forward to seeing their ideas come to life when the playspace reopens later this year.”

The redevelopment features all new play equipment, including:

  • flying fox
  • mega swing
  • in ground trampolines
  • updated picnic facilities and landscaping
  • giant basket swing
  • climbing towers; and a
  • sensory area

Cr Moore said the existing playspace and car park will be open for families to enjoy during the July school holidays, but will then close to allow the construction works to get underway and works are anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.

“Council would also like to thank the Victorian Government for supporting the project through the Growing Suburbs Fund, which contributed $500,000 to the project.”

Alternative playspaces in Sunbury include:

  • Roger Free Park (76-84 Pasley Street, Sunbury) featuring new play equipment including a double flying fox, picnic shelter and walking paths.
  • Eric Boardman Memorial Reserve (222 Mitchells Lane, Sunbury) featuring net climbing structure, play unit and nature play area.
  • Tom’s Park (Corner Budburst Drive and Rosenthal Boulevard, Sunbury) featuring tower slide, climbing nets, in ground trampolines and picnic shelter.
  • Geranium Drive Reserve (15 Geranium Dr, Sunbury) featuring a half court, climbing wall, and skate elements and Pipit Way Reserve (2 Pipit Way, Sunbury), featuring a double flying fox, climbing structures, nature play area and picnic shelter are in Sunbury Fields and are connected by walking paths.

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