Gippsland residents and tourists now have even more reasons to visit Civic Park in Drouin, following a $1.53 million upgrade.
Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Danny Goss, Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MP and Chair of the Drouin and District Community Bank Rod Dunlop officially opened the upgraded park today.
The project was delivered by Baw Baw Shire Council with the help of $750,000 in Victorian Government funding through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund and a $250,000 contribution from the Drouin and District Community Bank. Council contributed $530,000 towards the project as part of Council’s 2020/21 Capital Works Program.
The new and improved features of the park include play equipment, a water play area, wetland and board walks, a fitness area, footpaths, extensive tree planting, landscaping, new barbecue and shelter areas and park furniture.
Local contractors and suppliers played a big part in the project, with Warragul-based MadCat Constructions leading the works and engaging local suppliers throughout the build.