Broadford is getting a new nature play space and outdoor fitness equipment, and Mitchell Shire Council is looking for community input on the proposed designs.
The works, which are across two locations, are part of the Activation of Broadford Parks and Playspaces project which also includes an upgrade of the Memorial Park playground that is due to start shortly.
The nature play space will be built in the open space that borders Wattle Street and Aspect Boulevard and the outdoor fitness equipment pod will be constructed in the open space at Donaldson Drive.
Initially, the nature play space was planned for the land behind the Broadford Living and Learning Centre and the outdoor fitness equipment was to be installed on the Broadford Common walking track. Due to land use approvals and the feedback received from a consultation in June 2020, the decision was made to move the projects from Crown land sites managed by Council to Council-owned sites.
Council is looking for community input on the proposed nature play space and outdoor fitness equipment via two surveys which will help finalise the designs.
Council has spoken with various community groups in Broadford to help develop the draft designs and is now looking for input from the wider community.
The Activation of Broadford Parks and Playspaces project is funded by the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF), with a contribution of $720,000.
Council will be holding a drop-in session to discuss the projects and answer any questions from 4.30-5.30pm on Wednesday 23 June at the Wattle Street site. To view the plans or take the survey visit www.engagingmitchellshire.com. Submissions close at 9am on Monday 28 June.