Local Parks Program gives big boost to Casey facilities

More residents will be able to enjoy one of the City of Casey’s most popular attractions, Bayview Park, following a funding announcement by the State Government on Friday.

Construction of an accessible path at Bayview Park (also known as the 1,001 steps), will commence in the middle of this year, ensuring more community members of all abilities can access and enjoy this outstanding facility.

Since opening in 2019, Bayview Park has become an exercise hot spot for locals and visitors to the area, who come to enjoy the breathtaking views.

The $950,000 project is being supported by the Victorian Government with $300,000 in funding through its Local Parks Program.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said that the addition of the accessible path at Bayview Park will help to further develop the reserve, while also meeting Council’s expectation that all parts of Casey are accessible for all.

“As set out in our Council Plan and other formal strategies, including our Open Space Strategy, our vision is for a city that is well connected, as well as sustainable and well equipped to manage growth,” Ms Duff said.

“The creation of this accessible path supports this vision and further cements Bayview Park as a premier destination in Casey.

“Through the provision of an accessible path, the site will also be well equipped to withstand increased visitation.”

A future stage of works will include expansion of the existing car park and additional tree planting, which are subject to future funding opportunities.

The Casey Safety Village has also received $70,000 through the Local Parks Program, a figure that will be matched by Council and used to transform the space into a road safety themed playground, which is expected to be complete in early 2022.

The revitalisation of this facility will allow it to be freely accessed by everyone, all year round.

Ms Duff welcomed the funding to transform the Casey Safety Village and said it will ensure this fantastic facility is still offering maximum community benefit.

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