A playground, swings, sandpit, barbecue area and exercise station are all part of a newly complete development of Marlo Drive Reserve in Harkness.
Yesterday, City of Melton Mayor Cr Lara Carli and Member for Melton Steve McGhie MP, officially opened the new look reserve ahead of schedule.
Cr Carli said the reserve’s new features would encourage more people to spend time outside.
“This play space will undoubtedly help improve health, safety and wellbeing outcomes for our residents,” she said.
“What was once a paddock has been transformed into a vibrant park that will encourage families and neighbours to enjoy the outdoors and get active.
“It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when Council, the State Government and the community work together.”
The project was co-funded by Council and the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, each contributing $440,000.
As part of the design process, Council consulted with the community about what they wanted included in the park.
New features at Marlo Drive Reserve are:
- Play unit, swings, seesaw, basket swing
- Basketball half court
- Barbecue facilities
- Picnic tables
- Exercise equipment
- Landscaping, turf and tree plantings
Marlo Drive Reserve is located at the corner of Marlo Drive and Lady Penrhyn Drive, Harkness, 3337.