New pop-up community space set to be installed in Halls Gap

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Northern Grampians Shire Council is pleased to announce the vacant lot at 99 Grampians Road in Halls Gap is set to become a new temporary community general-use space.

The land will provide a temporary space for 12 months for community events and activities including outdoor movies and more.

Council is working with a landscape artist, Felicity Brown from Iaimiga design studio in Horsham, to create an area that includes native plants and nature elements that will create a seamless blend with the surrounding landscape.

The pop-up space is funded by a grant from Business Victoria under the State Government’s Outdoor Dining Package. It will provide a comfortable engaging space where patrons can BYO food and drinks and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Murray Emerson, said the new park will be a wonderful addition to the Halls Gap Streetscape.

“Council is very pleased to be able to utilise this prime piece of land for something the whole community can use and benefit from,” he said.

“We know Halls Gap businesses in particular have been hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic and we are hopeful this activation space/pop-up park/outdoor dining area will allow for more people to take advantage of the wonderful offerings of the town.

“I encourage everyone to come along to the upcoming information session about the project to make sure the community’s needs are reflected in the park’s design.”

Meet the Project Manager Lisa Whyte and landscape architect Felicity Brown on Saturday 27 March from 2pm to 3pm at 99 Grampians Road Halls Gap to view and discuss the concept design for the park.

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