Works have been completed to transform the site of the former Glen Devon Primary into a brand new park.
The two-hectare parcel of land is owned by the Victorian Government, which is retaining the land for future education provision.
In the interim, the use of the site as a park is supported by the Government, which also funded the works through a $870,000 Growing Suburbs Fund grant.
Wyndham City constructed the park and has leased the site for the next five years, with the potential to extend this lease for a further five years.
Family Friendly City portfolio holder Cr Mia Shaw said she was proud to have worked alongside community members to champion this project.
“After Glen Devon Primary School closed in 2010, I rallied with nearby residents to urge the State Government to clean up the site and transform it into a neighbourhood park,” Cr Shaw said.
“Thanks to our advocacy efforts, this project is now a reality, and I thank the State Government for its investment.”
Wyndham City Mayor Cr Josh Gilligan said the park was an asset to the neighbourhood.
“Restoring Glen Devon is another example of how this Council is working hard to deliver a liveable city – not just a big city,” Cr Gilligan said.
“During this challenging period, it is important we have quality green spaces where we can get a breath of fresh air, walk the dogs and exercise, while observing social distancing measures.”
“This new park will do exactly that: providing a terrific place for surrounding residents to stretch their legs.”