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Playspaces Trail Funded

Publish Date: 21 June 2021

The Buloke Playspaces Trail is set to become a reality after a significant funding announcement late last week. The trail, which will see five new playspaces built across Buloke, is the latest of a string of important projects to materialise in the Shire.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp MP announced funding of $2.6 million dollars from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round to help fund the Buloke Playspaces Trail in Birchip’s Soldiers Memorial Park, one of the parks that will be upgraded under the project.

Other parks to benefit from the program are Memorial Park (Donald), Gordon Park (Charlton), Centenary Park (Wycheproof) and Tynan Park (Berriwillock).

Significant community consultation has led to truly unique playspaces being devised during the conceptual stages of the project for each of the five towns.

“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to ensuring our region has the support they need to move beyond the challenges of the last year and thrive into the future, helping to make it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”

“This project will mean even more to locals in the future and we are working hard now to deliver improved facilities and provide the much-needed economic boost our state needs”, said Mr Gepp.

Mayor Cr Daryl Warren welcomes the funding and the realisation of the playspaces project to compliment the range of projects happening across Buloke that are significantly improving liveability, including streetscape and riverfront projects.

“The Buloke Play Spaces Trail is another vitally important piece of the emerging Buloke Shire as we position ourselves as a family friendly place to live and destination for those seeking a change of lifestyle.”

“To deliver five playspaces, unique to each town, across the Shire will benefit so many families. The revitalisation of our towns is hugely important to all of our residents, and Council continues to work with all levels of government to ensure our region’s growth”, he said.

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For further information contact Manager Customer Engagement, Travis Fitzgibbon on 03 5478 0181 or tfitzgibbon@buloke.vic.gov.au