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New play space well underway

New carousel and shadow wall at Victory Park play space.

Monday 16 September 2019

A new play space for families and children in Castlemaine is on track for completion in mid-October.

Over the past few months works have been underway to transform the south east corner of Victory Park into a larger play space for children of all ages and abilities.

The play space will feature an accessible carousel, musical play, flying fox, chess table, ping pong table and more.

Children will be able to explore in and around the cubbies and nature-inspired features like climbing boulders, low rock walls, logs and gardens.

The team recently installed a shadow wall featuring an indigenous design by the Nalderun group, as one of the features that recognise the rich Aboriginal cultural heritage in the area.

Bunjil can be seen flying overhead on the shade sails. There’s also a grinding stone and yabby sculpture.

The accessible carousel is in and works on the garden beds have started.

The pebbling of the creek bed is done, and concreting works to prepare for soft fall surface under the slide and carousel are complete.

Works to install the flying fox and climbing boulder will happen over the next few weeks.

To keep the project on track, the existing playground will be removed in mid-September.
Unfortunately this means that there will be no playground equipment available within the park for a four week period. Access to the majority of the park will be retained.

The nearest playgrounds are at Morrissey Reserve and Norwood Hill Reserve, or families can take the kids to the award winning play space in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

The play space will officially open during Children’s Week in late October.

For more information or to stay up-to-date on progress, visit the major projects page at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Image: The accessible carousel and shadow wall are now in place.

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