A-maze-ing facilities at new Kyneton Community Park
28 June 2017
Joint release with:
Minister for Infrastructure and Development
Mayor of Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Senator for Victoria
- Kyneton Community Park officially opened, providing a range of interactive activities and park facilities including the town's first maze
- The $945,000 park modernisation provides new community space within the Botanic Gardens
- Modernisation will promote outdoor activity and community and family gatherings
Kyneton residents have celebrated the official opening of the Kyneton Community Park today, providing a modern outdoor space where people of all abilities can enjoy interactive and sensory play.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the park would appeal to people of all ages and attract a new generation to the Botanic Gardens with the addition of children's play activities, including the town's first maze.
“The $945,000 Kyneton Community Park is just one of many projects the Coalition Government is delivering to continue building regional Australia,” Minister Nash said.
“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and providing modern interactive outdoor spaces such as this are key to that.”
Senator for Victoria Jane Hume joined the Kyneton community at the Botanic Gardens for the opening today and said it was exciting to see the Park being developed to its full potential and become a premier location for family and community events.
“The Kyneton Community Park will play an important role to the community, with features of the park linking to the region's character, history and Indigenous and farming origins,” Senator Hume said.
“The new interactive play park provides a natural and unique play area that will foster intuitive exploration, experimentation within our children in a modern safe environment.”
Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the Kyneton Community Park, nestled in the heart of the Kyneton Botanical Gardens offered the perfect setting for family and friend gatherings.
“The site boasts a new picnic area, play equipment, sandpit, maze, and other interactive activities within beautiful garden surrounds providing the perfect setting for picnics or community events,” Ms Pulford said.
Mayor of Macedon Ranges Shire Jennifer Anderson said Kyneton Community Park serves as an excellent reminder about what is possible when government and the community work together, listen to each other, plan together and utilise their strengths in genuine partnership.
“The Kyneton community can now enjoy the rewards of the community's hard work, a unique nature based play space that celebrates the origins of the Kyneton township and reflects the community spirit that is alive and well in Kyneton,” Cr Anderson said.
The Coalition Government invested $500,000, the Victorian Government $300,000, Macedon Ranges Shire Council invested $100,000 and Kyneton Community Park Inc. contributed $45,000 through their fundraising efforts.