The Meander Valley Council is planting trees for the future. Silver birch, golden elm and lilac trees have been planted at Blackstone Heights. The trees have been planted as part of upgrades to the park. Mayor Wayne Johnston said trees were important for parks.>
“It’s important that play grounds are complemented by natural features and as these trees mature they will provide shade and amenity,” he said. The equipment upgrades were a result of community feedback and the Blackstone Heights Community News Association played an active role in the design of the project.
The new equipment caters for increasing age ranges and some is specifically designed to be all inclusive.
“Recreational spaces help keep the community active and engaged and it’s important that these spaces offer a range of experiences for everyone,” Cr Johnston said.
A half basketball court and soccer court feature at the playground, along with an all-abilities basket swing and one of the state’s first dual flying foxes.
Additional seating and bench tables have also been installed to complement the existing barbecue facilities.
“On behalf of council, I would like to thank the community for their feedback,” he said. The upgrades were funded in part by the state government’s election commitment and respond to the growing number of families that live at Blackstone Heights and the surrounding areas.
Works to install footpaths at Blackstone Heights also started recently.
The paths stretch from Panorama Road to Kelsey Road. About 1.6 kilometres of concrete pathway will be installed in this stage, which follows earlier footpath construction along Pitcher Parade and Panorama Road.
The playground upgrades are part of several works the council is undertaking to freshen up its public spaces across the municipality.
Bordin Street Reserve and Coronea Court Reserve are also being upgraded. The playground upgrades are part of several works the council is undertaking to freshen up its public spaces across the municipality.
Bordin Street Reserve and Coronea Court Reserve are also being upgraded.