The City of Whittlesea this week celebrated major milestones at some of its most popular facilities and open spaces, with the completion of the Mill Park Library and Carrington Children’s Centre upgrades and the start of construction to revitalise Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor.
City of Whittlesea Administrators Ms Lydia Wilson and Mr Chris Eddy were joined by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, and Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, State Member for Thomastown, to mark Council’s valued partnership with the Victorian Government in delivering more than $5.2 million of exciting upgrades through the Growing Suburbs Fund.
The recent outdoor upgrades at Mill Park Library have transformed the centre into a vibrant and inviting community hub, complete with a new outdoor learning space, accessible entry forecourt and sensory play area.
An inclusive outdoor learning and play space has been added to Carrington Children’s Centre in Thomastown, designed to support the sensory, physical and spatial preferences of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or additional needs.
Lalor residents have also welcomed the start of the $4 million Whittlesea Public Gardens redevelopment, which will see the beloved park revamped to include an impressive new playground, a learn to ride area, and a picnic and barbecue precinct. Future stages of the project will include a new skate park, an upgrade to the dog off-leash area, a rock-climbing wall, basketball courts and outdoor fitness equipment.
City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said that the generous contributions from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund have enabled Council to update local facilities and parks sooner than expected.
“The improvements to Mill Park Library, Carrington Children’s Centre and Whittlesea Public Gardens are part of Council’s plan to create welcoming and accessible spaces for people of all ages and abilities,” Ms Wilson said.
“We’re proud to partner with the Victorian Government to provide inclusive community spaces to support the people who live, work, study, and visit the City of Whittlesea.”
For more information about recent and upcoming infrastructure upgrades in the City of Whittlesea visit www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/majorprojects