Help shape a top Hume park!

Hume is set to rejuvenate one of the most popular parks in Westmeadows.

Council plans to replace the playspaces at Erinbank Crescent Reserve, and install some fresh features at the park.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she hoped that Westmeadows residents would tell Council what they would like to see at the reserve.

“It’s not every day that people have the chance to help improve their local park,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Council is keen to install an entirely new playspace at Erinbank Crescent Reserve, and all the play equipment will be situated in the one spot.

“We’d love children to let us know what sorts of things they like to play on, whether it be swings, bridges and tunnels, or see saws, monkey bars and climbing objects.

“Parks are great places because they help our youngest residents to create, get some exercise, and take on new challenges.

“People of all ages use Erinbank Crescent Reserve, and we want to hear from everyone about the features which Council could add to this green space.

“There are many different options, like a path, soccer goals, and perhaps a beautiful garden that can be explored.

“It’s important that residents provide us with feedback, because Hume is keen to replace the current play equipment next year, and commence work on other park features after that.”

Hume has produced a survey to make it very simple for children and adults to give their thoughts to Council.

It allows young people to draw a picture of what they would like to see at Erinbank Crescent Reserve, and prompts respondents to consider a range of possibilities for the park, like more shelter and a hopscotch course.

Cr Patsikatheodorou, a Westmeadows resident, said Council wanted to ensure people of different ages could make use of Erinbank Crescent Reserve.

“It’s in a beautiful location, at the edge of a spectacular valley that offers Hume so much open space,” she said.

“The reserve features wonderful views and has been well-utilised by the residents of Westmeadows, who live in a vibrant suburb that’s home to more than 5,500 people.”

At the 2011 Census, around 15 per cent of Westmeadows residents were aged under 15 years.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Council would continue to maintain and improve its reserves across Hume.

“Parks are places where families can spend some valuable time together, and they often develop memories that last forever,” she said.

“I encourage everyone who lives in Westmeadows to let us know how often they use Erinbank Crescent Reserve, because we want it to remain a fantastic recreational place.”

People who would like to fill in the questionnaire on Erinbank Crescent Reserve should visit here before 2 May 2016.

For further information, call 03 9205 2200 or email leisure@hume.vic.gov.au

Posted on 12:00 AM, 20 April 2016


Updated : 4:31 PM, 20 April 2016

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