Look! It’s a new Nook in Sunbury!

One of Sunbury’s favourite parks has received a spruce-up, thanks to Hume City Council.

Officers from Council’s Parks and Open Space department have spent a number of weeks upgrading the Nook, also known as Nook Bicentennial Park, on Vaughan Street.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she was confident that local families would be pleased with the improvements.

“Our officers have installed a brand new shelter, so that people can comfortably enjoy their time at the park in the middle of a hot day,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The shelter includes a picnic table and seats, and I hope that families will come and have a picnic in this terrific setting.

“Council has also installed a drink fountain, and it incorporates a dog bowl because we want our four-legged friends to love their time at the Nook too.”

As part of the works, officers added an irrigation system which will enable Council to water the Nook regularly.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the park would look lush throughout the year.

“The new irrigation system is a big deal because it means that the grass and plants at the park will be green and healthy, even in the height of summer,” she said.

“Our officers have also added some new turf around the shelter to improve the park’s appearance.

“We know that many residents walk around the Nook, and it’s particularly popular with Sunbury locals who exercise their dogs.

“Council has received some terrific feedback from people who live nearby, and I encourage everyone in the area to visit the Nook soon.”

Hume City Council maintains parks, sporting reserves, nature strips, and garden beds around civic buildings.

Arborists map more than 166,000 trees so that they can prune and care for the plants regularly.

Hume plants 5,000 trees each year along streets and throughout parks.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said officers who maintained Hume’s parks received great satisfaction.

“Council’s staff members who care for parks around Hume are passionate about their work, and very talented,” she said.

“They understand how parks can help to nurture a strong community, and provide areas for people to relax and clear their mind.

“We’re proud of beautiful parks in all areas of Hume, such as the Jack Roper Reserve in Broadmeadows and Apex Park in Sunbury.”

Further information on parks in Hume is here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 2 November 2015

Updated : 4:03 PM, 4 November 2015

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