Friday, July 8, 2022

Traffic island reborn as pocket park

Brimbank City Council’s newly completed Glengala Road ‘pocket park’ is the new kid on the block in Sunshine West.

And while it is small in size, it is big on what it offers the local community, Council says.

What was once a traffic island has been transformed into an inviting and cool community space to relax, rest and catch up with friends. It’s also in a great place – conveniently located near the area’s Glengala Village shopping strip and Bella Street shops.

The creation of the green space was made possible thanks an investment of $400,000 by the Victorian Government, under the Local Parks Program. Brimbank Council contributed $40,000 for the project.

“I would like to thank the Victorian Government for its contribution to build this great new space in Sunshine West,” said Brimbank Mayor, Jasmine Nguyen.

“It is also wonderful to see the involvement of local students. A big thank you to students at Sunshine Heights Primary School, Sunshine College and Marian College, Their artwork has added colour and life to this transformed space.”

The space boasts a large shelter, seating and picnic setting, perimeter footpaths and paved areas, bike racks, a drinking fountain, nature garden, nature play area and a playful seating wall.

It also features mosaic artworks and sculpture created by community artist Debbie Qadri in collaboration with school children from several local schools.

The Glengala Road pocket park is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to Creating Better Parks Policy & Plan and the West Sunshine 20 Minute Neighbourhood Project.

It will be officially opened at 10am on Sunday (15 May).

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