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BROADFORD residents have an opportunity to help design two new play spaces for the town.

Mitchell Shire Council announced it was seeking input to help finalise the design of the play spaces, which will be located at Memorial Park in High Street and behind the Broadford Living and Learning Centre, youth centre and skate park.

Council has already consulted several Broadford community groups to help draft designs.
The memorial park play space is set to include play equipment, shade sails, a picnic table and fencing.

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The community precinct play space will be located near youth and family facilities, the skate park, community gardens, men’s shed and police station.

The plans feature a new nature play space and sensory garden, while also improving connecting pathways and community garden beds.

Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe said there was a great opportunity for the community to take ownership of the project.

“It’s exciting to see the community precinct continue to take shape and these new projects will add so much to the area,” he said.

“We couldn’t have done it without our valued partnership with the State Government and their contributions through the Growing Suburbs Fund grant.

“These improvements will breathe new life into prominent parts of Broadford and create community spaces where people and families can come together.

“We want to know what the community wants from projects like these, so please make sure to get online and take the survey.”

The play spaces, as well as another outdoor fitness equipment project, are funded by the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

A total contribution $4.83 million was provided for projects across Mitchell Shire, including $720,000 for the Broadford play spaces.

The outdoor fitness equipment element of the project will be open to community consultation separately at a later date.

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