Potential half million dollar botanic playground under way

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FUTURE FUN: The Botanic Park is set for a big addition soon.

FOUR community members with a mix of skills and networks were appointed to the Botanic Park Playground project reference group last week, as Mansfield Shire Council starts to implement its plan to spend at least $250,000 upgrading the facility.

Melanie Hotton, council’s community services manager, said council allocated $250,000 in its budget and will also apply for a further $250,000 in grants, as the current facilities are no longer fit-for-purpose and well overdue for renewal.

“We’re really excited to be working with the community over the next 12 months to develop fully-scoped designs for an amazing new playground, with completion by December 2021,” Ms Hotton said.

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