Lions Park, Gunbower

  • Project typePlaygrounds
  • Project value$1,027,298
  • Project scheduleStage 5 - Construction
  • Completion Date30 June 2022
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This project will see the redevelopment of the existing Lions Park in Gunbower situated on the foreshore of the Gunbower Creek.

The project will include:

  • A natural play space with a log balance play area with steps and patterns, a ‘jitterbug’ seesaw and rocker, a pendulum basket swing, climbing ropes, a two metre high log slide and sculpture rock spinners 
  • A canoe launching pad with disabled accessibility
  • A fishing jetty with seating and fishing rod holders
  • A picnic shelter that incorporates a barbeque, bar tables and picnic style furniture
  • A low level bridge crossing
  • An aquatic wetland area with submerged planting
  • Accessible footpaths
  • Landscaping and lawn
  • Supporting infrastructure such as irrigation, bins and a new flagpole 
  • A concrete path and pram crossing across Gunbower Island Road

While the existing commemorative granite rock will remain in its current position, the tractor feature will be relocated due to space confinements. It will be placed behind the carpark area with a brand new shelter and fence surrounding it. The Gunbower Tobacco Industry interpretive sign will also be reinstalled at a new location.

The $1 million project has been supported by the Victorian State Government with $320,000 from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Integrated Water Management Funding and $653,298 from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions low interest Community Infrastructure Loans Scheme. 

The project is being developed in stages:

Stage 1 - Concept Plan - Completed. Endorsed by Council in 2018

Stage 2 - Preliminary Design - Completed.

Stage 3 - Detailed Design - Completed.

Stage 4 - Tender - Completed.

Stage 5 - Construction - Scheduled for completion in May 2022.


 

Location

Gunbower Island Road, Gunbower 3566  View Map

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