26 September 2023

Parks Victoria to upgrade 100 parks

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Some of Victoria’s most loved natural spaces in need of repair and revitalising are to be repaired and revitalised by Parks Victoria as part of an Asset Regeneration Program aimed at keeping parks and communities as safe as possible,

Announced by the Minister for Environment, Ingrid Stitt, the Program will remove, repair or replace more than 100 pieces of park infrastructure across the State in the next three years.

According to Ms Stitt, the Program will deliver important attention to boardwalks, bridges, lookouts, shelters and playgrounds within parks, while also removing assets that have reached their operational life end.

Ms Stitt said she was delighted to see such a diverse range of works planned across the Parks Victoria estate.

“Many of these sites have been appreciated by visitors for years and the Asset Regeneration Program will protect them for future generations to enjoy,” Ms Stitt said.

She said visitors to the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park would benefit from the replacement of the Grand Canyon Staircase so walkers can continue to explore the stunning rocky gorge and cultural landscape, while in Melbourne’s south-east, the playground at Cardinia Reservoir Park is to be repaired for local families and visitors to enjoy.

“Construction and maintenance works are expected to directly inject more than $6 million into the economy and support local jobs, particularly for specialist trades, over the coming years,” the Minister said.

She said the Program was just one of the significant works Parks Victoria undertakes, with the organisation responsible for managing and maintaining over 50,000 pieces of infrastructure annually.

More information about the project can be accessed at this PS News link.

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