Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Murrumbeena Park - proposed new youth and playground facilites

This Thursday night at 6.30pm in the Murrumbeena Park pavillion in Kangaroo rd there will be an opportunity for the local community to view the proposals for a range of new facilities at this much-used park. Along with other Crs. I will be attending this informative meeting to hear residents views on the proposals. The state govt has granted $250k to the project and Council has currently allocated $781k in the draft 2012/13 budget. from Glen Eira home page- Murrumbeena Park play space Glen Eira City Council is currently finalising a proposed play space project at Murrumbeena Park on Kangaroo Road. The proposal sees the removal of the existing playground adjacent to the main sports oval and the creation of a new play space in the eastern side of the park. The design incorporates a number of leading edge components and treatments which will make the playspace a model for future developments. The design goes beyond any existing playground and merges traditional play equipment with interactive landscaping, family picnic areas, tree plantings and facilities. It provides areas from toddlers to more active adolescents and can be accessed by wheelchairs and prams. In January, the Victorian Government announced a grant of $258,921 to assist in the construction of the Murrumbeena play space as part of Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Facility Funding Program. The project is listed as an item for consideration as part of Council’s 2012–13 Budget. An opportunity to view the plans will be available at Murrumbeena Park Pavilion, Kangaroo Road on Thursday 24 May from 6.30pm to7.30pm. This will include a brief presentation by the play space designer and Council officers will be available to clarify any issues and answer any questions.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

new Duncan Mckinnon pavillion update

One of the concerns I've raised several times over the past few months has been the continued delay in commencing the construction of the new pavillion at Duncan Mckinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena and the consequences for other projects on the new pavillion program. Originally planned to start mid 2011 comencement is now most probably in June after tender arrangements are finalised. Whilst some delays are reasonable it has been a disappointing start to what will be fantastic new facilities used be many hundreds of local children and families who participate in the wide range of sports at the centre including netball, athletics, cricket and soccer. It has been designated our pavillion's program highest priority for these reasons and the sheer numbers that participates as anyone who rides or drives past on a Saturday morning will attest to. Temporary facilities will be provided over the approx 90 week construction phase for user groups.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) opens

Over the weekend our great new sports and aquatic centre at East Boundary rd Bentleigh opened to foundation members with the centre fully opened to the general public from tommorow Monday 7th May. This centre will be a wonderful addition to our community facilities particularily in the southern end of the muncipality. I'd encourage all residents to pay a visit with their families over the coming weeks, as I will certainly be doing, to check out and enjoy what are probably amongst the best sports and aquatic amenties in Melbourne!