Cen­tral Park ex­pan­sion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Front Page -

Stawell’s his­toric Cen­tral Park precinct is set to ex­pand as a re­sult of North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil’s pur­chase of a for­mer Waites Rob­son Stone­ma­sons site next to the re­serve.

The coun­cil’s in­fra­struc­ture de­part­ment is work­ing along­side land­scape ar­chi­tects to de­velop a plan for the site at 2-8 Main Street.

A coun­cil 2000 Cen­tral Park mas­ter­plan orig­i­nally iden­ti­fied the site as a key part of the re­serve de­vel­op­ment.

Where ap­pro­pri­ate, the coun­cil will re­pur­pose the in­fra­struc­ture on the site to cut down on spend­ing.

North­ern Grampians mayor Tony Driscoll said the ex­pan­sion would add to Cen­tral Park’s at­trac­tion and abil­ity to host ma­jor events, such as the Stawell Gift.

“The op­por­tu­nity to add to Cen­tral Park’s al­ready out­stand­ing rep­u­ta­tion as one of re­gional Vic­to­ria’s most im­pres­sive recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties is an ex­cit­ing one,” he said.

“Each year, thou­sands of peo­ple visit the Cen­tral Park precinct for the Stawell Gift and other ma­jor events, and this ex­pan­sion will only boost the precinct’s at­trac­tion.

“Func­tion­al­ity and the needs and wants of the wider North­ern Grampians Shire com­mu­nity will be at the fore­front of our plan­ning and vi­sion for this site, and we will en­sure that our plans meet those cri­te­ria.

“The ac­qui­si­tion of this land has been a long-term strate­gic ob­jec­tive of the coun­cil, and one that we think is the fi­nal piece in the puz­zle when it comes our vi­sion for Cen­tral Park.”

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