GRANTVILLE’S about to receive a brand-new skate park, play space, picnic shelter and more as part of a $500,000 project which is set to revitalise both the town and the recreation reserve.
It’s the biggest recreation project of its kind for Grantville and will see the development of a new, two-court facility (one dedicated to tennis and the other offering a variety of activities such as basketball, soccer and netball), as well as a new skate park, play space, picnic shelter and pathways.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor Cr Brett Tessari, said the project will provide a huge recreation benefit to the town.
“Actions from Active Bass Coast, the Bass Coast Skate Strategy and the Bass Coast Play Space Strategy, have come together to make this a truly fun, active space for people of all ages,” Cr Tessari said.
“Even more exciting is the first stage, which includes the skate park, is nearing completion and is expected to be open in July.
“The skate park has been very well received by the community, the kids can’t wait to get on it.”
Cr Tessari said the project will help get the community active and healthy by providing a range of recreation activities in one spot for the whole family to enjoy.
“It will also have a huge impact in revitalising the reserve and the town,” Cr Tessari said.
The State Government recently announced it would provide $250,000 towards the Grantville Activation project, with the $250,000 will be provided by Bass Coast Shire Council, the Grantville Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and Tennis Victoria.
Local recreation reserves play an important role in their communities.
They provide a focus, a meeting place and an opportunity for social interaction.
These works will provide a welcoming and friendly environment, enabling a greater level of access.
The courts will be free for the community to use.
To keep up to date with the project, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/projects, or phone council’s Recreation and Culture Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au