Noble Park residents can look forward to improved streetscapes and a new local playground, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $500,000 investment in the Noble Park Revitalisation Project.
The work will see improvements to amenities on Douglas Street and the development of an all-abilities playground, which will allow children and people with disabilities to play in a safe new space.
The Labor Government is investing $310,000 in the streetscape upgrades, and $190,000 in works for the new playground.
Greater Dandenong City Council has also made contributions of $585,000 and $180,000 respectively. Works have started and will be completed in July.
The development of Douglas Street and the construction of the playground will attract visitors to the Noble Park Activity Centre, supporting increased business activity. The playground will have space for nature play, sensory play and open grass areas – making it ideal for all children and adults, including those with disabilities.
The improvements add to $3 million that the Government has previously invested in facilities at the Ross Reserve precinct.
The projects are part of the Suburban Revitalisation Program, which supports projects across eight areas in metropolitan Melbourne – Boronia, Noble Park, Lilydale, Tarneit, Reservoir, Melton, Broadmeadows and Frankston.
Funding of $21 million is being provided to the eight revitalisation boards through the Building Works stimulus program and the Victorian Budget 2020-21.
The Suburban Revitalisation Program engages local councils and community groups to deliver key economic initiatives and community development projects which improve social and economic outcomes for residents.
For more information, go to suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane
“By upgrading the streetscape and building a new playground, we’re investing in projects that will directly benefit Noble Park residents and businesses.”
“Revitalisation projects right across Melbourne are improving livability, bringing communities together and boosting local economies.”
Quote attributable to Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Lee Tarlamis
“Projects like the Douglas Street revitalisation project and the all-abilities playground put the needs of Noble Park people front and centre – it’s an important step in the community’s steady recovery from the effects of the pandemic.”