More space to play at Witternberg Reserve
Published on 13 July 2022
Frankston City Mayor Cr Nathan Conroy, the State Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke, MP and the Victorian Government Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Solar Homes, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio visited the Witternberg Reserve play space in Frankston today.
The $665,000 play and park improvements were co-funded by Frankston City Council and the Victorian Government through the Park Revitalisation Grants Program.
“This investment takes Witternberg Reserve to another level. The reserve now caters for a range of ages and abilities and provides more interactive play opportunities and experiences including swings, a slide, basketball half-court, a sandpit, climbing structures and shade sails,” explained Frankston City Mayor Cr Nathan Conroy.
“Located close to Kingsley Park Primary School and local cafes as well as the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve and Peninsula Link Trail, the new play space integrates perfectly with the bushland backdrop of Witternberg Reserve.
“The nature-inspired play space is enhanced with native and indigenous plantings to support local wildlife and tree canopy cover to help keep our city cool.
“We’re also delivering a new shared user path to connect the new play space to the Peninsula Link Trail so you’ll be able to jump on your bike and ride here,” said the Mayor.
“We know high quality and well-designed play spaces are highly valued by the community and recognised as important community assets and the new play space has certainly proved a winner with young families. It’s easy to grab a coffee from a local café after school drop off and spend some time in nature and the improvements have been well received by the local community.”
State member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke highlighted the importance of investing in high quality play spaces across Frankston City.
“We know how important local access to good quality open space and play is for the health and wellbeing of the whole community, regardless of age or ability.
“The Victorian Government is delighted to contribute funds through the Park Revitalisation Grants Program to make this project happen for the people of Frankston,” said Mr Edbrooke.
For more information on how Frankston City Council is building Frankston’s future, visit www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Planning-and-Building/Major-Projects