Park upgrade for Caroline Springs


Tara Murray

A park upgrade in Caroline Springs is among the projects listed by Melton council to receive funding as part of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Extension.

The council at its recent council meeting, nominated five priority projects it would submit to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications for final approval for funding.

In October 2021, the federal government announced an extension to the LRCI program and allocated an additional $2,521,836 to Melton council.

The projects selected by the council were identified through the council budget process earlier this year.

The projects nominated include a park upgrade at Cobblestone Green Recreation Reserve. The council is seeking $541,836 from the program for the upgrade. The council will then allocate $58,164 in the 2022-23 budget to help complete the project.

Currently there is a small play area at the reserve, which includes swings, climbing equipment and table and chairs.

Eligible local road and community infrastructure projects are projects that involve the construction, maintenance and/or improvements to council owned assets (including natural assets) that are generally accessible to the public.

Other projects nominated by the council include, public toilet upgrades in Toolern Vale, Street lighting improvements, public lighting at Navan Park and car park upgrades and reveal of new courts and public toilet upgrades at Melton Recreation Reserve.