The Miners Rest community is celebrating its revamped local asset – the Miners Rest Community Park play space.
For the past six years, the community has worked with the City of Ballarat’s Engaged Communities team to improve this much-loved community park in a bid to create a space that the entire community can enjoy.
The City of Ballarat held community consultation sessions in the park and with pupils at the Miners Rest Primary School to help create a place space that catered to the needs of families and children.
The Miners Rest Community Park now provides a range of spaces, equipment and points of interest for the wider community, encouraging residents to play, exercise and connect with their neighbours and their neighbourhood.
The $145,000 works, fully-funded by the City of Ballarat, have created a more engaging reserve that is already proving popular with residents and visitors.
Revitalisation works for upgrading the play space include:
A flying fox
Accessible spinning equipment
Installation of a platform and posts
Upgrading edging around the play equipment and pathway.
The initiative is one of a number of community-led projects being delivered in Ballarat as part of the City of Ballarat’s Engaging Communities Program.