NEW PUBLIC PARK FOR CASEY

Victorians can have their say on the location of three new metropolitan parks in Wyndham, Melton and Casey, to be funded with over $20 million from the Andrews Labor Government.

The proposed parks will provide a total of 700 hectares of new open space for residents living in some of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs and new habitats for threatened species, such as the Growling Grass Frog.

The new Clyde Park will be located south of Ballarto Road, in the City of Casey and be approximately 120 hectares in size.

The proposed location of Casey’s new park will build upon a planned water retarding basin and nearby sporting facilities to create a much larger combined area of open space.

While planning for these parks has been ongoing since the early 2000s, the community will now have its say to decide precise locations and boundaries.

Overseen by the independent Regional Parks Standing Advisory Committee, the proposal will be considered through public submissions, three public information sessions and public hearings.

The Advisory Committee will then present their recommendations to Government.

Information about the proposal and the Advisory Committee process can be found at planning.vic.gov.au/regional-parks

Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne District:

“Growing suburbs need more than just new homes, they need places where friends and families can come together and this park will provide that space.”

Quote attributable to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“These new parks will help protect Victoria’s biodiversity and boost the amount of green open space in some of Melbourne’s fastest growing urban areas.”

“Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city and these new parks will help keep it that way.”