PLANNING A GREAT NEW LOCAL PARK FOR WALLAN

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will do a feasibility study for a brand new park in Wallan, to make sure that thousands of families have access to a great local park to take their kids.

This feasibility study will also consider the proposed Greater Wallan-Merri State Park amongst others, as part of a community consultation process.

Labor will do the planning work to boost open space and deliver a new regional park for Wallan, the size of more than 500 MCGs.

It’s part of Labor’s plan to create dozens of new parks across the state, equivalent to more than 170 Royal Botanic Gardens, for the suburbs that need them the most.

This unprecedented investment will turn Victoria into the parks capital of Australia and ensure that every Victorian has a great local park, no matter where they live.

The Liberals are putting the interests of developers first, with plans to fast track 290,000 new homes and one million more people into our city’s outer suburbs without the public transport, hospitals, schools or parks that communities need.

Only Labor will make sure our city retains its place as one of the world’s best places to live.

Labor will invest $150 million to create more than 6,500 hectares of parkland and new walking and bike trails, giving families great places to spend a day off.

This includes $10 million to help local councils upgrade tired old suburban parks with new playgrounds, landscaping, toilets and picnic facilities, transforming them into better places for locals to enjoy.

Quote attributable to Minister for the Environment and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio

“Labor will create thousands of hectares of new parks and bike and walking trails to make sure that no matter where you live, every family has a great local park to enjoy.”

Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“With so many young families in our area, we must provide the parkland they need to get outside and get active.”     

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“Many locals in the growing community of Wallan have told me they need extra parklands. Only Labor will deliver for local families.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton

“We’ll get the planning right to better connect our community and encourage more people to explore and enjoy all our region has to offer.”