$100,000 boost for Harcourt Play Space

Cr Bronwen Machin, Harcourt Play Space Working Group member Bryan Balmer, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards, and Mount Alexander Shire CEO Darren Fuzzard are pictured at the location of the new play space on Monday.

The state government has announced an additional $100,000 in funding to make the exciting new play space planned for Stanley Park in Harcourt a reality.

Announcing the funding boost at Harcourt on Monday this week, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards said Mount Alexander Shire Council will receive the extra funds in addition to a $250,000 state government Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant which has already been committed to the project. 

The play space will feature a 6-metre tall tower with a 10-metre long slide. The large play tower’s design was inspired by apple crates and will feature names of apple species grown in the region. The play space will also include climbing wall, play stalls and a viewing platform. Designed for all ages and all abilities, the space will include a wheelchair accessible carousel, accessible and traditional swings, an accessible rocker, spinner and many nature play elements. 

Harcourt Progress Association representative and Harcourt Play Space Working Group member, Bryan Balmer said the announcement was absolutely fantastic news.
“It is crucial as it means the project will be able to be completed on schedule,” he said. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.