New park greening Airport West

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Moonee Valley City Council has transformed the four linear reserves between Parer Road and Fraser Street in Airport West into a community-focused open space, with new barbecues, seating, half-court basketball outdoor exercise facilities, water features, and a new pathway for walkers and cyclists.

The new space, which was designed in close consultation with the community, was relaunched as the Green Spine Linear Park on Tuesday, 24 July.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the project is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to keep Moonee Valley clean, green and beautiful.

“The Green Spine Linear Park was designed with a specific emphasis on transforming and improving the surrounding environment and waterways,” Cr Sipek said.

“The park’s innovative design collects, cleans and recycles local stormwater for use in the space’s swales and ponds, while excess clean water flows downstream into Steele Creek and the Maribyrnong River, helping improve those waterways.”

Portfolio holder for Planning and Environment Cr Nicole Marshall said the new space was designed to encourage native plant life and to attract native animals.

“This new space will attract local flora and fauna which will help continue its transformation into a wonderful green space for the community to gather in and enjoy for many years to come,” Cr Marshall said.

“Additional water storage underground will also help keep the park green.”

The Green Spine Linear Park project was partly funded through Melbourne Water's Living Rivers Program.

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Last updated: Sunday, 11 November 2018, 10:16 PM