The redevelopment of Jaycee Park is underway, with the construction of the highly anticipated Meeting Place starting last week.
The Indigenous-themed Meeting Place will feature a concrete base stained with Indigenous artwork created specifically for the project by local artist Quinton Atkinson. Totem poles and sign shields representing the traditional custodians of the land will surround and complement the artwork.
Once complete the Meeting Place will provide a safe space to sit and relax, and will act as a more formal space for community meetings and discussions.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee said he is eager to see the finished project.
“I’ve seen the model for the Meeting Place and it looks absolutely fantastic,” Cr McPhee said.
“What’s even better is that the community has been involved in this process from the start, and it has been their thoughts and ideas that have gone into this design.
“Once the Meeting Place, and the entire redevelopment of the park, is complete it will give the community a real sense of pride and accomplishment that will be well deserved.”
Construction of the meeting place is expected to be finished by 30 June 2016, weather permitting.
The Jaycee Park redevelopment is an ongoing process and a survey is available for local residents to continue to provide thoughts and ideas. For more information, or to give your ideas on what you would like to see included in the concept plan, contact Council’s Community Planning Officer Chris Rowlands on 5036 2447 or 0429 896 044.
This project has been made possible through funding from the State Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund and Council.