This is what Wyndham Park will look like following a $13 million redevelopment.
The park will be closed later this month and pedestrian access through Wyndham Park, located to the north of Watton Street on the banks of the Werribee River, will also be shut off to allow for works which will revitalise the under-used space between the Werribee Bicentennial Bridge, off Comben Drive, and the park’s entrance at Werribee Street.
Mayor Mia Shaw said once complete, the park will include a major events lawn that could fit up to 5000 people; a playground with a 12-metre play tower; seating; rest areas; barbecues; toilets; shelters; new pathways; improvements to cycling access; and improved lighting.
There will also be a children’s nature play space with a magical forest theme near the Werribee Bicentennial Bridge, designed to cater for children with autism.
“We’re opening up the views of this park so our residents and visitors can really make the most of this beautiful asset,” Cr Shaw said.
“But in order to get this work done as soon as possible, it’s important that the park is closed in its entirety while construction is underway.”
The state government has chipped in $3.2 million towards the project, with the rest coming from Wyndham council.
Star Weekly understands the council is in talks with Watton Street traders about providing shop frontages to Wyndham Park and the Werribee River to make the most of views and improve safety around the park.
The park is expected to re-open in 2019.