Greenvale Reservoir Park To Be Upgraded

Greenvale Reservoir Park To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio

Revitalising Valuable Green Space In Melbourne’s North

Victor P Taffa

An upgrade of the Greenvale Reservoir Park in Melbourne’s north will improve liveability and revitalise a valuable recreational area for generations to come.

“The Andrews Government is working to improve parks in our fastest growing suburbs to ensure Melbournians have access to quality green spaces.” Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio said.

$1.4 Million Melbourne Water upgrade will help better meet the needs of communities in the fast-growing outer suburbs of Melbourne.

Parks, schools, ambulance sites and public transport are all important pieces of infrastructure that contribute to a community’s liveability, health and vibrancy.

Upgrade aims to improve the park with:

  • Better access at Somerton Road, Greenvale
  • Renewed visitor facilities at the main picnic areas, shelters, BBQ’s and seating, and children’s playground
  • A new walking and cycling area in the north of the park
  • New toilet facilities at the Cypress Picnic Area and Brodies Lakes Picnic Area.

Upgrade follows remediation work by Melbourne Water in 2014 to strengthen the dam wall and better protect the reservoir’s water resource in the face of a growing population and urban development in the area.

A community open day will be held from 10.30 am to 1 pm on Sunday 5 February and will include opportunities to view draft plans, as well as chat with the landscape designer and Parks Victoria staff.

“We’re keen to hear from residents about their interest in the park, their favourite activities, preferences for equipment and the types of information park users might need.” Member for Yuroke Ros Spence said.