A galaxy not so far away

Bella, 4, Maison, 14 months and Lachlan, 3

By Jessica Micallef

You can play in a galaxy not so far away at Sunbury’s Galaxyland Playspace.

The playground was officially reopened last Monday after nearly six months of upgrades.

Earlier this year, pupils from local primary schools were asked to re-imagine the playground and draw the equipment they would like to see in the redeveloped space.

Hume mayor Carly Moore said the pupils’ designs played an important role in redesigning the area.

“This playspace has been a very popular spot for families across the region for almost 20 years and we know that the community has been eagerly anticipating the reopening of the newly redeveloped playspace,” she said.

“The playspace was redesigned from the ideas of the community, including some very talented and creative students from Sunbury Primary School and Sunbury Macedon Ranges Specialist School.

“When asked, the students drew imaginative and colourful pictures to show us their ideas for the playspace and what new equipment they wanted to see.

“The new equipment now includes a flying fox – a very popular suggestion from the participating students, a mega swing, climbing towers, basket swing, in ground trampolines and the addition of a new sensory area.”

The project was jointly funded by the council and the state government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, each contributing $500,000.

“The range of new play equipment, the updated picnic facilities and landscaping make Galaxyland the perfect place to visit,” Cr Moore said. Galaxyland Playspace is at Betula Te r r a c e , S u n b u r y.