Ecotherapy park designs unveiled

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas with Macedon Range council staff (Supplied) 225703_01

By Jessica Micallef

A new public park at the Romsey Ecotherapy Park, which will be accessible by people of all ages and abilities, is a step closer to reality.

Concept designs for a new park have been released. The park will include a sensory space with a contemplative path, orchard, sound chimes and water play system.

An arts and culture space has also been included in the concept design. The space will be able to host events, installations and community gatherings.

The park is being delivers in three stages, with the state government investing $718,000 in stage two of the park’s development.

Construction of stage two will begin in July and is expected to provide 12 full-time equivalent constriction jobs for two years.

Completion of stage two of the park is expected to attract visitors interested in nature, health and wellness tourism, along with boutique music and performance arts.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the Romsey Ecotherapy Park is supported by the state government’s Regional Development Priorities 2019-2020 Fund.

She said the project will create jobs and provide lasting economic benefits for Romsey and broader region.

“I am delighted to see that the concept designs for the Romsey Ecotherapy Park showcase much needed spaces for community members to gather and collaborate,” she said.

“We are supporting locally-led initiatives such as this that enhance the conditions for economic growth and build resilient, diversified and sustainable economies across regional Victoria.”