New Sunbury playspaces a step closer

Sunbury MP Josh Bull with Hume councillors mayor Carly Moore, Jarrod Bell and Jack Medcraft at Forrest Street playspace.

Elsie Lange

Ground has been broken at Sunbury’s new playspaces – Forrest Street and the Village Green in Rolling Meadows.

Donning high-visibility vests, Sunbury MP Josh Bull, representing Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, Hume mayor Carly Moore and councillors Jarrod Bell and Jack Medcraft inspected the new sites on May 4.

Both playspace upgrades have been funded through the government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps councils in fast-growing areas deliver infrastructure projects.

“Sunbury is home to many young families and it’s great to see the state government working with council to provide them with amazing places to play and grow,” Mr Bull said.

The Forrest Street Playspace project received $260,000 from the state government to upgrade the play area with new paths, landscaping and an exercise space – there’ll even be a ninja course and basketball half court.

To give locals improved playspace, new paths and seating, the Village Green project received $256,000 in government funding.

In a statement, the government said the upgrades will be delivered by Hume council, which also contributed $250,000 and $200,000 for each project respectively.

Mr Leane said the funding helped growing communities get the facilities they need, “so they can continue to thrive as the population increases”.

In a TikTok video filmed at Forrest Street reserve on the day, Cr Bell asked Mr Bull if they were going to race on the ninja course, to which he replied, “Absolutely”.