Feedback for Youth and Family District in Laverton Opened

New concept designs for the Youth and Family District in the Lawrie Emmins Reserve in Laverton North are now available for public comment.

The project, titled the Lawrie Emmins Gateway and Youth Precinct, is part of the implementation of the Lawrie Emmins Reserve Master Plan approved by the council in 2019.

The Council said this phase of the project will bring a wide range of recreational opportunities to young people in the fast-growing suburbs of Williams Landing, Laverton North and Truganina.

It will be a gateway to Lawrie Emmins Reserve, located on Sayers Road, Laverton North.

The concept designs include an outdoor skate park and climbing area, multi-purpose outdoor courts, fitness equipment, barbecue and picnic facilities, and public restrooms.

The project is expected to cost $3.7 million, funded by a $1.5 million government grant through the state and an additional $2.2 million from Wyndham Council.

Wyndham Mayor Peter Maynard welcomed the consultation and said the youth district will become a valuable recreation center for young people.

“Our city is growing rapidly and many new young families are coming into the area,” he said.

“The Lawrie Emmins Reserve will be an important space for our young people to enjoy sporting activities and have fun.

“It is exciting to reach this next step in the development of this highly anticipated recreation space and I encourage everyone to have their say on the concept plans.”

Comment closes on July 18.

Details: wyndham.vic.gov.au

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