Posted: 11 Feb 2021
With trains now travelling at higher speeds over the new Avon River bridge, Stratford’s treasured Apex Park is in the midst of a community-minded makeover.
The final design for the new nature-based playground and BMX/pump track has been released to the community, and construction is underway.
The playground will feature a climbing ropes course, basket swing, balancing logs and an accessible spinner which will allow wheelchair access for inclusive play.
The new additions to Apex Park will be built close to the new bridge and have been designed to complement the park’s existing playground and facilities.
Landscaping works are also underway, with plants sourced from local nurseries including Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland, Woolenook Native Plant Nursery in Maffra and Snowy River Riparian Nursery in Newmerella.
Stratford locals were invited to co-design the improvements to Apex Park to create a lasting legacy for the community.
More than 400 locals had their say throughout 2020, including more than 200 primary school students, with the feedback used to develop concept designs for the park improvements.
The improvements to Apex Park are targeted for completion in the coming months.
We’re now seeking feedback from the community on our co-design process for the Apex Park improvements.
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