Vibrant outdoor space for Melbourne’s burgeoning eastern suburbs

A Liberal and National government of Matthew Guy will transform Nunawading’s Junction Road Park into a vibrant outdoor recreation area for local families to enjoy.

Liberals and Nationals will work with locals to create a master plan, which will put the foundations in place to provide new infrastructure and amenities in the park.

The open space could include a dog park, fitness trail with lighting and outdoor exercise equipment, and bike paths to create a hub for local outdoor activities.

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said it was important to look at ways to improve suburban parks.

“The community has identified the need to revitalize Junction Road Parkland, and a government I lead will provide space for all to enjoy,” he said.

“Open green spaces and parks are an important part of our urban infrastructure that not only provides an opportunity to exercise, but also a place to positively impact our mental health.”

Other infrastructure options could include bike lanes, a barbecue area, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and a bike and traffic practice area for children.

Shadow Planning Minister Ryan Smith encouraged residents to pitch their ideas for the area.

“There will be a range of opportunities for the local community to make suggestions for the master plan,” he said.

“A Liberal, National Government of Matthew Guy will work closely with all parties involved to ensure that the new facilities best meet the needs of the local community.”

Ringwood Liberal candidate Cynthia Watson said the pledge provides an opportunity to grow our urban forest by planting more trees, improve biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife.

“The park is a large area with many native animals and plants and it’s important to look at everything we can do to further maintain biodiversity in our local environment.”

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