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Ballarat MR Power Park ready for play


Sebastopol locals and visitors now have an accessible park to come together to play, socialise and be active thanks to the Victorian Government’s commitment to transform the growing Ballarat suburb.

Work is now complete to transformed MR Power Park in Sebastopol thanks to $440,000 from the Spotlight on Sebastopol program.

MR Power Park now features a new seniors’ exercise facility, a youth space with a skate park, a 3x3 basketball court, installation of AFL goals, new public toilets and barbecue facilities, all linked by accessible paths.

The project is one of 13 successful initiatives that form the Government’s $5 million Spotlight on Sebastopol program. This includes new lighting at the St George Reserve and the planting of more than 1,300 trees across Sebastopol.

Detailed designs are also underway to deliver a greener, safer and more accessible precinct for Sebastopol residents and visitors as part the Victoria-Albert Streets Precinct Streetscapes.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program also ensures the area’s history can be retold to future generations, through the Sebastopol Public Art project. The joint initiative between the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre and the City of Ballarat will see three artworks of important figures displayed within the community.

Detailed community consultation has been a core part of the Spotlight on Sebastopol program, with a local community reference group leading its design and guiding investment.

Spotlight on Sebastopol forms part of the Government’s record investment of almost $36 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015.

To find out more visit Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.