Making a splash in Benalla21/09/2020
Benalla locals will have another place to enjoy and cool down in the warmer months, with the town’s new splash park completed in time for summer.
The splash park has been made possible through an investment from the Victorian Government and is one of several priority projects across rural and regional Victoria designed to enhance our regions, making them even better places to live, work and invest.
The splash park has been made possible with an investment of more than $900,000 from the Victorian Government, delivered over two stages from the initial planning to completion.
The splash park, originally identified as a priority as part of the Benalla Rural City Community Plan 2016-2036, is part of the government’s ongoing commitment to support rural and regional Victoria become even better places to live, work and invest.
Features at the splash park include fountains, water jets and a family-friendly area, along with shade spaces and new landscaping including tree planting for shade, tables and chairs and footpaths for easy access around the park.
The new splash park has been built on the Lake Benalla foreshore, an area that will soon be brought to life thanks to an additional investment from the Victorian Government that will to activate the foreshore.
The new Benalla foreshore project, supported by a Victorian Government grant of $2 million, will consist of 17 individual development projects including the expansion of the foreshore boardwalk and improved streetscaping, an interpretative trail about the lake, the construction of a floating pontoon and a new playground.
This comes in addition to a grant to co-locate the cinema within the Visitor Information and Costume and Kelly Museum building, which will improve display space for the nationally significant Ned Kelly sash and cell, increasing visitor engagement and the Benalla Cinema experience for locals and visitors.