A new public park in Romsey that will be accessible for people of all ages and abilities is a step closer, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today viewed the newly released concept designs for the Romsey Ecotherapy Park along with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc.

The park is being delivered in three stages. The Government is investing $718,000 in stage two of the park’s development, which will provide a unique experience for both local residents and visitors to enjoy.

Significant areas in the park include a sensory space as well as an arts and culture area. The sensory space will include elements such a contemplative path, orchard, sound chimes and water play system. The arts and culture area will be a flexible space to host events, installations and community gatherings.

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park is supported by the Labor Government’s Regional Development Priorities 2019/2020 Fund.

Construction for stage two will start in July 2021 and will provide 12 full-time equivalent construction jobs over two years, supporting the Government’s commitment to local jobs first.

Completion of stage two of the park will attract visitors interested in nature based, health and wellness tourism, along with boutique music and performance events. The project will create jobs and provide lasting economic benefits for the Romsey and the broader region.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“I am delighted to see that the concept designs for the Romsey Ecotherapy Park showcase much needed spaces for families in our community to gather and connect.”

“We are supporting locally-led initiatives such as this that enhance the conditions for economic growth and build resilient, diversified and sustainable economies across regional Victoria.”