The Andrews Labor Government is promoting health and wellbeing, as well as attracting more people to regional Victoria, through the creation of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park.
Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Romsey to see Stage One of the park’s development, and to look at the plans that will be supported by $200,000 from the Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative and Labor’s election commitment to complete this next stage.
Once completed, the park will include picnic areas, a large playscape, a performance space, an ephemeral billabong and therapeutic space, which will enhance visitors’ physical and mental wellbeing.
For the past nine years, community members have been working hard to develop the former primary school grounds into something that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors to the Macedon Ranges region.
The park – which is free to visit – is an inclusive space for all ages and abilities, to encourage children to get active and engage with nature.
With links to the Five Mile Creek precinct, historic Romsey buildings, the Romsey Lancefield Walking Trail and the Romsey Recreation Reserve, the park will help provide another space for both local families and visitors to enjoy.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes
"As a mother of young children I love the Romsey Ecotherapy Park – it provides an incredible play area for all ages and is all accessible – meaning there are no barriers to accessing a beautiful spot here in the Macedon Ranges."
"Only an hour from Melbourne, the Romsey Ecotherapy Park is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a day trip or a weekend away."
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
"For nine years local community members have reimagined an old primary school into an incredible park– it is through their determination and passion that all Victorians will have this special place to connect to the outdoors and improve their mental and physical wellbeing."