The Romsey Ecotherapy Park will soon feature an all-new climbing forest for people of all ages, thanks to a $200,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the site to announce lyPa Pty Ltd and Red’s Landscaping & Design as the selected contractors and to mark the start of works on behalf of the Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes.

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park is a unique and all-inclusive nature space suited for all ages and abilities and the climbing forest will be the latest addition to this integral part of Romsey.

The climbing forest will feature a range of fun and challenging attractions for children including, lookouts, a rope bridge, climbing nets and hammocks.

The climbing forest will provide an innovative health and wellbeing space for the community, helping engage and connect residents across the town, while bringing visitors closer to nature.

It will be the largest climbing forest in the Macedon Ranges region and is expected to be completed and ready for use by the end of the year.

Pick My Project is an Andrews Labor Government first – a $30 million participatory budgeting initiative that puts decision making in the hands of Victorians.

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park Climbing Forest project is one of 16 successful projects from the Pick My Project initiative in the Loddon Campaspe region.

The region received more than $2.17 million in funding through the initiative, after a total of 20,507 votes were cast.

Other projects in the Loddon Campaspe region include, a playground upgrade for the Woodend Kindergarten, a new grass community sports field in Castlemaine and greater disability access for regional swimming pools across the Mount Alexander Shire.

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“The Romsey Ecotherapy Park Climbing Forest is another wonderful example of the government’s Pick My Project initiative creating a positive impact on towns across regional Victoria.”

“I’m excited to see the difference this new climbing forest will make for the people of Romsey, young and old alike.”