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Park upgrades on track

Works on Gordon’s first ever skate space and 3×3 basketball court are on track with work on the skate park due to be completed by July 2022, following completion of the skatespace at Mill Park in Ballan.

Implemented by Moorabool Shire Council in conjunction with the Gordon Public Park Committee of Management (COM) these upgrades will deliver exciting new facilities for the Gordon community.

Council officers and the committee of management have been collaborating since February 2021, planning  upgrades to complement existing facilities.

First identified in the 2014-2019 Gordon Public Park Master Plan, community enthusiasm for these facilities was evident during the community consultation undertaken by the skatespace contractors, CONVIC, in December 2021. Our recent community survey confirmed strong support for these upgrades.

The Committee continues to work with Council officers on planning for stage 2 of the upgrades, which will feature further landscaping works of the site including drainage, safety measures and  footpath and fencing works.,

Stage 2, worth $325,000, is funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Infrastructure Program.

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Celebrating community

We had a great community celebration of recent investment in the park on Monday 13th December. Thanks to Catherine King, Moorabool Wind Farm, Moorabool Community Enterprises Limited and Councillor Ally Munari for attending.

Thanks to the Ukestra for performing

And to Barry Gilson for welcoming us to Country and the smoking ceremony

It was a fabulous community event – let’s hope we can do another one soon.

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Skatespace consultation

With substantial federal government funding, Moorabool Shire Council has contracted Convic to design and construct a skatespace at Gordon Public Park. They are hosting a consultation session at 4pm on Wednesday 15th December at Gordon Public Park and at 5.30pm at Mill Park in Ballan. There will also be a survey open from 16th December for 2 weeks.

The timing is not ideal but do come along if you can or complete the survey or let us know your thoughts.

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Celebrating Gordon Public Park

Gordon Public Park’s Conversation Corner

Monday 13th December 4.30pm Gordon Public Park

Join poet, singer and storyteller Barry Gilson, federal MP Catherine King and others to celebrate recent investment in the park.

Barry Gilson will provide a Welcome to Country and perform a smoking ceremony before Catherine King officially opens the Conversation Corner, which was funded through the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities program.

The Ukestra will provide some entertainment and all being well we’ll have a sausage sizzle.

The park is a work in progress and, of course, there is more to be done but it’s good to take some time out to celebrate.

So come along!

Please register for catering and COVID purposes.

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Conversation Corner

With funding from the federal government’s Stronger Communities Programme – Round 6 via federal MP Catherine King we now have a fabulous conversation corner at Gordon Public Park! Three garden benches – by Kropf – make a wonderful place to have a rest, have a chat , watch the tennis and enjoy the park.

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Recognition of support

We’re on the front page of Community Bank Ballan & District‘s annual report with our new external lights! Fabulous support of local communities!

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Improved energy efficiency

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Moorabool North Wind Farm Community Fund (Goldwind Australia) for funding to improve energy efficiency at Gordon Public Park. This along with our recently installed solar system will help us cut down on costs and make the clubhouse more comfortable all year round.

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Lights!

With funding from Ballan and District Community Bank we have external motion sensor lights.

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New kitchen

Thanks to funding from Goldwind Australia (Moorabool Wind Farm) our new kitchen is a fantastic addition to the hall!

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New garden beds

The garden beds are ready for planting with herbs and flowers – after the forecast hot spell. This is a step towards developing the Gordon Garden at Gordon Public Park. Thanks to Ballan and District Community Bank funding for supporting this project.

If you are interested in joining or supporting the Gordon Garden Group – let us know!