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Strong foundations for growth

Today is our last day as committee of management. We’ve achieved a lot in difficult times. Aside from attracting funding to improve the security and amenity of the park and club house, through Moorabool Shire Council we have secured federal funding of over $500,000 for park upgrades.

Stage 1 includes the skatespace and basket ball court and associated works. The scope of stage 2 is still to be agreed but will likely include paths, landscape work and subject to costs a new playground. We look forward to seeing the incoming committee build on the foundation we have laid.

Just some images from the past few years: a new skatespace (almost completed), a BBQ area, some celebrations, and upgrades. Looking forward to seeing next steps!

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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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Smartphone movie workshop

The clubhouse was abuzz with creativity this weekend with the Cinespace Inc’s smartphone movie workshop.

Smartphone moviemaking workshop

Over two jam packed days we learned the basics of photography and film-making and editing. We each shot, edited and then shared our short films. And they were fantastic! Stay tuned – a selection will be shown at the Moorabool Movie Screening on 1 April at Egan’s Reserve in Greendale

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Gordon skatespace

We had an informative consultation session this afternoon with Convic – the company contracted by Moorabool Shire Council to construct the skatespace at Gordon Public Park. A survey is available- open from 16th December – paper copies will also be available at Gordon General Store and other sites. The consultation is only open for 2 weeks so please take the time to have your say so that we can deliver the best and most appropriate skatespace for Gordon.

Note the skatespace is part of program of works included in the Gordon Public Park master plan. Stay tuned for more information.

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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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Getting organised

Thanks to funding from the Moorabool Shire Council we have purchased and put together shelving to help us get organised and maximise our space. This afternoon we installed some shelves in the tennis club storeroom – lots more space now!

Thanks to Stephen for putting the shelves together – flat pack is never as easy as it seems!

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Mulch spread!

It’s great to see that the mulch has finally been spread. Thanks to Moorabool Shire Council!

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Tree trimming in progress

With thanks to Moorabool Shire Council, Gordon Public Park is getting a much needed tidy up.

The MSC team is removing dead trees, blackberries and tidying up existing vegetation to increase security and utility. Thanks guys! It’s much appreciated.