Bright Riverside Water Play Area project kicks off

19 May 2014

CONSTRUCTION of a gold mining-themed splash park at Bright’s Centenary Park will begin this week, with the project to be completed in time for summer.

Western Australian company Water Features By Design has been contracted to design and construct the unique facility.

The $525,000 project is being developed by Alpine Shire Council in partnership with the Bright Community Bank Branch ($60,000 contribution), Bright Rotary Club ($20,000 contribution) and the Victorian State Government ($300,000).

Alpine Shire Council Manager Project Delivery John Carter said when completed, the park will be one of only a handful of similar facilities in regional Victoria.

“Works to remove the old toddler pool and the creation of an interactive, natural themed splash park centred on the region’s mining heritage will start to take shape over the coming months,” he said.

“The existing elm trees will be retained and protected, with new landscaping, seating and lighting to enhance the natural features of the park both day and night.

“We will have four splash pads built alongside Morses Creek, each designed to suit different age groups, from toddlers up, creating something that many children can enjoy.

“This is a fantastic project, and a brilliant example of what can be achieved when Council works with the community on a project that will not only provide pleasure to local families, but also be a drawcard for visitors.”

Bright Community Bank (Director) Sabine Helsper said the bank is extremely proud to be able to support this project.

“The Community Bank is now profitable and with the continued support of its customers and shareholders, this project will the first of many larger community projects the bank aims to support,” she said.

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