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New youth zone ready for outdoor fun in Buxton

Last year Wollondilly Council carried out community engagement for the Telopea Park Youth Zone project in a bid to revitalise Buxton’s open space.

As part of that engagement, council encouraged students from Buxton Public School to provide feedback on what type of facilities they would like to see in the Youth Zone.

Works on the Telopea Park Youth Zone, pictured above, have now been completed, with the space now open for use.

The best news is that many of the elements and ideas suggested by local kids have been incorporated into the brand new space of outdoor fun.

They include:

• A multipurpose court (for netball or basketball);

• A skate park that includes ramps and grinding elements;

• Bike racks;

• A lazy bench seat;

• Water fountain with filtration, seating, a picnic shelter;

• Landscaping that includes concrete stools.

 “This is a really exciting project, and as part of council’s strategic plan we are committed to providing residents with outdoor spaces that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community,” says Mayor Matt Gould.

 “Telopea Park will provide a central hub for residents of all ages and abilities, with the new Youth Zone and the RFS fire truck memorial playground in close proximity to each other.”

Some minor works, such as acrylic coating and line marking on the multipurpose court will take place once the weather warms up.

But for now, it is a space that is able to be enjoyed by local families as well as many visitors to the area.

Telopea Park Youth Zone was funded through the Australian Government Bushfire Recovery Fund.

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