After more than 30 years, Lake Weeroona could soon have a new play space.
The City of Greater Bendigo's Public Space Design Team has developed a concept plan for the play space, with its renewal a key action of the city's 2011 Lake Weeroona Master Plan.
"This play space was constructed in 1988 and as this facility is now more than 30 years old, the time has come to build a new play space and entertain generations of young people for the next 20 years," Parks and Open Spaces manager Paul Gangell said.
The concept plan features a water play area to provide cooling water sprays in the hotter months and junior and senior play zones with equipment for all ages and abilities.
Earlier this year, council carried out community consultation to find out what people wanted to see in a play space.
"Through the consultation, the community told us they liked the fact it was fenced and they also liked the maze-like structure with multiple pathways and slides," Mr Gangell said.
More seating, shade and nature and water play were among common ideas for improvement.
The play space is estimated to cost $1.85 million, with construction work slated to begin late 2021 or early 2022, with no funding yet allocated to the project.
A proposal will be put forward for councillor consideration.
The draft concept plan is open for public comment until Monday, September 21, with council holding an online information session on Saturday, September 12.
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You can view the full concept plan here.