Wangaratta Street Park upgrade commencing

Thursday 07 June 2018

Wangaratta Street Park

We are commencing works to upgrade Wangaratta Street Park on Wednesday 13 June and are expected to finish late July. This follows two rounds of community consultation and review in 2017, which informed the development of the final design of the Wangaratta Street Park upgrade.

The upgrade includes:

  • New drinking fountain
  • Installation of raised garden beds
  • Additional and refurbished seating
  • Removal of 3 small trees
  • New permeable paving
  • New grassed area
  • New artwork on the railway wall
  • The installation of a statue of Molly Meldrum in early August

Council was approached by a group of people who have provided funding for the production of a life-sized bronze statue of local resident and entertainment icon Molly Meldrum. The statue is being offered as a gift to the people of Yarra and its installation will be included in the design for the park.

There will be minor disruptions to traffic. Three carpark spaces on Wangaratta Street will be out of use and there will be no access to the park and its surrounding footpath for the duration of the works. The Molly Meldrum statue is expected to be installed in early August.

For more information, visit the Wangaratta Street Park Upgrade project on the Your Say Yarra website.


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