An exciting, HUGE new park is on the way for Clyde! The Victorian Government has allocated $154 million to deliver the Suburban Parks Program, which will include the establishment of the 120-hectare Clyde Regional Park. This is incredibly exciting news for future Riverfield residents, with the regional park set to offer even greater natural amenity just a stone’s throw from the community.
Where will the park be located?
Clyde Regional Park will be created on Ballarto Road, right across from Riverfield! The park will combine with the planned Clyde Park Sports Precinct and adjacent drainage basin to create a 400-hectare expanse of multi-use, active and open space. That’s an area three times bigger than the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne! This will be an exciting hub for weekend sports, recreation and activity for families and fitness buffs alike, perfectly positioned right next door to our community.
What’s the plan?
Once established, the 120-hectare Clyde Regional Park will be home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, guaranteeing the natural beauty of the area for future generations to enjoy. Visitors will be able to spot native birds while walking or jogging a 5km nature circuit trail, cycle through native bush trails or relax at a shaded picnic area.
Work is set to begin on the park in late 2022, subject to land acquisition. So we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with all the latest news as progress moves along.
Who will benefit?
Not only a win for Riverfield residents, Clyde Regional Park will provide valuable recreation space for the rapidly expanding City of Casey. As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Melbourne, the demand for open space has soared in recent years. Ensuring locals have access to nature and green space close to home will be imperative to ensure community health and wellbeing now and into the future.
Have your say!
Community consultation is now open, giving current and future Clyde residents the chance to shape their new park! Hearing the ideas and priorities of locals will help to inform Parks Victoria when they begin creating their plan for Clyde Regional Park.
Community members can give their input online by completing the Parks Victoria survey or by attending the community workshop on Saturday 19 June. To attend, visit the Parks Victoria website to register.
If you miss out this time around, this is just the first of many opportunities for community feedback. There will be further engagement on the final Clyde Park Plan in 2022.
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