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Boyd Park is flying

08 May 2019

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The new park at Boyd is on track for a winter opening, with the community garden and a temporary basketball court already open to locals.

The communal garden, which is managed by the Southbank Sustainability Group, was opened in the Boyd Community Hub forecourt in April. The basketball half court, which was formerly located at the rear of the assembly hall, has been relocated to the site of the future development.

This space can be accessed from the Kings Way boundary of the Boyd site. It also comes complete with a pop-up orchard, which has also been provided to the Southbank Sustainability Group to manage.

The basketball court will eventually be permanently located to the reimagined Kings Way under-croft as part of the council’s City Road Masterplan. Southbank Local News understands that the masterplan will receive funding in the upcoming 2019/20 council budget, with the draft annual plan and budget to go before a special council meeting on May 9.

Locals will also have noticed new palm trees being planted on the site. The council has said more tree planting, as well as the installation of park furniture will further roll out this month.

“This month we commenced planting the new palms, completed the new seating walls and edges around the park and commenced excavation into Kavanagh St for the park expansion,” a council spokesperson said.

“In the coming weeks, we will install park furniture, play spaces and new shrub and tree planting. The park is on schedule to be completed by winter 2019.”

For updates visit: participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/boydpark

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