Plans for our new flagship park are progressing, with an application lodged to Council this week incorporating valuable feedback from our community.
The $2.3 million Hilltop Park is earmarked for a 7,500sqm site at Liberation Drive, and is proposed to feature a 2,200sqm play area with equipment and activity spaces designed for children of all ages.
It will connect to our Central Park, ensuring every home at Harriott is within 200 metres of a green space.
Pending planning approval from Council, construction of the new park is anticipated to begin in mid-2024 and be completed within the calendar year.
Jinding General Manager – Developments, Dr Andrew Ashwood, thanked the community for their valuable input into the proposed park design.
“We appreciate the feedback we received from residents last year, when they were surveyed on what they would like to see included in this important community asset,” he says.
“As a result, we’ve been able to advocate for a number of features that wouldn’t typically be included in a parkland that falls under Council’s local park design parameters.
“This includes a multi-sports zone featuring a half-basketball court and netball hoops, along with a large shelter with BBQ facilities, where people can meet and gather or watch their children play.
“The park is planned for a beautiful location with a look-out incorporated into the design to take advantage of the views across Harriott’s central parklands, along with informal social gathering spaces and seating nodes.
“There’s a swoop flying fox, water play spaces, balance beams and stepping stones, along with a sand play area for toddlers.”
Dr Ashwood says the park has also been designed with consideration for children on the autism spectrum, inline with community feedback, including an immersive education trail that reflects the coastal environment and plumage of migratory birds, and an integrated play structure.
“There’s also dedicated areas where parents and children can take advantage of quiet seating spaces, if they need a break from the activity and excitement of the playground,” he says.
For those wanting to stay active within the community, the new parkland features a 300-metre jogging track, which will connect to Central Park, creating a total 1,200 metre fitness circuit at Harriott.
If you’d like to know more about Harriott’s green spaces, unique neighbourhood and urban convenience, visit our Display open seven days from 11am to 5pm on the corner of Barwon Heads Road and Harriott Road in Armstrong Creek, or contact 1300 896 817.
Please note. The plans and equipment represented within this article are based on the resubmission which is pending planning approval. Plans and play equipment are indicative only and may be subject to change.