16 Sep, 2015 Last updated: 16 Sep, 2015

Melton City Council in partnership with VicHealth through the Community Activation Program is bringing an exciting new project to the Melton town centre.

Cr Sophie Ramsey, Mayor of Melton City Council said that The Corner @ McKenzie would be launched on 24 September from 10.30am-12.30pm.

“The Corner @ McKenzie will see the vacant land on the corner of Palmerston and McKenzie St Melton transformed into a vibrant and appealing space for the community to Play, Create, Connect,” said Cr Ramsey.

The launch will include free children’s entertainment, Zumba demonstrations, giant games and other activities.

There will be a range of activities and events on offer throughout the school holidays, and continuing until early April 2016.

The space will feature an outdoor room shipping container, hard stand flooring area, planter boxes, moveable seating and a ping pong table. It will also include colour and art to visually transform the space.

“Young people will be asked to transform the ping pong table into a public art piece and the Melton Library and Learning Hub Knitting Group will help with yarn bombing elements of the site,” said Cr Ramsey.

Pop-up parks aim to change  underutilised spaces into engaging and inviting places for people to use, creating opportunities for physical activity and social connection. They are built with low cost and creative materials. 

The Mayor: “The pop-up park is a great way to use a space before formal construction begins. We can test designs, get feedback from people and show what the Melton Town Centre can be like.”

For enquiries about the launch or The Corner @ McKenzie, please contact Council’s Project Officer Healthy Children Growing Together on 9747 7200 or go to melton.vic.gov.au/thecorner