An adventure playground for Blackbutt got the green light, and the cost of running school cross-country races on the reserve's bushland tracks was slashed in a new budget approved by council late last month.
The new $1.5million play facility will be built in Blackbutt's Richley Reserve to draw more people to the northern side of the city's 'green heart'.
The playground replacement will be accompanied by shade structures, seating and barbecue areas and offer families an alternative to the increasingly busy Carnley Avenue playground.
It will include a climbing tower with bridges, slide and fireman pole; rope courses; tunnels and imaginative play spaces, among other fun elements.
The site will also be easier for people with limited mobility to access thanks to new paths.
In a substantial saving for schools and parents, the cost of holding cross-country meets at Blackbutt will be capped in line with the community feedback.
Council decided to revise the fees in response to submissions received during the public exhibition of our annual budget.
Council is proud to continue delivering on our vision for Blackbutt Reserve, a unique and treasured part of our city's green space.
The decision will hopefully benefit children and encourage more people to get involved in activities like cross country and enjoy the stellar upgrades at Blackbutt.