More Improvements to our Public Spaces

Date: 
Friday, 6 May, 2022 - 13:00
Category: 
Community

Construction works on a natural amphitheatre at the eastern end of the High Street are progressing as part of Mansfield Shire Council’s activation of outdoor spaces project. The $13,000 amphitheatre is constructed with large mudrock set into a grass mount, creating an events and performance space as well as outdoor casual seating.

The natural amphitheatre is just one of a series of projects designed to increase activity in Mansfield Shire’s outdoor spaces. Council successfully obtained $300,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to complete the series of projects.

The projects were determined through extensive community consultation and include:

  • Further improvements to the median strip, such as the installation of removable umbrellas, extra bench seats and an updated music system, allowing community groups to hold events without having to engage a sound technician.
  • Interactive artwork in the Mall at the east end of High Street by renowned local artist Tim Bowtell. The art gives the story on the rivers within our shire through unique ‘insta-worthy’ street art.
  • Taungurung art will be installed in the median strip and on other infrastructure across the shire.
  • Shade structures will be installed over and adjacent to the playground at the Mansfield Botanic Park. In considering community feedback about the Botanic Park, a masterplan will be developed to identify future development for the site.
  • New signage and town maps including information on amenities and recreational areas.

Mayor Cr James Tehan said that the amphitheatre and other median strip works will encourage activity into the quieter part of town.

“The upgrades to this space will create great possibilities. Visitors will be able to grab take away from local hospitality businesses and find additional seats, shady areas in summer and engage with points of interest in our township, such as the interactive art or the amphitheatre,” said Cr Tehan.

“We’re proud that these projects were formed in consultation with our community. You can find information about how each of these projects progresses online, with most of the projects reaching completion over the next couple of months.”

Find out more about the works at engage.mansfield.vic.gov.au

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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2022 - 12:57