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What facilities would you like built in Carlton?

James Shackell

Thu Oct 13 2011

Neill st

NEW council plans are in the works for a redevelopment of the Neill Street Reserve, a small park near the College Square residential complex in Carlton.

Angela Hill, Melbourne Council’s senior park planner, said the proposed upgrades may include new basketball and futsal courts, picnic facilities and cricket nets, but will take into account public input.

Two information sessions have been organised where local residents and others can suggest ideas and voice their opinions about the redevelopment.

Ms Hill said the area is being designed specifically with young people in mind.

“As it is a local open space we want to provide for people who live within about 500 metres of the area,” she said.

“Local informal  recreational facilities for young people (from about 10 to 20 years) are a particular priority.”

Melbourne Council spends more than $10 million on maintenance of parks and street trees in the city each year.

Those wishing to find out more about the proposed changes at Neill Street can attend an information session at Carlton Primary School on October 20 or 22.