The Goroke Little Desert Nature Playspace will be an innovative and educational experience for all children. The playspace will provide local children and families an opportunity to get active and participate in sport and cultural activities. It will be a place for connecting the community. The infrastructure will also draw visitors to Goroke and be a welcoming, inclusive space.
There are approximately 90 children aged 5-14 in Goroke, which makes up a significant proportion of the community. A social infrastructure study undertaken on this community in 2015 indicated while social infrastructure at the College is vital, other community infrastructure such as parks and playgrounds will be required to enable positive socialisation, particularly as this group transitions towards young adulthood.
The Little Desert National Park located a short distance from Goroke, is a unique natural environment that draws large numbers of visitors to the extensive network of four-wheel drive and walking tracks. The Park will provide inspiration for the playspace.
West Wimmera Shire Council has received grant funding through the Commonwealth Drought Communities Program. Additionally, council has submitted an expression of interest through Sport and Recreation Victoria's Community Sports and Infrastructure Fund to leverage this funding. Council and/or the community have not committed to financially supporting the project at this stage; this may or may not be realised.
- To create an innovative, safe and educational playspace
- To connect with and promote the natural environment
- To provide a space that unites the community and activates an increase in visitor numbers to Goroke
Mr Mark Fletcher
Phone: 0437 816 505