The Andrews Labor Government’s transformation of GJ Hosken Reserve in Altona North is complete, with new facilities now open to the public to enjoy.
The brand-new open space includes an adventure playground, barbecues, shelters and off-leash dog area, as well as new fitness equipment, footpaths and furniture.
The upgrade was jointly funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Neighbourhood Fund through the Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek and Hobsons Bay City Council.
The $10 million West Gate Neighbourhood Fund is an initiative of the Government through the West Gate Tunnel Project to ensure the benefits of the project to the local community start now – bringing people together and improving neighbourhoods near where it is being built.
The new park will provide community benefit for generations to come and is a real credit to the Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek who have dedicated so much time and energy to the restoration of this park.
Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne
“As well as slashing travel times and delivering more reliable journeys, the West Gate Tunnel Project is adding more open space and thousands of trees to the inner west.”
“It’s wonderful to see the benefits of the project flowing on through the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund which means locals can now enjoy an improved Hosken Reserve for many years to come.”
Quotes attributable to Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek President Geoff Mitchelmore
“What a transformation from a paddock to a park.”
“This wonderful new play space and BBQ area will be welcomed by the local community as a place to take the kids whilst enjoying the Kororoit Creek environmental corridor.”