Keysborough kids of all ages can enjoy more fun and recreation in their newly built playground, backed by the Allan Labor Government.

Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams today joined Greater Dandenong City Council Acting Mayor, Cr. Lana Formoso, to officially open the new playground at Frederick Wachter Reserve, made possible by a $300,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Designed with community consultation, the playground features both ‘market garden’ and ‘wetland’ themes providing engaging recreational opportunities for young Victorians, from young children through to teenagers with water and sand play zones.

New equipment includes inground trampolines, a tower with two tall slides, a challenging rope climbing element, cubby play area, musical bells, timber steppers and balance logs, with sensory art and Auslan braille signage incorporated into the design.

Parents and caregivers can enjoy the new park amenities including the new picnic tables and seating, with shade provided by trees and shade sails over play areas.

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver and improve community sports infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sports. It’s part of the more than $1.9 billion invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. 

Gabrielle Williams acknowledged the City of Greater Dandenong for its financial contribution of more than $540,000 and commitment to delivering the project. 


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Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams

“It’s fantastic to see the new Frederick Wachter Reserve playground complete and ready for locals to enjoy.”

This new playground was designed with the community, for the community – it’s multi-level and accessible with plenty of opportunities for imaginative and creative play.”

“We’re supporting local councils to deliver inclusive and exciting playgrounds, helping to boost liveability and support our growing communities.”