BMX track, park in Craigieburn Gardens blueprint

A $2.8 MILLION Craigieburn Gardens master plan

will transform the gardens precinct on 11.2 hectares on Craigieburn Road.

Included in the plan, which was adopted by Hume Council at its meeting last week, is the development of a BMX track, a dog park and a playground for all ages and abilities.

Cr Drew Jessop welcomed the plan and said it had been a long time coming.

“Years ago when I first moved into Craigieburn it was a big hole in the middle of the town centre,” he said.

“It’s fair to say the community has been waiting many years for it to finally become a quality park that it was always meant to be.”

Cr Jessop said there had been many things on residents’ wishlists that would come to fruition.

“There will be a dog play space and a BMX track, which has long been required by Craigieburn’s youth,” he said.

“It’s really an excellent thing that after 20-odd years we’re now going to have a really clear plan and the money in place.”

It’s estimated the redevelopment plan, created by Jeavons Landscape Architects and @leisure, will be completed by 2016.