Upgrades for Tea Tree Lake

Published on 27 June 2019

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Further works are planned for Mortlake’s Tea Tree Lake Reserve following Council’s adoption of the 2019/20 budget this week.

Two separate projects were adopted by Council, a $95,000 partnership with Origin Energy to complete facilities near the skate park, including a new ‘chill-out’ area, picnic shelters and BBQs, and a further $35,000 to install outdoor adult exercise equipment.

Moyne Shire Council Director of Community and Corporate Services, Kevin Leddin said the projects are a great example of community-led initiatives coming to fruition.

“Tea Tree Lake Reserve was identified by residents as one of the highest priorities in the Mortlake Community Plan,” Mr Leddin said.

“The community planning process included representatives from Mortlake community groups, including local young people who saw a need for more recreational spaces.

“Council is committed to encouraging communities to be more active and healthier and with these upgrades, Tea Tree Lake will now offer year-round activities for everyone in the community.

“The addition of picnic shelters and BBQs will make the reserve a great recreational area for both residents and visitors.”

Origin Energy partnered with Council and the community to contribute $20,000 towards the completion of the facilities.