Drouin Civic Park Upgrade

  • Project typeUpgrade
  • Project value$1.48 million
  • Project scheduleThe project was officially opened on Saturday 3 July 2021.
  • Contractor nameMADCAT Constructions

The project was delivered by Baw Baw Shire Council with the help of $750,000 in Victorian Government funding through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund and a $250,000 contribution from the Drouin and District Community Bank. Council contributed $530,000 towards the project as part of Council’s 2020/21 Capital Works Program.

The new and improved features of the park include play equipment, a water play area, wetland and board walks, a fitness area, footpaths, extensive tree planting, landscaping, new barbecue and shelter areas and park furniture.

Official Opening

The upgrade of Drouin's Civic Park was officially opened by Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Danny Goss, Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MP and Chair of the Drouin and District Community Bank Rod Dunlop on Saturday 3 July 2021.

What's included in the upgrade?

The new and improved features in the project include:

  • New play area including playground, trampolines and accessible play equipment
  • Water play area
  • Establishment of a wetland park and board walk
  • New fitness park area
  • Embankment hill slide, climbing wall and flying fox
  • Parkour area
  • Kickabout area
  • Extended accessible footpath network including educational traffic loop
  • Tree planting and fresh landscaping
  • Plant collection areas
  • New barbecue and shelter areas
  • New and upgraded park furniture including bench seating
  • Public toilet upgrade to include disability and baby change facilities
  • New bins
  • Car park upgrade

Keep up to date with the projects progress

You can keep an eye on the progress of this exciting project on our Facebook page and by regularly checking the image gallery below for the latest images from the park. 

Update 18 January 2021

Check out these images from the first week of construction.

Update 1 February 2021

The  northern end of the park is nearing completion, check out the images below.

Update 17 February 2021

With the northern end of the park open, the playground equipment has begun arriving on site. 

Update 15 March 2021 

Play equipment continues to arrive on site, adding to the excitement of the project. The water play area is also underway, along with the connecting pathways and bike loop.

Update 31 March 2021 

Following some recent wet weather, the completion date of the park has been moved from the end of March to mid April 2021. Play equipment, connecting pathways and shelters continue to progress. 

Update 5 May 2021

The fence is down at Civic Park! The new play area is now open to the public. The BBQ areas remain closed while grass is established, so please be mindful of the barriers.

Contact Us

We're here to help! If you have any questions or feedback about the Drouin Civic Park Upgrade please contact our team via email or by calling 1300 229 229.


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