Peachester Park takes shape

By Jennifer Kent

IN what has been a process drawn out over decades, the plight for Peachester residents and visitors to enjoy their very own park is one that has proven the power of passionate, community-minded people can achieve real results. 

Council has developed a concept plan on the future of the space on the corner of Peachester Road and High Street and community members are encouraged to complete an online survey by Friday, April 29, on how they would like the park to further be developed. 

Community group Park for Peachester, who spearheaded the campaign for the park over recent years, are encouraging people to complete the survey and share their thoughts on what they’d like to see at Peachester Park.

The group’s spokesperson, Melissa Driscoll, explained that while the group have always worked in close consultation with the community every step of the way, the survey is a chance for community members to give their feedback directly to the council.

“We would like as many people as possible to have their say and submit the survey so council can hear directly from them and see that they agree with what we’re driving,” she said. 

“It’s not just a select few people wanting this, it’s the whole community. And this is the chance for council to see that.”

Melissa is encouraging kids to give their feedback too.

“There are vines to swing on, a gully to explore, and so much more. It’s nature’s play equipment,” she said. 

“As it is, the park is a wonderful natural playground which the kids just love and they’d be devastated to see those aspects of the park taken away.”

While the park offers kids endless opportunity to enjoy different types of nature play, there is still room for improvement.

“We’re seeking basic infrastructure and we’re hoping to be included in this year’s budget,” she said.

“We’ve been left out for a long time.”

Have your say by completing the survey by 5pm Friday, April 29 at

Keep updated with what’s happening by following ‘A Park for Peachester’ on Facebook.