Sensory Therapeutic, Arts Culture, and Events and open Spaces
Stage Two of the park is to commence in mid-2021. This stage of the parks development will include an events space with picnic and BBQ facilities, play spaces, an arts and culture space featuring several artistic features and a sensory garden all set within a beautifully landscaped area. Stage 2 is funded by the State Government ($718,000) and Council/REP Inc ($782,855).
Sensory Therapeutic Space
In November 2018 REP secured a $718,000 commitment from the Victorian Government to deliver the Sensory Therapeutic Space at the park.
This was in addition to securing $80,000 from the Romsey Lancefield Bendigo Bank Community Investment Fund.
Planning and detailed design for this space is complete and construction is scheduled for mid 2021. Features include seating retreats, log and rock installations, arbours, water feature, wind sculpture, wind chimes, billabong and water play area, sandpit and vast plantings and garden beds.
Events and open space
Features of this space will include an events space with picnic and barbecue facilities and play spaces. The events and open space area will be complemented by the arts and culture space featuring several artistic features and a sensory garden all set within a beautifully landscaped area.
Arts Culture Space
The Macedon Ranges has established itself as a centre for artistic excellence. Whether it be in the performing, visual or creative streams, this region of natural beauty and inspiration is home to a large artistic community.
Romsey Ecotherapy Park’s Arts Culture Space will be the perfect venue for Macedon Ranges’ “makers” to display their prowess.
Imagine the ambience of strolling through an outdoors artists’ market at this historic site or listening to a musical performance or Poetry in the Park. Pop up sculpture displays, lazy Sunday afternoon soirees – the possibilities will be vast.
With picnic and barbecue facilities included, there will be opportunities for extended visits to enjoy the space.
Construction of the Arts Culture Space will commence in 2021 and has been funded by the Victorian State Government (Regional Development Victoria) and Macedon Ranges Shire Council.