McLeish calls for Maroondah Reservoir Park maintenance
Maroondah Reservoir Park remains in a dreadful condition and in desperate need of maintenance and repair.
State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish has again called on the State Labor Government to ensure much needed maintenance to the park grounds and facilities is actioned as soon as possible.
Ms McLeish said, “I have been contacted by concerned locals who are sick and tired of seeing the Maroondah Reservoir Park being left to fall apart. Visitors are unable to use the grounds to their full potential or enjoy the facilities.”
“It should be such a beautiful park and a popular tourist destination. Repairs need to be made to restore the park to its former glory.”
The park facilities are falling into disrepair including the children’s playground which has been taped off, the driveway into the park is full of cracks and potholes, rubbish is often left at the park by visitors, mowing is required to prevent snakes being attracted to the area, and the toilet blocks need to be refurbished to meet Covid safe hygiene levels.
In response to Ms McLeish’s previous correspondence earlier this year, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change confirmed repairs would take place at the park within the next 15 months – two years after initially announcing plans for maintenance.
Ms McLeish continues, “The park has been in shambles for years and received little to no maintenance. During Covid lockdowns was the perfect opportunity for serious maintenance to take place as it would not disturb visitors, but the State Labor Government has missed the chance.”
“We are now quickly leading up to the festive season and summer holidays. Restrictions have lifted and people are free to visit their favourite locations again. It is extremely disappointing that the Maroondah Reservoir Dam will not be up to scratch for people to enjoy,” Ms McLeish concludes.