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(from Baw Baw Shire Council release)

An all abilities adventure playground will soon be built at Blue Rock Lake in Willow Grove, one of the region’s most popular fishing spots. 

The $325,000 project will be delivered in partnership by Southern Rural Water and Baw Baw Shire Council with funding support from the Victorian Government’s Boosting Recreational Water Use Initiative. 

Works are set to begin at the recreation area off Old Tanjil Road in July and are expected to be completed by September. 

The playground will feature equipment for all ages and abilities, including:

  • A triple bay swing set
  • A large accessible multi-play frame
  • A maxi slide
  • Sensory features and play panels
  • Two in-ground trampolines
  • Musical chimes

The car park, fencing and pathways will also be upgraded to link the toilet facilities and shelter areas to the new playground and increase accessibility. 

“SRW is delighted to work with Baw Baw Shire in delivering this exciting project which will benefit local communities and the many visitors who come to Blue Rock Lake for recreation,” said Southern Rural Water project spokesman, Terry Clapham.

“We are very grateful for the funding that has made this project possible, which will benefit the Willow Grove community and visitors to Baw Baw Shire for years to come. Blue Rock Lake is one of the most popular fishing spots in our region and will now become an even better destination year-round, especially for families and visiting groups. It will be the perfect place for visitors to stop for a break on their way to explore the region, or stay for a day of fishing, boating or kayaking on the lake,” said Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Kostos.