As part of Yarra Ranges Council’s Place Recovery Initiative funded in partnership with ‘
Yarra Ranges Council is in the process of developing shared community spaces in various townships, including Healesville, as part of the Place Recovery Initiative.
The purpose of the initiative is to encourage people to spend more time in townships after the Covid-19 lockdowns by providing inviting and safe places for patrons to enjoy while supporting local businesses.
The project intends to create a shared community space and does not belong to any particular shop or food outlet.
Council aims to create places to pause and take congestion off the footpaths, thereby creating a Covid safe environment for patrons and encouraging more activity and trade.
One of the proposed sites for the community space is the grassed area beside The Memo Hall.
Some initial proposals for the community space include: modular bench seating, picnic decks, performance areas and festoon lighting.