Park adds to Green Spine

Jay Song, Councillor Anthony Aitken and Simon Howell at Harriott. (supplied)

A new public park and artworks have been unveiled in Armstrong Creek.

The park is the centre of its 94 hectare ‘Harriott’ master planned community by property and investments business Jinding.

Jinding executive director Jay Song and developments general manager Simon Howell were joined on June 22 by the City of Greater Geelong’s city works, parks and gardens portfolio chair, councillor Anthony Aitken, to officially open the 11,104 square metre ‘Green Spine’ park built by HL Landscapes at the heart of Harriott and reveal the public art installation.

The public art installation, designed by master fabricators Lump Sculpture Studio and landscape architects Spiire, is reminiscent of the curlew sandpiper –a homage to the bird species which frequents the area’s surrounding wetlands.

The Green Spine arterial, which runs through the centre of Harriott, features a 670-metre fitness circuit shaded by canopies of lush greenery, interconnected walkways, sprawling lawns, secluded spaces for yoga and meditation, an Autumn Lawn and Urban Forrest with varied plantings, as well as larger areas suitable for local markets and community events.

The neighbouring Sparrovale Wetlands has also been incorporated into Harriott’s masterplan – an off-shoot of the nationally significant 500 hectare Lake Connewarre Wetland System that will protect native flora and fauna, as well as bring every new home in the master planned community just 200 metres from nature.

“This is an exciting milestone that marks the progression of the project to the next stage and underscores our commitment to create housing projects that make a positive contribution to their surrounding environment,” Mr Howell said.

“The Green Spine will play an important role fostering an authentic sense of community for Harriott and adds another green layer to the region.”