Students at Keysborough Primary School have put their minds into urban planning for a pilot program with Development Victoria.
They were challenged to put up design proposals for public open space at a proposed housing estate next door at Coomera Road, Springvale South.
During the process, the students learnt about the vacant site and the options for redevelopment.
Groups of Year 5 students presented their ideas at a school assembly on 1 May.
The winning group of Jaiden, Trevor and Daniel pitched for three spaces – a community garden for residents to grow and share crops, a playground for children and adults to meet and make friends, and a recreation space for picnics, exercise and off-leash dogs.
They will share their ideas to the Geography Teachers of Association of Victoria annual conference in September.
“This presented us with an excellent opportunity to get our Year 5 students engaged with community development and planning,” a school spokesperson said.