There are a number of current and proposed park and playground projects around Darebin.
Donath Reserve Upgrades
Construction works to implement a youth precinct, playspace and BBQ area at Donath Reserve (Harmer St, Reservoir) are due to commence in August 2016. These works form part of the implementation of the Donath and Dole Reserves Master Plan (endorsed by Council in 2014).
Bill Lawry oval and Oldis Gardens Master Plan Development
Following the adoption of the Bill Lawry Oval and Oldis Gardens master plan on 5 December 2016, we can begin to plan projects to improve the landscaping, social spaces and connectivity between both sites and the surrounding area.
Friends of Bill Lawry Oval and Oldis Gardens
In early 2017 we will hold an information session for anyone interested in forming a Friends group for these parks. To register your interest, send an email to PublicPlaces@darebin.vic.gov.au.
Edwardes Lake Park Master Plan development
We are creating a new master plan to help guide future improvements at Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir. We gathered many of your great suggestions and ideas which will now be considered in preparing a draft master plan, scheduled for release in March 2017.
Batman Park Master Plan Implementation
Works have been ongoing at Batman Park (corner of St Georges & Arthurton Rd, Northcote) in line with key actions identified in the Draft Batman Park Landscape Upgrade Plan. As part of these works, a low fence has been installed on the road facing sides of the park, new furniture has been installed, and the BBQ, toilet block and footpath have been upgraded. All existing garden beds have also been replanted. Upcoming works will include refurbishing the existing rock walls.
Robinson/Capp Reserves Master Plan Implementation
Stage 2 upgrades of the W.H. Robinson and A.H. Capp Reserves Master Plan will commence on 6 June 2017. Stage 1 is complete, works included the installation of an outdoor gym and a revitalised playspace.
Works forming part of the Stage 2 upgrade, as previously consulted in 2015 and 2016, include the following:
- Higher fence replacement (completed in January 2017)
- Picnic area, including a shelter, picnic tables, custom seating and BBQs
- Shared path relocation to create a conflict-free connection between the picnic area and playspace.
Woolhouse Reserve Playspace Upgrade
As part of the implementation of our Playspace Strategy, the playspace at Woolhouse Reserve (corner of Woolhouse Street and Beavers Road, Northcote) is scheduled for an upgrade this financial year. Whilst this playspace is located within Croxton School grounds, we have a long standing agreement with the Department of Education to allow public access to the playground after school hours and on weekends.
All Nations South Playspace Upgrade
An upgrade to the All Nations Park (South) Playspace (Breavington Way, Northcote) is well underway and is due to be completed by mid-June 2017. The new playspace concept plan is available here.
Merrilands Community Centre Playspace Upgrade
An upgrade to the Merrilands Community Centre Playspace (Corner Hughes Parade and Asquith Street, Reservoir) is well underway and is due to be completed by mid-June 2017. Click to view the aerial site plan for the playspace and the playground equipment.
Darebin boasts beautiful parklands for its residents and visitors use and enjoyment. To ensure our parklands and reserves remain in great condition, regular maintenance is carried out including litter collection, mowing of lawns and removal of weeds. In addition, regular upgrades and improvements ensure a safe and visually pleasing place to visit. Maintenance of various parklands, conservation bushlands, landscaped areas and sporting grounds includes regular;
- Grass mowing
- Litter removal
- Playground inspection and maintenance as required
Each year Council’s capital works budget provides for upgrades and improvements of existing open space and is guided by our Open Space Strategy
Public Places Team
Phone: 8470 8888