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Help shape the future of Whittlesea Park

Help shape the future of Whittlesea Park

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

City of Whittlesea residents are invited to share their ideas and provide feedback on proposed future developments for Whittlesea Park – the largest public open space in Whittlesea township.

The draft Whittlesea Park Masterplan has been developed in conjunction with the Whittlesea Showgrounds and Recreation Reserves Committee of Management to guide short and long-term improvements to the area.  

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the 13 recommendations outlined in the draft masterplan would provide increased access to the 25-hectare open space reserve for the community and ensure that the park, which is located only 500 meters from the Whittlesea town centre, reflects how the community would like it to be used now and into the future.

“Through discussions with local sporting clubs, current users of the park and of course the Whittlesea Showgrounds and Recreation Reserves Committee of Management, we’ve identified key priorities that will help us deliver improvements to the park over the next five to ten years,” Ms Wilson said.

“We want to create a park that will be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities for decades to come – a place that people come to connect and explore the beautiful landscape and surrounds.”

Some of the key recommendations of the draft Whittlesea Park masterplan include:

  • upgraded playground with picnic areas and barbecue facilities
  • a new circuit path around the park, with bridge crossings, nature walk and fitness stations
  • upgraded entrances and additional car parking
  • upgrade of the dog off-leash park
  • upgrade of the AF Walker Recreation Reserve sports field.

“We’ll be hosting local pop-up consultation sessions in the township and I really encourage residents to come along to a session to chat with the team or share your feedback online at Engage Whittlesea.”

To view the draft masterplan, find details of pop-up sessions or provide your feedback, visit Consultation closes Monday 31 October 2022.