Community Park Development Project

Hobsons Bay City Council is planning to develop Blenheim Road Reserve into a community park. The reserve is important for many local residents as it will provide a place for passive recreation within walking distance. It will be a space where one can meet their neighbours, have a picnic, take a walk or enjoy some quiet contemplation.

As a local resident, we value your input in shaping your public space so it best serves the needs of your family and your community.

View the draft concept plan here or download from the document library (on the right hand side of the screen).

Provide your thoughts on the draft concept plan!

Feedback due midnight on Thursday, 31 October 2019

**Before you fill in the survey, please take note of the below information.**

These are provided as clarification regarding items that were raised in the consultation and are not included in the concept plan for the park.

Parking: Council is currently exploring opportunities to increase parking in Blenheim Road and Ross Road to support parking demand generated from the AIC, Bayside College Paisley Campus and Altona Miniature Railway Site. Opportunities being explored are as follows:

  • provision for increased formal car parking spaces on Blenheim Road in front of the Bayside Secondary College ovals site;
  • provision for increased formal car parking spaces on Blenheim Road in front of the Altona Miniature Railway site; and
  • provision for increased formal car parking spaces in Ross Road between Blenheim Road and the Paisley Drain.

Design and investigation work is forecast to be completed over the next 9-12 months. Once design is completed, funding will be sought through future capital works programs to implement these car parking upgrade works in line with recreation improvements at the Bayside College Paisley Campus and Blenheim Road reserve.

Active play: Works are programmed in the current financial year (19-20) for the neighbouring site of Bayside Secondary College. Works will include a multi-use sportsground, floodlights and a pavilion building. Hence the Blenheim Road Reserve Park is a passive recreation reserve for quiet enjoyment, relaxation and enjoying nature.

Dog off leash area: Nearby parks with dog off-leash areas include Newport Lakes and S.J. Clement Reserve. Each park in the neighbourhood serves a unique function. In keeping with the quiet enjoyment theme of this reserve, a dog off leash provision for this site is not considered appropriate.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of consultation!

The project team has had many conversations with key stakeholders and community members to better understand the way Blenheim Road Reserve is used and how the community would like to see it developed into the future. This feedback has helped shape the draft concept plan.

View a summary of 'what we heard' here (or find it in the document library on the right). The summary incorporates feedback received both online and at the drop in session held on 30 June.

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