Council is developing an Open Space Development and Conservation Plan for G.J Hosken Reserve.

Building on the draft master plan, and incorporating the previous research and recommendations, this plan is designed to consolidate the infrastructure that is on site and guide the future development of the reserve.

Get involved today and help create a better G.J Hosken Reserve.

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on nodal improvements along this section of the Kororoit Creek including a new nature playspace for children and the creation of a fenced dog off leash area.

You can view the draft Concept Plan here or in the document library on the right of this screen.

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Where: G.J Hosken Reserve

When: Saturday 8 May 2021

Time: anytime between 10am and 12pm.

Mapped area of Open Space and Conservation Development Area for G.J Hosken Reserve

About G.J Hosken Reserve

The G.J Hosken Reserve is named after a former Councillor of the City of Altona first elected in 1977. He served one term as Mayor in 1983/84.

Hosken Reserve is located on Blackshaws Road and runs alongside the Kororoit Creek.

G.J Hosken Reserve is classified as a neighbourhood park within the Hobson Bay Open Space Strategy and future development of this reserve should reflect its position in the park hierarchy.

G.J Hosken Reserve sits adjacent to the Kororoit Creek Shared Trail and serves as the first connection point into this significant regional trail. As such there is increased infrastructure within this reserve than you would normally see in a neighbourhood park. Including carparking, public toilet facilities and a picnic area with BBQ facilities including a shelter and picnic tables.

Access to, and the provision of high-quality open space is limited in this part of the municipality. The local community sits within an industrial precinct, freeways and arterial roads, and does not have access to safe, easy pedestrian friendly access to high quality open space. Some of the parks and reserves nearby need rejuvenation and will be under increasing pressure as large redevelopment as large redevelopment sites like precinct 15 come online. There are also some in the community who have been waiting to see the recommendations from the old draft master plan come to fruition.

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