12 May 2021

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As part of Council’s 2020/21 Capital Works Program, upgrades are scheduled for H.W. Lee Reserve, Altona.

Works will take place between May and early August with restrictions and closures needed at certain times.

Council anticipates re-opening the reserve with a new shelter, reserve furniture including additional picnic seating, barbecue, bins, bike hoops and a drink fountain, new garden beds and tree planting completed in early August 2021.

A new look for Lee Reserve

Council's Open Space Strategy identified Lee Reserve as one of the five Altona Beach Precinct parks in need of improvement works. Lee Reserve is the smallest of the five parks and currently has very little shade or furniture.

Council recognised the importance of linking Lee Reserve with the foreshore and Altona Beach Precinct, and created a preliminary design for the upgrade of this space for consideration. In August and September 2020, the Altona community were asked to share their feedback on these proposed designs.

Click here to view the detailed summary of what we heard during the community consultation period or download a copy from the Document Library.

Final designs

Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey or contacted the project team directly to provide feedback for the upgrade of Lee Reserve. We are excited to share the final designs for the park upgrade based on community feedback.

Key elements include:

  • park furniture complementing the foreshore and surrounds
  • landscaping works including new trees and garden bed planting
  • a new picnic shelter, barbecue and picnic settings
  • an upgrade of the reserve's irrigation
  • improved park amenities including a drinking fountain, bins and bike hoops

Due to Lee Reserve's close proximity to the beach and to the Logan Reserve play space, no water play area or play equipment is proposed for this site. The Logan Reserve play space may be found 200 metres west of Lee Reserve.

Click here to view the final designs for the upgrade of Lee Reserve or download a copy from the Document Library.