Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey, attended our park drop-in session or contacted the project team directly to provide feedback for the upgrades of Dick Murdoch Reserve.

The majority of those who contributed to the community consultation of Dick Murdoch Reserve were extremely supportive of the proposed upgrades. The additional native trees and play equipment rated highly amongst respondents. Click here for a summary of what we heard during the consultation period in November to December 2020.

What currently exists at this park?

Dick Murdoch Reserve is situated at the corner of Eaton Parade, McNamara and Cole Streets in Laverton. Surrounded by residential area, it is a well-placed community park in this pocket of the Laverton precinct. The existing mature trees provide shaded areas and there is a small playground and some surrounding seating.

What’s included in this park upgrade?

A concept design for the upgrade of this park has been finalised based on what we heard from the community during the Better Places Laverton process and community feedback shared on the draft concept design in November and December 2020.

The park will consist of a new playground including a see-saw, toddler scrambling area, and a tower with a slide and basket swing. More seating spaces are also included in the upgrade with a drinking fountain and an open lawn catering for tod­dlers to teenagers. The highlight of the space is a 40m-long flying fox at the Cole Street end. Some meadow grassland gar­den beds have also been proposed to reflect the indigenous landscape of the Western Plains of Melbourne.

Click here to view the Dick Murdoch Reserve concept design or download a copy from the document library.

Construction

When will construction commence?

The upgrade works at Dick Murdoch Reserve are expected to commence in late 2021. Further information on the timing of these works will be provided soon.

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