How do you currently use McCormack Park? How could we improve it?

Council is reimagining McCormack Park with the development of a master plan to further enhance the community's use of this reserve.

The McCormack Park Master Plan process provides the community with an opportunity to reimagine the park's role in providing a community space that brings people together to socialise, to play and for fitness.

Get involved and let us know what you would like to see in one of Laverton's most important recreational spaces.

Feedback is invited until Thursday 30 September 2021.

Have your say by:

  • completing the online feedback survey
  • if you live in Laverton, you would have received a hard copy survey in the mail. You can fill this out and post it back for free (no stamp required)
  • coming along to one of our online drop-in sessions to chat with Council officers about the project and share your feedback
  • submitting further comments to the McCormack Park Project Team by emailing projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 179 944

Share your feedback

Let us know what you would like to see in one of Laverton's most important recreational spaces.

Project background

The Hobsons Bay Aquatic Strategy 2019-2030 recommended the replacement of the Laverton Swim and Fitness Center with a water play and youth facility for McCormack Park.

The strategy involved a condition assessment of the Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre by a structural engineer. This assessment follows a series of technical report conducted by Council over the last ten years. The assessment found that the facility is nearing the end of its life and not financially viable to redevelop as a modern indoor aquatic centre. In response, the Aquatic Strategy searched for locations in the west of Hobsons Bay that serviced 50,000 people living within a 5km primary catchment area (driving distance). This is the necessary amount of people required to service a successful and sustainable district sized aquatic facility. Bruce Comben Reserve in Altona Meadows was assessed as meeting these objectives, whilst the Laverton Swim and fitness Centre site would only service a catchment of approximately 10,000 people.

Council recognises the community sentiment towards the Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre and the role it has played in providing for recreation and fitness in the local community. It is for this reason that a master planning process has been launched to seek ideas from the Laverton community on reimagining McCormack Park, and understand the type of facilities and services that would encourage future activity in the space.

Join us online to talk about the McCormack Park Master Plan

Given we can't chat with you in person at the moment, we have extended the consultation period for this project to make sure everyone has a chance to have their say. We have also organised additional online drop-in sessions.

Join us online on one of the below dates to chat about various projects in Laverton, including the McCormack Park Master Plan and Love Laverton Parks, and to share your feedback.

Online drop-in session #1

  • When: Wednesday 11 August 2021
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 6pm and 7.30pm
  • How: Zoom (registrations have closed - this event is in the past)

Online drop-in session #2

  • When: Sunday 19 September 2021
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm
  • How: Zoom (registrations have closed - this event is in the past)

Online drop-in session #3

  • When: Wednesday 22 September 2021
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 6.30pm and 8.30pm
  • How: Zoom (registrations have closed - this event is in the past)