How do you currently use McCormack Park?
How could we improve it?
Get involved now.
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.
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 the facility to be in an average condition and nearing the end of its life and this it is not technically or financially prudent to redevelop the Centre as a modern indoor aquatic and leisure centre. In response, the Aquatic Strategy reviewed how best to provide aquatic facilities to the western areas of Hobsons Bay with a view of providing for the largest number of people living within a 5km primary catchment area (driving distance), with the aim of achieving the necessary 50,000 plus people to service a successful and sustainable district sized aquatic and leisure 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.
Get involved and let us know what you would like to see in one of Laverton's most important recreational spaces.
You can provide your feedback through the survey below, or come and join the project team for a chat over a cup of coffee and a BBQ onsite.
Where: McCormack Park, Jennings Street, Laverton
When: on Saturday 7 August 2021 at any time between 11am and 1pm.
Or if you live in Laverton by returning the hard copy survey through the post.
You can provide your feedback, thoughts and wishes on McCormack Park Master Plan until Sunday 22 August 2021.