Le Page Park Draft Master Plan

Background:

As part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we are developing a Master Plan for Le Page Park to help guide the long-term planning for the site.

Council is seeking community input to ensure the park continues to meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

Why is a Master Plan being developed?

The Master Plan is being developed to address changing trends in sport and recreation - including the community's shift towards free physical activity options to fit into their busy lifestyles. The Master Plan also seeks to address:

Population growth - to ensure the facilities and infrastructure we provide to the community continue to support participation by all ages and abilities.

Existing shortfall of open space - the Cheltenham area surrounding Le Page Park has a significant under-supply of open space.

Asset renewal - the existing facilities at Le Page Park (tennis courts, netball courts, pavilion, fencing and surrounds) require upgrades to ensure they are up to standard for community use.

Provision and use of netball facilities - currently there is an oversupply of netball courts and adequate
provision of tennis courts in Kingston and the areas surrounding Le Page Park both now and into the future. We understand the preference for localised netball training facilities and the Master Plan will ensure we balance the needs of the wider community, support local clubs and maximise the use of existing assets and space.


What is being proposed?

The Draft Master Plan proposes the following key items as part of the park’s long-term vision:

  • upgraded pavilion, including female-friendly and accessible changerooms
  • social gathering spaces for the local community including shade, seating, and drinking fountains
  • new footpaths to improve accessibility within the reserve
  • upgraded players/coaches boxes, scoreboard and other ancillary facilities on both ovals
  • upgraded irrigation system on both ovals
  • installation of floodlights on Oval 2
  • upgraded cricket nets
  • renew existing hit-up wall for tennis practice/warm up and general community use
  • provide 4 tennis courts, 2 multi-lined tennis/netball courts and 2 netball courts including fencing, lights and shelters
  • tree and garden bed planting to provide shade and landscape improvements
  • improved fencing, wayfinding and animal management signage
  • provide security lighting to increase site safety and surveillance
  • formalise parking areas, provide 64 new car parking spaces and install new on-street car parking spaces along Argus St and Herald St (177 total spaces)
  • improve the playground and provide outdoor exercise equipment
  • upgraded public toilets.


Further information:

A range of information on the project is available in the Document Library on the right-hand-side of this page.

Council is also holding an information session on Wednesday 9 October at the Le Page Park Pavilion. Drop-in anytime between 5.30pm and 7pm to meet with Council officers to discuss the plans in further detail.


Have your say:

We are interested in your feedback on the Le Page Park Draft Master Plan.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing sport.recreation@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194 or calling 1300 653 356.


Background:

As part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we are developing a Master Plan for Le Page Park to help guide the long-term planning for the site.

Council is seeking community input to ensure the park continues to meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

Why is a Master Plan being developed?

The Master Plan is being developed to address changing trends in sport and recreation - including the community's shift towards free physical activity options to fit into their busy lifestyles. The Master Plan also seeks to address:

Population growth - to ensure the facilities and infrastructure we provide to the community continue to support participation by all ages and abilities.

Existing shortfall of open space - the Cheltenham area surrounding Le Page Park has a significant under-supply of open space.

Asset renewal - the existing facilities at Le Page Park (tennis courts, netball courts, pavilion, fencing and surrounds) require upgrades to ensure they are up to standard for community use.

Provision and use of netball facilities - currently there is an oversupply of netball courts and adequate
provision of tennis courts in Kingston and the areas surrounding Le Page Park both now and into the future. We understand the preference for localised netball training facilities and the Master Plan will ensure we balance the needs of the wider community, support local clubs and maximise the use of existing assets and space.


What is being proposed?

The Draft Master Plan proposes the following key items as part of the park’s long-term vision:

  • upgraded pavilion, including female-friendly and accessible changerooms
  • social gathering spaces for the local community including shade, seating, and drinking fountains
  • new footpaths to improve accessibility within the reserve
  • upgraded players/coaches boxes, scoreboard and other ancillary facilities on both ovals
  • upgraded irrigation system on both ovals
  • installation of floodlights on Oval 2
  • upgraded cricket nets
  • renew existing hit-up wall for tennis practice/warm up and general community use
  • provide 4 tennis courts, 2 multi-lined tennis/netball courts and 2 netball courts including fencing, lights and shelters
  • tree and garden bed planting to provide shade and landscape improvements
  • improved fencing, wayfinding and animal management signage
  • provide security lighting to increase site safety and surveillance
  • formalise parking areas, provide 64 new car parking spaces and install new on-street car parking spaces along Argus St and Herald St (177 total spaces)
  • improve the playground and provide outdoor exercise equipment
  • upgraded public toilets.


Further information:

A range of information on the project is available in the Document Library on the right-hand-side of this page.

Council is also holding an information session on Wednesday 9 October at the Le Page Park Pavilion. Drop-in anytime between 5.30pm and 7pm to meet with Council officers to discuss the plans in further detail.


Have your say:

We are interested in your feedback on the Le Page Park Draft Master Plan.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing sport.recreation@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194 or calling 1300 653 356.