Creating a new park - Elder Street South Reserve

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Background

Elder Street South Reserve is a 4-hectare former landfill site in Clarinda that has been rehabilitated and is now ready to be turned into a park for the benefit of the community.

Park concept plans
Last year we consulted with the community about what sort of park we should build. Thank you to everyone who provided comments. Nature and being able to enjoy the natural environment were recurring themes and we've used your feedback to develop the draft concept plans for the site.

The plans aim to connect people to nature, while providing active spaces and general amenity. Key features of the plans include:

  • An adventure woodland - nature play area
  • Activity zone with outdoor exercise equipment and hardcourt
  • Shared path network for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Native grassland and grassy woodlands
  • Open lawn areas
  • Picnic areas, seating and shelter
  • Toilet and water facilities
  • Parking.

You can view the concept plans here or in the Document Library to the right, 'fly through the reserve' via the video below and view concept images below as well.


Have your say
What do you think of the concept plans? Have we got it right? You can share your views by:

Join our mailing list
Visit kingston.vic.gov.au/newpark to join the mailing list for project updates.

Construction update and timelines

Works are being conducted in stages, with stage 1 works including landfill capping, drainage, path, basic landscaping and fencing works now nearing completion. The site has been seeded with lawn and will be open to the public mid-year once the grass has established. Then the park will be closed in sections from late 2021 whilst the final designs are constructed.

The site
The site is outlined in red in the map below.




Background

Elder Street South Reserve is a 4-hectare former landfill site in Clarinda that has been rehabilitated and is now ready to be turned into a park for the benefit of the community.

Park concept plans
Last year we consulted with the community about what sort of park we should build. Thank you to everyone who provided comments. Nature and being able to enjoy the natural environment were recurring themes and we've used your feedback to develop the draft concept plans for the site.

The plans aim to connect people to nature, while providing active spaces and general amenity. Key features of the plans include:

  • An adventure woodland - nature play area
  • Activity zone with outdoor exercise equipment and hardcourt
  • Shared path network for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Native grassland and grassy woodlands
  • Open lawn areas
  • Picnic areas, seating and shelter
  • Toilet and water facilities
  • Parking.

You can view the concept plans here or in the Document Library to the right, 'fly through the reserve' via the video below and view concept images below as well.


Have your say
What do you think of the concept plans? Have we got it right? You can share your views by:

Join our mailing list
Visit kingston.vic.gov.au/newpark to join the mailing list for project updates.

Construction update and timelines

Works are being conducted in stages, with stage 1 works including landfill capping, drainage, path, basic landscaping and fencing works now nearing completion. The site has been seeded with lawn and will be open to the public mid-year once the grass has established. Then the park will be closed in sections from late 2021 whilst the final designs are constructed.

The site
The site is outlined in red in the map below.