Developing the Namatjira Park Master Plan

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Background:

As part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we are developing a Master Plan for Namatjira 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. Scroll down to find out more or click the button below to take our survey to let us know what needs to be considered in the Master Plan.

What is a Master Plan?

The overall aim of the Master Plan is to develop a strategic direction and vision for the reserve which considers matters such as existing users' sporting requirements; the needs and interests of future users; local community leisure and recreational needs; ageing infrastructure; the location and orientation of infrastructure and facilities; accessibility; and future management requirements.

Consideration will be given to how best these factors might be sited within the reserve to create a space that effectively responds to the community’s leisure needs and balances environmental, financial and infrastructure requirements.

Why are we developing a Master Plan?

Kingston, along with the rest of Melbourne, has experienced significant population growth in recent years. At the same time, it has seen a boom in sport and recreation participation from women and girls. The result is sporting clubs in Kingston are growing from strength to strength - which is great!

But we also know that changes in work patterns and lifestyle, and cost, time, and transport issues, are all driving people to active recreation options that best fit individual circumstances. Walking, fitness, and gym, and jogging or running are some of the highest participated activities.

This all means there is greater demand for playing fields, change rooms, playgrounds, walking trails, cycling paths and other public facilities to support participation – which Council is under increasing pressure to provide.

Consequently, as part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we are developing a Master Plan for Namatjira Park, allowing Council to work collaboratively with the community to set the long-term vision of the reserve to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

Where is Namatjira Park?

Namatjira Park is a 12.1 HA site on Springs Rd, Clayton South that provides a diversity of opportunities including social and family recreation, sport, play and environmental experiences.

The reserve has a single oval, single tennis court, sporting pavilion, bowls club and bistro, skate park, playground, tennis wall, basketball half court, and dog off-leash park.

It is currently home to four organised sporting tenants, including traditional training and competition use for gridiron, competition only use for cricket, and year-round use for lawn bowls.

The Namatjira Wetlands sits adjacent to Namatjira Park and has a catchment area of 634 hectares. The wetlands treat stormwater before it reaches Port Phillip Bay, and in 2012 was subject to an upgrade of an existing retarding water basin that now provides for flood protection of local properties, a sheltered wetland home for native wildlife and an improved public amenity to the local area and surrounding community.

Located near Namatjira Park is St Andrews Primary School, Bald Hill Park and a number of key activity centres and developments including the Cedar Woods residential development, LXRP Linear Park development and potential suburban rail loop location.


Have your say:

Council is keen to seek a broad range of feedback from the community to help inform the draft Master Plan. We would like to know more about how you currently use Namatjira Park, if there’s any issues at the site, and ultimately what improvements you think could be made in the short, medium and long-term future.

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 Namatjira 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. Scroll down to find out more or click the button below to take our survey to let us know what needs to be considered in the Master Plan.

What is a Master Plan?

The overall aim of the Master Plan is to develop a strategic direction and vision for the reserve which considers matters such as existing users' sporting requirements; the needs and interests of future users; local community leisure and recreational needs; ageing infrastructure; the location and orientation of infrastructure and facilities; accessibility; and future management requirements.

Consideration will be given to how best these factors might be sited within the reserve to create a space that effectively responds to the community’s leisure needs and balances environmental, financial and infrastructure requirements.

Why are we developing a Master Plan?

Kingston, along with the rest of Melbourne, has experienced significant population growth in recent years. At the same time, it has seen a boom in sport and recreation participation from women and girls. The result is sporting clubs in Kingston are growing from strength to strength - which is great!

But we also know that changes in work patterns and lifestyle, and cost, time, and transport issues, are all driving people to active recreation options that best fit individual circumstances. Walking, fitness, and gym, and jogging or running are some of the highest participated activities.

This all means there is greater demand for playing fields, change rooms, playgrounds, walking trails, cycling paths and other public facilities to support participation – which Council is under increasing pressure to provide.

Consequently, as part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we are developing a Master Plan for Namatjira Park, allowing Council to work collaboratively with the community to set the long-term vision of the reserve to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

Where is Namatjira Park?

Namatjira Park is a 12.1 HA site on Springs Rd, Clayton South that provides a diversity of opportunities including social and family recreation, sport, play and environmental experiences.

The reserve has a single oval, single tennis court, sporting pavilion, bowls club and bistro, skate park, playground, tennis wall, basketball half court, and dog off-leash park.

It is currently home to four organised sporting tenants, including traditional training and competition use for gridiron, competition only use for cricket, and year-round use for lawn bowls.

The Namatjira Wetlands sits adjacent to Namatjira Park and has a catchment area of 634 hectares. The wetlands treat stormwater before it reaches Port Phillip Bay, and in 2012 was subject to an upgrade of an existing retarding water basin that now provides for flood protection of local properties, a sheltered wetland home for native wildlife and an improved public amenity to the local area and surrounding community.

Located near Namatjira Park is St Andrews Primary School, Bald Hill Park and a number of key activity centres and developments including the Cedar Woods residential development, LXRP Linear Park development and potential suburban rail loop location.


Have your say:

Council is keen to seek a broad range of feedback from the community to help inform the draft Master Plan. We would like to know more about how you currently use Namatjira Park, if there’s any issues at the site, and ultimately what improvements you think could be made in the short, medium and long-term future.

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.