Curlew Community Park

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Curlew Community Park was officially opened to the public on Saturday 14 December 2019. 

The new Community park on Epsom Street in Laverton is officially named Curlew Community Park and will feature tributes to four local residents to honour their contribution to the Laverton community. This decision follows the conclusion of a community consultation process which invited members of the public to suggest a name for Laverton's newest community space.  

The new name is a reference to the Curlew Sandpiper, a migratory bird from Siberia which is endemic to the Wetlands Ward coastal mudflats and waterways.

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The journey

In May 2014, Council purchased the former Laverton Primary School Site on Epsom Street, Laverton from the Department of Education and Training. The former Laverton Primary School site on Epsom Street was purchased by Council in 2014 to provide much needed public open space for the local community in addition to other potential users.

Council has been working alongside the community to develop a master plan for the use of the Epsom Street site which reflects the current and future needs of the people of Laverton.

In late 2015, Council hosted a drop in session, the first step in the process of understanding the community's thoughts and ideas about the future of the site. Community members were invited to share their stories and thoughts, register to be kept informed, and get involved in the process. 

Council held a further session in June 2016, to provide feedback on the consultation. Open Space and housing were the most desired responses, view the the consultation results(PDF, 3MB). Pedestrian links, access and safety area also key considerations for the master plan.

View information posters displayed at the June consultation: Site Assessment - Key issues(PDF, 3MB) and Future Site Opportunities(PDF, 4MB).

You can view the finalised concept plan for the open space component of the reserve here.(PDF, 1MB)

Timeline of phases

Stage Activities involved Timing
1. Site Assessment and Development
  • Background studies
  • community consultation
  • interim park works and site activation
  • Site analysis
  • Stakeholder discussions and housing location analysis
 2. Open Space Concept
  • Community Consultation 
  • Concept Development
  • Council Approvals
 3. Design and Construction
  • Detailed design
  • Construction




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