Edwards Reserve

  • Project typeOpen Space Upgrades

Council recently upgraded the playground and perimeter fencing at Edwards Reserve.

We understand that aside from the playground, the reserve is regularly used for walking and other passive recreation. Council is pleased to fast-track additional improvement works to facilitate these recreational activities.

These include:

  • a new circuit footpath
  • improved entrances to the reserve along the southern boundary including landscaping works

Earlier this year, the rock structures at two entrance points of Edwards Reserve were identified as posing a high risk to community safety after failing a structural audit and were promptly removed.

Council intends to improve these entrances at Brunel Street/Truman Street and Brunel Street/Greene Street by installing timber bollards of various heights complemented by landscaping works.

The gravel footpath within the western boundary of the reserve will be also be replaced with a 2-metre-wide concrete footpath. This will extend along the northern boundary and connect with the existing concrete footpath to create a circuit around the reserve.

Works will commence in the week beginning Monday 14 September 2020 and are anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2020.

While these footpath works are taking place, the Edwards Reserve car park will be closed for two weeks. Access to facilities within the reserve including the play space and public toilet will remain.

Temporary fencing will be installed surrounding the landscaping works to assist with plant establishment.

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Image 1 - site map of pathway and entrance works

Background

Located in South Kingsville, Edwards Reserve is a significant destination play space in the precinct. Facilities and features surrounding the play space include a barbecue, public toilet, picnic shelter with seating and pathways. 

In 2020, the much loved timber boardwalk in the Edwards Reserve play space required replacing. Council used this opportunity to complete further upgrades to the play space and renew the fencing around the reserve at the same time. 

These works included:

  • new perimeter fencing around Edwards Reserve 
  • replacing the timber boardwalk with a new timber structure with extended play opportunities
  • a sprinkler style water feature to tie in with the trickle stream
  • a new drink fountain with a bottle filling station
  • planting of an advanced tree to improve natural shade in the play space
  • restoration works to existing timber sculptures

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Image 2 - the new timber structure in the play space

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Image 3 - restoration works to the timber sculptures

Location

Brunel Street, South Kingsville 3015  View Map

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