HD Graham Reserve Master Plan
The H.D. Graham Reserve Master Plan was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 9 July 2019.
H.D. Graham Reserve is located on a 19 hectare site which acts as the gateway to the Truganina Park, the 100 Steps of Federation and the internationally recognised Cheetham Wetlands - an important breeding ground for migratory shorebirds.
Community feedback and budget submissions informed many of the features incorporated into the plan including:
- scaling down the proposed BMX park to a smaller facility suitable for younger children
- reconfiguring the layout of the soccer fields so lighting is at least 110m away from residential boundaries
- a potential site for the Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre a community-led project headed up by 2019 Hobsons Bay Citizen of the Year, Dr Marilyn Olliff
The H.D. Graham Reserve Master Plan also includes:
- Improve access to and awareness of indigenous vegetation and valuable habitat into the site
- buffers around significant areas to protect them
- path circuits and viewing nodes to encourage engagement and education
- planting additional vegetation to build on these areas of significance
The cost estimate for the implementation of the master plan is $6.6m which includes:
- the design development
- sportsground development
- sports pavilion
- shared pathway network
- BMX and skate park upgrades
- a new play space
- water sensitive urban design initiatives
- site remediation and preparation
The master plan will be delivered over the next three financial years, as per the five year Capital Works Program, with $500,000 allocated in the 2019-20 Budget to develop the sport facility.
The H.D. Graham Reserve Master Plan and consultation results can be viewed on Council's Participate website.
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