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
  • landscaping
  • 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.

Location

Queen Street, Altona Meadows 3028  View Map

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