Maclean Reserve Park Upgrade

Hobsons Bay City Council is upgrading the park and play space at Maclean Reserve, Williamstown this year.

Thank you to all who shared their ideas and feedback throughout the community consultation process between August 2020 and February 2021.

What are we doing?

Maclean Reserve will be receiving a new play space, a picnic shelter, new footpaths, seating, tables, soft landscaping including garden beds and new mature tree plantings and a new irrigation system.

Click here(PDF, 6MB) to view a copy of the final designs. You can also view the results of the community consultation process by visiting

When will works take place?

The upgrade started in late November 2021 and is expected to be completed by April 2022, subject to weather conditions.

Following the upgrade works, the site will remain closed to allow the new plantings and grassed areas to establish before the reserve reopens to the community. The existing mature trees will be retained and protected during construction works.


Figure 1.  Example of play area


Figure 2.  Example of new facilities 


Figure 3.  Example of landscaping works 

Soil condition

Council has completed detailed soil investigations that have helped inform the design for the upgrade works.

The site investigations revealed some levels of contamination (not asbestos) in sub surface soils within the reserve. Council will remediate the contaminated soil prior to the commencement of the upgrade works.

The soil remediation works will be carefully managed and completed in compliance with EPA guidelines.

How will these works affect you?

Council recognises there will be some inconvenience caused by the closure while the upgrade is happening and encourages the local community to use neighbouring parks and reserves during this period. Robertson Reserve, Commonwealth Reserve and the newly upgraded play space at Dennis Reserve are all within walking distance of Maclean Reserve.

Contact us

Should you have any questions about this project, contact Kathy Liambos, Senior Project Manager on 1300 179 944 or email


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