Draft Morris Reserve Master Plan

Background

Morris Reserve is a single oval reserve, set in a densely populated residential area in Pascoe Vale South. The reserve offers both passive and active recreation opportunities including:

  • football/cricket oval with a turf table and synthetic wicket
  • sporting pavilion
  • cricket practice nets
  • scout hall
  • public toilet block
  • playground, and
  • a small sealed car park.

Morris Reserve is seasonally allocated in the summer to West Coburg Softball Club, the West Coburg Cricket Club and the West Coburg Football Club in the winter.

The facilities at Morris Reserve are functionally obsolete for contemporary sporting club needs and community expectations. At the June 2011 Council meeting, Council resolved the West Coburg and Pascoe Vale South Precinct Needs Analysis (2011) that identified the need for master planning of Morris Reserve in conjunction with the West Coburg Sports Club and other stakeholders.

ASR Research were appointed to undertake the Morris Reserve Redevelopment Master Plan (PDF 3Mb).

At its meeting on 8 February 2017 Council endorsed Option 2 of the Draft Morris Reserve Master Plan (PDF 671Kb) for community consultation.

Consultation

Council is committed to working with its partners, including local sporting groups, schools, State Sporting Associations, and the local community.

The Draft Morris Reserve Master Plan (PDF 671Kb) is currently on public consultation until late August 2017. The final Morris Reserve Master Plan will be presented to a future Council meeting for consideration, October 2017 is currently proposed.

Survey

Based on feedback received and community consultation on the Draft Master Plan, Council sought further input from local residents and community members using the reserve. 

The survey aimed to gather feedback to help shape the future direction for the development of Morris Reserve. The survey was available for anyone to complete online and also posted to 840 properties abounding Morris Reserve with a reply paid option for return postage to Council.

Drop-in session

A drop in session was held from 4.30 - 6.30 pm on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at Morris Reserve, 11 Brentwood Avenue, Pascoe Vale South.

Further proposed on site drop-in sessions are listed below under Stages and Timeline.

Online form

Anyone was able to 'Have your say' on the Draft Morris Reserve Master Plan using an online form that was available online from April to May 2017.

Results and Feedback

Morris Reserve Survey 2017 - report of results (PDF 273Kb) and Feedback (PDF 80Kb) from 2017 public submissions for the Morris Reserve proposed development are now available to view.

A revised Draft Master Plan following review of the 2017 consultation feeback and results will be available in August 2017.

Stages and timeline                                                                                  

Draft Master Morris Reserve Master Plan endorsed by Council for community consultation               
Wednesday 8 February 2017 Council meeting       

Community Consultation begins March 2017                                                                                    

On site community consultation session at Morris Reserve                           
Wednesday 19 April 2017

Survey distributed
Wednesday 3 May 2017 (closes Friday 19 May)                                                     

Review survey results and revise Master Plan                                    
Monday 22 May – Monday 31 July 2017                                                       

Revised Master Plan distributed to residents/interested parties and live on website
Tuesday 1 August 2017                                                                        

Proposed community consultation on site at Morris Reserve          
Wednesday 16 August 2017 – afternoon session    

Proposed community consultation on site at Morris Reserve           
Thursday 24 August 2017 – evening session                                                            

Proposed final endorsement by Council - October 2017                                                                                         

More information

If you have a question about the draft Morris Reserve Master Plan, contact Council's Recreation Services Team on 9240 1277 or email Recreation Services.

Disclaimer

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Draft Master Morris Reserve Master Plan endorsed by Council for community consultation               
February 2017 Council meeting