West Street, Brunswick - A Park Close to Home

A park close to home 

 

We're currently busy developing new parks right across Moreland for the community as part of our Park Close to Home Framework. West Street in Brunswick is one of the first locations for a new park, along with Tinning Street, Sydney Road and Frith Street in Brunswick.

 

The West Street park development includes 1,3,5,7 and 11 West Street and 29 and 31 Breese Street, Brunswick (PDF 7Mb).

 

Name your new park on West Street, Brunswick

 

Two name options for the new park at Tinning Street were raised by the community during consultations in September 2019. The two suggested names relate to the history, heritage and character of Brunswick.

You are invited to vote on your preferred name for Brunswick's new park via the Conversations Moreland website by Tuesday 31 December 2019.

 

 

Concept plan

Based on ideas gathered from teh community back in July, the draft concept plan was presented to the community during October. Many thanks to those who provided feedback on the draft concept plans.

When we consulted with the community, here is a list of the type of things you would like to see as part of this new park:

  • A green space with lots of trees and increased canopy cover
  • Nature and adventure play elements with climbing / cubby style structure
  • Productive gardening for community use with composting / worm farm facilities
  • Celebration of local culture through indigenous plantings, art (ie sculptures) and other means
  • Improved amenities, including BBQ, shelter, drink bottle refill stations, bike parking, toilets and seating
  • Water sensitive design elements
  • These key themes were referred to in preparation of the draft concept plan for West Street.

Design development

Feedback on the draft design was overhelmingly positive. Council is currently updating the plans to reflect feedback from the community with an aim to include

  • A BBQ and sink at the end of the harvest table
  • Lots of extra bike hoops around the place
  • Water tank near the main Shelter is now underground
  • Ping Pong table south of the shelter with extra bench seating surrounding it.
  • Platform seating south of the ping pong table
  • Extra seats on edge of playground and more space around water play pump
  • Rumble strips along bike path
  • Less paths along southern boundary with an informal sitting space of rocks and logs – this area will be mulched
  • Extra grassed space to the west removed and a mounded garden bed in its place
  • Extra brick paving detail in a few locations
  • Amendments to the size and no. of the wicking beds
  • Bollard fencing along the laneways
  • Extra trees in lawn area
  • Additional swings
  • Additional drinking fountain and water tank at south eastern entry on Breese Street
  • There will also be a mural on the Shoe Factory Wall

 

Next steps

The final concept design will be posted online soon.

Demolition has commened on site, and construction of the new park will commence early 2020, with completion expected 

Further information