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Most of our projects can be found on Conversations Moreland. This website is where our online community can join the conversation about the important matters shaping our city. However there are a few projects that still sit on this website.

The ongoing projects on this page were either in place before we began using the Conversations Moreland website, or they are projects that don't require community input at this time.

If you have questions about any of these projects you can email info@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1111.

Ongoing projects

Brunswick

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are refurbishing the A.G. Gillon Oval umpire change rooms, and social pavilion. In the social pavilion we are refurbishing the kitchen, adjacent rooms and toilet amenities. This includes the installation of a compliant and DDA accessible toilet. We will also install a new scoreboard and storage for the space.

    These refurbishments will help maintain the facility for the projected growth in participation. Female participation in sport has particularly grown in recent years. It is important that our facilities cater for all patrons.

    We also wanted to keep the social pavilion comfortable for the clubs that use it and our Social Support unit. Our unit use the facility for local seniors and community groups to meet and stay connected.

    Key dates

    •  July 2021: estimated construction completion
  • Current phase: Design

    We will be created new shared zones in Brunswick East to make it easier for people to access Fleming Park by foot or bicycle. These areas will make the streets safer for locals by reducing the amount of traffic through residential streets, while still allowing vehicle access for those who need it.

    These projects will also make it easier and safer for cyclists to travel along the East Brunswick Shimmy which runs north-south through Fleming Park. The East Brunswick Shimmy is a recommended cycling route through quieter backstreets that helps cyclists avoid main roads.

    A shared zone is an area where all road users and vehicles (including cyclists) must give way to pedestrians and share the space. The speed limit for vehicles (including cyclists) will be 20km/h in these zones. Speed humps will be used at the edges of the shared zones to slow down traffic. In addition, planter boxes and parklets will be placed on the road and the road surface will be painted with a colourful pattern to show that these areas are not normal stretches of road.

    We will also be incorporating public art as part of this to create a vibrant place for residents and other locals to enjoy.

    We are using “pop up” materials for this trial of shared zones on Albert Street and Victoria Street in Brunswick East near where the shared path runs through Fleming Park. This is similar to an approach being taken by the City of Melbourne and City of Wyndham as part of their response to COVID-19.

    The length of the shared zones will be approximately 120 metres on Albert Street and 80 metres on Victoria Street. The shared zones will not affect the whole street. The budget for this project is $150,000.

    Changes that will occur:

    • Speed limits in shared zone will be reduced to 20km/h. Both streets will be remain two-way streets with full access for all vehicles. Speed limits will not be changed in other parts of these streets as part of this project.
    • Speed humps and painted road surface designs will be added to the shared zone areas.
    • Removal of about 20 parking spaces within the shared zones, however some parking will remain in these areas. This project is being designed to minimise impact on parking, and the number of spaces that will be affected will be confirmed when the design is finalised. These shared zones will allow us to move around safer and make our streets quieter.

    Key dates

    Construction will occur between February 2021 and April 2021.

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are trialing green treatment and rubber kerbing along the bicycle lanes on Albion Street, Brunswick between the Upfield railway line and Sydney Road (approximately 200 metres). We are also banning parking in these bicycle lanes.

    This section of Albion Street connects cyclists who have been redirected from the temporary closure of the Upfield shared path north of Tinning Street (due to Level Crossing Removal Project works), to the shared path on Albion Street east of Sydney Road. This shared path provides connections to the detour route along Barrow Street and other streets that may be used by cyclists, such as De Carle Street.

    The budget for this project is $40,000.

    Changes that will occur:

    • Removal of the 4 to 5 parking spaces in this part of Albion Street to make this area safer for cyclists. This project is being designed to minimise impact on parking, and the number of spaces that will be affected will be confirmed when the design is finalised. Most of the parking in this area is already a 'No Stopping' or a 'Bus Zone', which will change.
    • Banning parking on the short stretch of the street where it is currently allowed to remove the need for cyclists to go around parked cars and into the path of traffic.
    • The addition of rubber kerbing to make the bicycle lane more visible and encourage drivers to leave space for cyclists. The width of Albion Street does not allow for full physical separation of cyclists from traffic.

    Key dates

    • November 2020: estimated construction completion
  • Current phase: Tendering

    In 2021 we will be reconstructing the bluestone laneway at the rear of 2 to 26 Austral Avenue, 92 to 104 Hope Street and 1 to 33 Ford Street in Brunswick.

    We undertook consultation with residents in June 2020 and the design was completed in June 2020. The budget for this project is $376,000.

    Where this project is up to

    The project is in the tender phase, with construction works set to commence in November 2020 and programmed for completion in May 2021.

    The works include:

    • The construction of a new underground drainage system and pits
    • Reconstructing the existing bluestone pavement
  • Current phase: Construction

    We are upgrading the Balfe Park play space and open space areas. This is a part of the play space renewal under our 2016 to 2020 Moreland Play Strategy.

    Balfe Park is a medium-sized reserve located at 54 John Street, Brunswick East. It currently has a play space, open space lawn with trees, public toilet and sports field with club rooms. We are focusing this upgrade on improving the play space and the parkland adjacent to John Street.

    You can have a look at the revised concept plans for this project in the documents below.

    Key dates

    • Draft Concept Plan for consultation completed: 26 June 2020
    • Final Concept Plan completed: 31 July 2020
    • Detailed Design completed: mid August 2020
    • Construction Starts: mid August 2020
    • Construction Ends: mid December 2020
    • Circular path works: March to June 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

    Where this project is up to

    Our Open Space team have completed the upgrade of the Balfe Park play space, fitness equipment area, BBQ and gathering space, and associated park infrastructure.

    In March 2021 we plan to install the circular path around the outside of the park's sports field.

    Balfe Park play space upgrade documents:

    Further information

    If you have any questions you can email our Open Space team at openspace@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1111.

  • Current phase: Construction

    There are two pavilions at Clifton Park. The first is alongside the grass soccer pitch, and is referred to as Clifton Park East. The second pavilion is alongside the synthetic soccer pitch. For the Clifton Park East pavilion we want to improve the change rooms, referees room and amenities to make them more welcoming, female friendly and compliant. At the synthetic soccer pitch's pavilion we want to refurbish the amenities, fixtures and fittings so that it is also a more welcoming space.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works began in April 2021 and are anticipated to be finished in June 2021.

  • Current phase: Planning

    W want to install air conditioning and climate control systems to meet Australian Museum and Gallery Standards. Paintings and artworks in galleries and museums need to be kept in conditions which protect them from material deterioration. Heat, moisture and even small temperature changes can be extremely damaging to artworks. Because of this most galleries have dedicated climate control systems. Installing a climate control system will help to protect existing collections and attract significant artworks from private or other galleries.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works expected to begin in April 2021.

  • Current phase: Design

    One of the ways we are trialing improvements to cycling and road safety is by introducing separated bicycle lanes on Dawson Street in Brunswick. These will be between the two existing cycling routes: the Upfield Shared Path and the West Brunswick shimmy.

    The new trial separated bicycle lane in Dawson Street will connect the Upfield shared path with the West Brunswick Shimmy. It will also make it easier for students to cycle to Brunswick Secondary College.

    The West Brunswick Shimmy is a “low stress” cycling route that is suitable for less confident cyclists. It runs from Royal Park through to backstreets such as Barry Street, and up to Coburg through Gilpin Park.

    The trial separated bicycle lanes in Dawson Street in Brunswick will be installed between the Upfield Railway Line and Barry Street (approximately 540 metres). The budget for this project is $105,000.

    Changes that will occur:

    • Separated bicycle lanes will be installed on both sides of Dawson Street between the railway line and Barry Street and Pottery Court.
    • Removal of about 40 on-street parking spaces generally on the north side of the street. This project is being designed to minimise impact on parking, and the number of spaces that will be affected will be confirmed when the design is finalised. We aim to find a safe outcome for cyclists and bus passengers. Dawson Street is not wide enough to allow for bicycle lanes to be installed without removing some on-street parking spaces.
    • Dawson Street will still have some on-street parking and traffic lanes in both directions (including bus routes).

    Key dates

    • February to March 2021: construction period (to be confirmed)
  • Current phase: Construction (external)

    In 2020 we received requests from the Level Crossing Removal Project and The Nightingale residential development project for the long term, temporary occupation of Duckett Street and the Breese Street car park. This occupation would allow for construction works to occur in a safe and timely manner. Our officers assessed this request and it was considered by Councillors at the 13 May 2020 Council meeting.

    At the meeting we resolved to:
    1. Approve the issuing of a permit for the occupation of Duckett Street for construction works.
    2. Approve a Land Occupation permit for the occupation of the Breese Street Car Park for the period of construction.
    3. Maintain the 682-688 Sydney Road car park as a fee-free car park for residents and businesses to use as an alternative while the other car park is occupied.

    The full occupation of the Breese Street car park by the Level Crossing Removal Project team was broken up into two occupations:

    • A 4 week occupation from 6 July 2020 to 2 August 2020
    • A 2 week occupation from 26 October 2020 to 8 November 2020

    We understand that this may cause some significant disruptions to local residents and business. However, these closures are necessary to reduce the construction impacts on the local area and to ensure a safe environment for residents and businesses. These occupation periods will also significantly reduce the time frames where public space will be affected.

    Where this project is up to

    There is currently a partial occupation of the Breese street car park in place by the Nightingale residential development project. The occupation started 3 August 2020 and is set to finish 30 July 2021. This makes 30 parking bays on the side of the car park opposite Breese Street unavailable to the public (indicated by the blue area in the map provided). The reason for this occupation is the safe loading and unloading of precast panels to the construction sites at 24-26 Hope Street and 1-7 Duckett Street.

    The end of Duckett Street by the train line is also under long-term occupation. This occupation began 1 July 2020 and is set to finish 1 December 2021. The footpath and road will be closed from 4 Duckett Street to the end of the street by the train line during this period.

    As part of these works, we have made the 70 car parking spaces at the 682- 688 Sydney Road car park (South of Albion Street, approximately 400 metres away) unrestricted free public parking during the occupancy of the Breese Street car park. This is to help accommodate the residents and businesses that are affected by the closure of the Breese Street car park.

    Further information

    If you would like more information or have questions about this matter you can call our Transport Engineering Team on 9240 1111.

  • Current phase: Design

    We are undertaking the design for streetscape improvements to the Melville Moreland Shopping Strip, as part of our Shopping Strip Renewal Program. Our aim is to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the shopping strip.

    The key improvements proposed are:

    • New footpaths including paving, kerb and channel
    • Pedestrian threshold crossings
    • Landscaping, including trees and planting
    • Street furniture such as seats, bins and drinking fountain
    • Traffic calming treatment

    The summary findings of the first stage of consultation are available in the documents section.

    Key dates

    • February to March 2020: Draft Concept plan community consultation
    • 28 February 2020: Drop-in session outside Campbell Turnbull Library
    • June 2020: Final Concept Plan
    • 2021 to 2023: Construction

    Where this project is up to

    The feedback received from the second stage of consultation about the Melville Moreland Shopping Strip has informed the development of the final concept plan. The previous draft concept plan was refined to accommodate the detailed response from the community, traders and various authorities.

    The design seeks to address various issues including improved landscaping and trees, improved traffic safety, better pedestrian environment, improved street furniture and lighting, and strengthening the identity of the shopping strip.

    The final concept plan is now being translated into engineering drawing for tender and construction.

    Melville Moreland Shopping Strip streetscape improvement documents:

  • Current phase: Detailed design

    We are undertaking the design for streetscape improvements for the corner of Pitt Street and Lygon Street in Brunswick. Our aim is to improve pedestrian amenity, accessibility, walkability, and presentation at this intersection. This streetscape upgrade project is part of the continual implementation of the Brunswick Structure Plan.

    In December 2019 we received feedback from community consultation, which was included in the development of the draft concept plan. The draft concept plan address safety, amenity and the presentation of the public area. You can view a summary of this consultation in the documents section.

    The proposed design will:

    • Improve accessibility for a diverse range of age and mobility needs.
    • Result in traffic calming through streetscape design.
    • Improve the look and feel of Pitt Street with new footpaths, raised pedestrian crossing, bin and bike racks and additional lighting.
    • Greening of the area through landscaping and a new street tree.
    • Remove a loading zone on the north side of the Pitt Street intersection. This will provide space for a raingarden to collect and filter stormwater.

    The budget for the design of this project was $30,000.

    Key dates

    • February 2020: draft concept plan community consultation
    • March 2020: final concept plan
    • April to May 2020: construction documentation
    • 2021: tender Period (specific dates to be confirmed)
    • 2022: construction (specific dates to be confirmed)

    Where this project is up to

    We sought feedback on the draft concept plan for the upgrade of the Pitt Street and Lygon Street intersection in Brunswick between February and March in 2020. We received a lot of positive and constructive feedback, the most common of which resulted in further investigative action and minor changes to the final design.

    The final concept plan is available to view in the documents section. You can also request a hard copy via phone or email using the contact details below. You can also view the plans at the Moreland Civic Centre.

    Detailed documentation is currently being produced for the tendering of this project.

    Pitt Street and Lygon Street streetscape improvement documents:

    Further information

    To find out more about this project you can email bkazacos@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1287.

  • Current phase: Design and engagement

    33 Saxon Street is in the heart of Brunswick, and is part of the Civic and Cultural Precinct and the Brunswick Design District. The site includes a large old school building, a heritage house, and public open space. We purchased the site in 2010. The site is well known and loved as Siteworks and Blak Dot Gallery, which have operated since 2016.

    This site was originally a school. Minor works have been completed, but in its current form it is not fit for purpose and it would be difficult to accommodate all the uses we have endorsed within the current built form. Redevelopment, with the retention of Sherwood House, rather than renovation or minor works, was the option most supported in the community consultation.

    The redevelopment of 33 Saxon Street is a landmark project that will be a well-designed, socially inclusive community asset in the heart of Brunswick. It will support a variety of community, creative and commercial uses, and respond to the needs of our growing community.

    It will continue to be a welcoming, socially inclusive space that celebrates Moreland’s diversity, creativity and distinct culture. The redevelopment will expand on-site green open space for community and creative activities and help to improve health, well being and community connection. It will also provide improved connection and access between the site and Brunswick Baths.

    In 2017, we endorsed a Strategic Framework for the site to assist decision making on the future use and development of the site. The Strategic Framework sets out our principles and priorities for the facility and is the foundation for how the site will be used beyond 2021. In June 2018 we endorsed the potential uses, services and features to be included in the Saxon Street multi-use community facility. These potential uses were included in the design brief for the development of the concept plans and full detail can be viewed in the 13 June 2018 Council Report in the documents section

    Creative and Community Facility site redevelopment documents:

    Further information

    To find out more about this project visit moreland.vic.gov.au/33saxon

    Questions and comments can be emailed to 33saxonstreet@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 2221

  • Current phase: Planning

    We are purchasing land on the south side of Stewart Street in Brunswick East between Nicholson Street and Ryan Street in order to construct a footpath. There is no footpath on the south side of the street currently, and there is only a very narrow footpath on the north side.

    Once the land has been purchased we will design and plan a footpath to be constructed between 2021 and 2022.

    Key dates

    • June 2021: estimated completion date
  • Current phase: Construction

    One part of our transport response to COVID-19 has been to seek approval to introduce right hand turn bans at key intersections along Sydney Road, Lygon Street and Nicholson Street. These were sought generally during peak times only.

    These turn bans will improve pedestrian and cyclist safety by reducing conflict with turning vehicles and will also reduce delay to trams and other traffic. These changes may mean you will need to take a slightly different route when travelling in peak times and this may result in some increases to your travel time.

    Where this project is up to

    These changes have been approved by the Department of Transport and right-hand turns are banned in the following locations, effective as soon as ‘No Right Turns’ signs are installed.

    Sydney Road intersections:

    • Eastbound direction at Union Street intersection from 4pm to 6pm.
    • Northbound direction at Barkly Street intersection from 4pm to 6pm.

    Lygon Street intersections:

    • Southbound and northbound directions at Albert Street intersection. Southbound from 4pm to 6pm, and northbound from 4pm to 6pm.
    • Southbound and northbound directions at Edward Street intersection. Southbound from 7am to 9am, and northbound from 4pm to 6pm.
    • Southbound and northbound directions at Barkly Street intersection. Southbound from 7am to 9am, and northbound from 4pm to 6pm.

    Nicholson Street intersections:

    • Southbound direction at Victoria Street intersection from 7am to 9am.
    • Southbound direction at Albert Street intersection from 7am to 9am.
  • Current phase: Planning

    We plan to construct and install four new accessible female friendly change rooms and amenities, referee change facilities and a compliant first aid room at Sumner Park. We plan for the new additions to meet minimum DDA requirements and Football Victoria's minimum facility standards. This project will create an inclusive and comfortable environment for players and referees to prepare for games.

    Where this project is up to

    Design is currently in progress as part of the planning for this project, and commencement dates for construction will be advised.

  • Moreland City Council has been an active participant in the Chain of Ponds Collaboration since its inception in 2017.
    A key priority area for the group is to improve the 'missing link' between Albion and Moreland Roads where access and amenity along the creek is poor.

    The Collaboration received funding from the Victorian Government Boosting Recreational Use of Waterways Initiative in 2018 to assist this project. Through a process of co-design, a concept plan was developed for the site.

    Delivery of this concept is now underway through implementation of a number of key elements in the design.

    Learn more about the Reimaging Moonee Ponds Creek.

Coburg

  • Current phase: Tendering

    In 2021 we will be reconstructing Balloan Street, Coburg.

    We undertook consultation with residents in March 2020 and the design was completed in April 2020. The budget for this project is $527,625.

    Where this project is up to

    The project is in the tender phase, with construction works set to commence in February 2021 and finish in May 2021.

    The works include:

    • The construction of a new underground drainage system and pits
    • Reconstructing the existing bluestone kerb and channel.
    • Reconstructing the existing road pavement.
    • Laying a new asphalt road surface.
    • The reconstruction of vehicle crossings between the new kerb and footpath edge.
    • The reinstatement of nature strips.
  • Current phase: Construction

    We plan to refurbish and upgrade the existing change facilities and amenities at the tennis and bowls club pavilion to be more female and family friendly. Both pavilions are to have compliant accessible entries installed to also allow for greater accessibility. This project will help cater for the growth of sport within the Bush Reserve precinct and Coburg surrounds.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works began in February 2021 and are anticipated to be finished in May 2021.

  • Current phase: Planning

    We want to refurbish the internal toilets at the Coburg Library to improve their accessibility and make them compliant to current day standards. We also plan to retain the existing nappy change room and include a fully accessible and compliant DDA toilet.

    There are two ambulant public toilets currently available in the Coburg Library. This project will ensure that internal toilet facilities are available for library users that are accessible to all, regardless of their level of mobility.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works expected to begin in April 2021 and are anticipated to be finished in June 2021.

  • Current phase: Tendering

    In 2021 we will be reconstructing Craigrossie Avenue between Strathearn Avenue and Wattle Grove, and Wattle Grove between Strathearn Avenue and Shaftsbury Street in Coburg.

    We undertook consultation with residents in March 2020 and the design was completed in May 2020. The budget for this project is $1,590,380,000.

    Where this project is up to

    This project is in the tender phase, with construction works set to commence in October 2020 and programmed for completion in June 2021.

    The works include:

    • The construction of a new underground drainage system and pits.
    • Reconstructing the existing bluestone kerb and channel.
    • Reconstructing the existing road pavement.
    • Laying a new asphalt road surface.
    • The reconstruction of vehicle crossings between the new kerb and footpath edge.
    • The reinstatement of nature strips.
  • Current phase: Planning

    Our Asset Management plan has highlighted that De Carle Street in Coburg needs reconstruction between Rennie Street and The Avenue. Following the Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS), road reconstructions must aim to modify the road layout to promote sustainable modes of transport and improve road safety.

    During the development of our 10 Year Capital Works Program for cyclists, we proposed a route on De Carle Street to provide an alternative to Sydney Road on the eastern side.

    Previously MITS has classified De Carle Street as a local road, but recent traffic counts highlight that volumes have exceeded the preferred maximum volume of 3000 vehicles per day.

    We completed two traffic surveys in DeCarle Street in 2019, which showed:

    • Outside 36 De Carle Street there was an average daily volume of 2,845 on the week of 9 September to 16 September 2019.
    • Outside Moreland Primary School there was an average daily volume of 3,524 on the week of 17 June to 24 June 2019.

    Where this project is up to

    We are proposing to narrow the road width on De Carle Street and install protected bicycle lanes. The protected lanes provide a low stress environment that are essential to getting more people riding bicycles. The image below is a depiction of the road showing bicycle lanes on the sides of the roads closest to the footpath, a small gap between the cycle lanes and car parking closer to the middle of the street, and then a single car lane in the middle of the road.

    The preferred width for a local road is 7.2m. This allows for parking on both sides and a single lane of traffic. The bottleneck created when vehicles park opposite each other slows down traffic by requiring drivers to give way to oncoming vehicles. This is a form of passive traffic calming and is desirable in local streets as it discourages through traffic.

    Where De Carle Street is narrower between Rennie Street and The Grove, some on-street car parks will need to be removed from one side of the road. Consultation was undertaken with local residents, and a report regarding the project and community feedback was considered during the 8 July 2020 Council Meeting . Our Councillors voted to support the report's recommendation.

    We acknowledge that protected bicycle lanes for only two blocks would be an ineffective length of treatment. As such, we are proposing to install protected bicycle lanes from The Avenue to Moreland Road. We also want to modify the roundabouts with funding from the 10 Year Capital Works Program for cyclists. An example cross section and plans are in the document section.

    De Carle Street road reconstruction and traffic calming documents:

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are upgrading areas along Russell Street in Coburg. The project aims to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the street. This project is a key action from the Coburg Streetscape Masterplan identified for implementation in 5 to 10 years.

    Feedback received from the community consultation in March 2019 informed the development of the Draft Concept Plan to address various issues including safety, amenity, connections and the presentation of the public area. The summary of the consultation findings is in the documents section.

    A staging plan of the works can be downloaded in the documents section. The dates are indicative, and are subject to change. The budget for this project was $50,000 for design and $1.65M for construction.

    Key dates

    • February to March 2019: pre-design engagement
    • March 2019: concept design drop-in session
    • April to May 2019: draft concept community consultation
    • September to October 2019: tendering process
    • January to December 2020: construction

    Where this project is up to

    Please be aware of changes to local traffic conditions along the south end of Russell Street during these works. Construction started in January 2020 and is expected to be finished by October 2020. The extent of the works can be seen in the Concept Plan in the documents section. During construction, access will be maintained to all properties in the works area. We will make every effort to minimise disruption to the adjoining businesses and residents.

    This Fortnight:

    • Insertion of bluestone kerb and channel at Page Street
    • Hexagonal stone paving commences at Page Street
    • Raised crossing construction commences at Page Street

    Next Fortnight:

    • Installation of tactile indicators
    • Application of road and carpark line markings
    • Installation of outstanding furniture (bike hoops and traffic bollards)

    Russell Street precinct improvement documents:

  • Current phase: Design

    In 2018, Council purchased the property at Number 2 Spry Street Coburg North. Our plan was to provide a new open space, create an accessible Disability Discrimination Act Compliant (DDA) path to the Merri Creek shared trail, and increase the open land adjacent to the Merri Creek corridor.

    We completed the first stage in November 2019 , which included cleaning up the site and making it safe for public access. This allowed for temporary access from the end of Spry street to Merri Creek using the unsealed former driveway from the original site.

    Where this project is up to

    Our Councillors allocated funding in the 20/21 financial year for the construction of the DDA compliant path at the December 2019 Council meeting. We have since started the process to appoint a suitable contractor to build the new path. 

    One the path to the shared trail is completed, we plan to subdivide the property and sell the existing dwelling. Please see the attached concept plan (PDF 5Mb) for further information.

    Further information

    If you have any questions, please contact Councils' Natural Resource Management Officer, Vince Andreana on 0449 060 866 or at vandreana@moreland.vic.gov.au

Fawkner

  • Current phase: Planning

    We plan to refurbish the existing sporting pavilion at Charles Mutton Reserve and to construct two new change rooms, an accessible toilet and unisex umpires room with facilities to be female and family friendly. We also want to to make compliant accessible entries for both change rooms and the social club facilities. We are also planning to upgrade the precinct circuit paths and outdoor fitness equipment.

    The new and improved change rooms for players and umpires, plus new accessible entries, will help ensure the local community have access to great facilities in to the future.

    Where this project is up to

    Local residents, park users, sports club members and visitors were invited to a community drop-in session at the Northern Saints Football Club at Mutton Reserve on Thursday 18 March. This session was to view preliminary plans and let us know what they would like to see as part of the refurbishments. The feedback collected will be used to contribute to the design.

Glenroy

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are refurbishing and improving the physical condition and accessibility of the amenities rooms at the Glenroy Tennis Club in Glenroy for male and female participants of all abilities. We will also install a unisex accessible public toilet. This project will help cater for the growth of sport within ATC Cook Reserve and Glenroy area.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works began in February 2021 and are anticipated to be finished in May 2021.

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are refurbishing and improving the physical condition and accessibility of the change and amenities rooms of the ATC Cook Reserve pavilion. The works include refurbishments to the change rooms and associated amenities, unisex umpires and officials change room, first aid room, storage and the construction of a DDA accessible public toilet.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works began in February 2021 and are anticipated to be finished in May 2021.

  • Current phase: Construction

    Belair Avenue Park is a small pocket park in the Glenroy activity centre. It provides a quiet retreat from busy Pascoe Vale Road. Before works began the park featured a car park, a public toilet and a bus interchange.

    Council have transformed this pocket park into an exciting new park. To find out what has changed in the park, take a look at the before and after document below.

    Key dates

    • Glenroy College students provided artwork as input: November 2020
    • Tendering to appoint street artist: November to December 2020:
    • Street artist to begin artwork: March to June 2021

    Where this project is up to

    We completed the works at Belair Avenue Park in June 2020. Since then we have gained further funding for street art on the back of the toilet block, facing the reserve. This art was in our original concept design for the park.

    We are currently tendering so we can find an artist for this work. We are planning to complete the artwork during March to June 2021, but we still need to confirm these dates. Glenroy College students have given us some artwork we can use as input for this street art. We will continue to involve the students in the project as it continues.

    Belair Avenue Park documents:

    Further information

    To find out more about this project you can email dpiattoni@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1111

Gowanbrae

  • Current phase: Construction

    We allocated funding in our 2017-18 budget to continue implementing the Gowanbrae Open Space Development and Management Plan. We endorsed this plan in May 2014.

    Works from 2017 to 2018 focused on improvements to the Elms Court Reserve parklands. You can see the details of these works in the Elms Court Reserve Draft Concept Plan. Works completed in this period include:

    • Play space and barbecue area
    • Outdoor fitness equipment
    • AFL and soccer training goals
    • Walking paths
    • Additional vegetation and tree planting for shade

    Key dates

    • 30 September 2017: Consultation closed
    • November 2017: Works begin at Elms Court Reserve parklands
    • May 2018: Works complete at Elms Court Reserve parklands
    • 2019: Complete remaining works

    We have also allocated funding to begin creating community garden in Gowanbrae. We will build this garden on our land at 156 Gowanbrae Drive. We will design this garden using engagement and partnership with the local community.

    Gowanbrae Open Space Development documents:

Hadfield

  • Current phase: Construction

    We want to refurbish and improve the physical condition and accessibility of the change and amenities rooms at Martin Reserve. This will include the construction of a unisex umpire communal area with a private male and female change room and bathroom. It also includes constructing a first aid room and storage room. We also want to refurbish the existing unisex accessible public toilet and existing male/female public toilets, and make them more accessible.

    For the social rooms we want to refurbish the male and female amenities and include an ambulant cubicle in each. We also want to upgrade the existing accessible toilet to comply with current DDA standards, and install a new compliant access ramp to the social club entrance which will allow for improved accessibility.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works began in February 2021 and are anticipated to be finished in May 2021.

  • We are upgrading the play space at Martin Reserve this year. This is part of our Moreland Play Strategy 2016-20 (PDF 2Mb). This proposed upgrade focuses on the play space and surrounding park area.

    We will provide fitness equipment and concrete access paths this year. We will then install a concrete circuit path around the oval in early 2021.

    This project is supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

    Key Dates:

    • Draft Concept Plan for consultation completed: 14 August 2020
    • Consultation closed: 4 September 2020
    • Final Concept Plan completed: 11 September 2020
    • Detailed Design completed: 25 September 2020
    • Construction Started: fencing works completed, play space, fitness equipment and concrete access paths works in progress
    • Construction Ends: play space works mid December 2020, fitness equipment/access paths early December 2020, circular concrete path mid January - end February 2021.

    Where this project is up to

    Our Open Space team have finished two new outdoor fitness stations and access paths. We have also finished the access paths from Epping Street and Domain Street.

    Our work on the play space is also finished, apart from some works on the log edging and the log balancing unit. The play space has been safety checked and will open over the 2020 holiday period with two entry points in the temporary fencing. We will take down the fencing when we finish the log works in January 2021.

    We will begin work on the concrete path around the oval in January 2021. Our aim is to finish this by the end of February 2021. We will connect this path to the access paths we have already finished.

    Martin Reserve play space upgrade documents:

Pascoe Vale

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are making some streetscape improvements to the Gaffney Village Shopping Strip as part of our Shopping Strip Renewal Program. Our aim is to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the shopping strip.

    Proposed key improvements include:

    • Upgrading the footpaths including new paving, kerb and channel
    • Landscaping, including new street trees and rain gardens
    • Upgrading the street furniture with additional bench seats, bins, raised planter and bicycle hoops

    Pre-design consultation was conducted in November 2017. A report and a one-page summary outlining community feedback from this survey is available in the documents section. The second phase of consultation was undertaken in February 2019 to seek community feedback on the concept design. A summary of the concept design engagement feedback is available in the documents section. Feedback received from the community survey informed our Final Concept Design.

    The budget for this project was $50,000 for design and $1.045M for construction.

    Key dates

    • November 2017: Pre-design Engagement
    • 2 and 5 February 2019: Concept Design Drop-in Session
    • February 2019: Draft Concept Community Consultation
    • September to October 2019: Tendering Process
    • February to December 2020: Construction

    Where this project is up to

    Most of the streetscape improvement works were completed in August 2020. We have since secured some grant funding to make additional improvements in the area. We plan to complete these additional works between 9 November and 14 December 2020.

    These works include:

    • The construction of new raised pedestrian crossings on Railway Parade and at the intersection of Railway Parade and Fawkner Road. Railway Parade will be temporarily closed, with exception for buses. The road closure is expected to be for one to two weeks. Additional landscaping will follow.
    • The installation of new street furniture including bench seats in front of Pascoe Vale train station.
    • Final road line markings and tactile indicators at pedestrian crossings across site.

    Gaffney Village Shopping Strip streetscape improvement documents:

    Further information

    For more information about this project you can email bkazacos@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1287.

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are planning to make changes to the pathways at KW Joyce Reserve in Pascoe Vale.

    The first change is the construction of a concrete path running along thea northern edge of the park and linking Northumberland Road to Cornwall Road. This path will be a shared use path for walkers and bike riders. You can find more information about shared use paths on the Vicroads website. This path forms part of a larger project to construct a bicycle route linking Coburg and Glenroy via schools and shops in Oak Park and Pascoe Vale.

    The second change is construction of an unsealed gravel path near the eastern bank of Westbreen Creek. This path will be a walking path, and will upgrade and improve the network of walking paths in and around Westbreen Creek. It will also help to connect parts of the Coburg to Glenroy cycling link.

    The map below shows the planned location of the two paths. It shows the concrete shared path in grey running along the park beside Pascoe Vale Girls College from Northumberland Rd to Cornwall Rd. It also shows the unsealed gravel path in yellow which runs alongside the westbreen creek from the intersection of Ardnt Rd and Cornwall Rd until it meets another established path near the side of the park close to Pascoe Vale Girls College.

    We plan to complete construction of both paths before the end of June 2021.

    Where this project is up to

    During our consultation stage we received some concerns that the planned concrete shared use path could:

    1. Impact the area of open space and vegetation.
    2. May result in conflict between cyclists and dogs.
    3. Would not be an accessible grade as the area is too steep.

    We took into account these concerns when deciding on a proposed location for the paths. The new concrete shared path is planned to be along the northern section of the park so it is away from the existing walking route where the ground is less steep. Although the KW Joyce Reserve is an off leash dog park, the rule for these parks is that dogs must be kept on a lead while on or within 1m of a concrete shared path.

  • Current phase: Construction

    We are constructing a wetland at the southern end of Gavin Park in Pascoe Vale as part of implementation of the Westbreen Creek Conservation and Development Plan.

    The wetland will treat stormwater from the local residential area nd provide important habitat for a range of water birds, frogs and other native animals. Paths, seating and picnic facilities have been designed in and around the wetland to support passive recreation and community enjoyment of the space.

    This project has been made possible with funding through Councils Capital Works and Melbourne Waters Living Rivers programs.

    View the Gavin Park Wetland plan.

    Key dates

    • August to September: Wetland design
    • September 2020: Community consultation
    • January-June 2021: Procurement and tendering
    • June 2021: Demolition of existing playground (clown swing to be relocated to Austin Reserve playground)
    • July to December 2021: Wetland construction and first stage revegetation
    • January to May 2022: Park opening and soft landscaping
  • Current phase: Construction

    In 2021 we will be reconstructing Springhall Parade between Bell Street and Princes Street, and Princes Terrace between Melville Road and Waverley Parade in Pascoe Vale South.

    We undertook consultation with residents in February 2020 and the design was completed in April 2020. The budget for this project is $1,553,190,000.

    Where this project is up to

    Construction works are set to start in late July 2020 and finish in April 2021.

    The works include:

    • The construction of a new underground drainage system and pits.
    • Reconstructing the existing concrete kerb and channel.
    • Reconstructing the existing road pavement.
    • Laying a new asphalt road surface.
    • The reconstruction of vehicle crossings between the new kerb and footpath edge.
    • The reinstatement of nature strips.

Oak Park

Moonee Ponds Creek naturalisation project

Naturalisation of the creek corridor and removal of the concrete channel has been a long ambition for Council and other Chain of Ponds Collaboration partners. 

The announcement of $5 million State Government funding in 2020 for a section of naturalisation of the creek in Oak Park/Strathmore is very welcome. 

This has been matched with $2 million from Melbourne Water who are the project lead.   Work has begun on concept plans for the site. 

More information can be found here: Reimagining your Moonee Ponds Creek | Melbourne Water