Ryans Creek Reserve

Consultation has concluded. For more information on this project please contact Council's recreation team on 5734 6200.

**SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED**

Following an initial consultation period earlier this year, the design for the stage one activation of Ryans Creek Reserve has progressed and we are seeking your input.

WHAT'S PLANNED?

  • play equipment
  • picnic shelters
  • seating
  • half-court basketball area
  • shade sail
  • barbeque
  • connecting pathways
  • solar lighting
  • landscaping

WHY IS IT NEEDED?

The works at Ryans Creek will help to address a key gap in Kilmore’s park infrastructure, connectivity and provision.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

You can take our online survey, pick up a hard copy survey at the Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre or take part in our drop in session.

  • Drop in session, Tuesday 3 December, 4-5pm at the reserve
  • Survey closes 9am, Monday 9 December

FUNDING PARTNERS

This $1 million stage one project is funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund, with in-kind support from Mitchell Shire Council.

**SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED**

Following an initial consultation period earlier this year, the design for the stage one activation of Ryans Creek Reserve has progressed and we are seeking your input.

WHAT'S PLANNED?

  • play equipment
  • picnic shelters
  • seating
  • half-court basketball area
  • shade sail
  • barbeque
  • connecting pathways
  • solar lighting
  • landscaping

WHY IS IT NEEDED?

The works at Ryans Creek will help to address a key gap in Kilmore’s park infrastructure, connectivity and provision.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

You can take our online survey, pick up a hard copy survey at the Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre or take part in our drop in session.

  • Drop in session, Tuesday 3 December, 4-5pm at the reserve
  • Survey closes 9am, Monday 9 December

FUNDING PARTNERS

This $1 million stage one project is funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund, with in-kind support from Mitchell Shire Council.

Consultation has concluded. For more information on this project please contact Council's recreation team on 5734 6200.
  • Design intent

    about 1 month ago
    Ryans Creek Reserve will become an attractive and lively open space where the local community come to gather, picnic, play and enjoy the natural landscape. Stage 1 of the project will deliver the initial stage of upgrades developed from the Master Plan prepared by Council. The Stage 1 works are largely concentrated in the southern end of the reserve with some key path connections provided to the northern part of the site.

    Ryans Creek Reserve will become an attractive and lively open space where the local community come to gather, picnic, play and enjoy the natural landscape. Stage 1 of the project will deliver the initial stage of upgrades developed from the Master Plan prepared by Council. The Stage 1 works are largely concentrated in the southern end of the reserve with some key path connections provided to the northern part of the site.
  • Facilities and furniture

    about 1 month ago
    As part of the Growing Suburbs Fund the government has provided $1 million for the initial stage of works in the reserve.

    Items to be delivered as a requirement of the funding include:
    • picnic shelter with table settings and bbq
    • park seating
    • a play area with junior and senior play
    • equipment and shade sail
    • basketball half court
    • trees and landscaping
    • paths
    • solar lighting
    Selected furniture includes robust, low maintenance items that are economical and suited to the naturalistic park landscape character.

    As part of the Growing Suburbs Fund the government has provided $1 million for the initial stage of works in the reserve.

    Items to be delivered as a requirement of the funding include:
    • picnic shelter with table settings and bbq
    • park seating
    • a play area with junior and senior play
    • equipment and shade sail
    • basketball half court
    • trees and landscaping
    • paths
    • solar lighting
    Selected furniture includes robust, low maintenance items that are economical and suited to the naturalistic park landscape character.
  • Path Connections

    about 1 month ago
    The internal path network shown on the Master Plan has been reviewed and key connections prioritised for inclusion in the Stage 1 Works. Primary paths will be 2 metres wide concrete. Secondary paths will be 1.5 metres wide gravel surface.

    The internal path network shown on the Master Plan has been reviewed and key connections prioritised for inclusion in the Stage 1 Works. Primary paths will be 2 metres wide concrete. Secondary paths will be 1.5 metres wide gravel surface.

  • Landscape and Creek Restoration

    about 1 month ago
    The landscape of the reserve will be improved with the addition of shade trees and planting that build on the local native character of surrounding streets and parks.

    Planting will be low maintenance, drought tolerant local indigenous and native species.
    The natural Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) of the area is Herb Rich Foothill Forest and trees and plants from this class are included in the plant palette.

    The creek is a valuable natural asset within the reserve that will allow local residents
    to connect with the water and associated flora and fauna. Additional work (outside the Stage...

    The landscape of the reserve will be improved with the addition of shade trees and planting that build on the local native character of surrounding streets and parks.

    Planting will be low maintenance, drought tolerant local indigenous and native species.

    The natural Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) of the area is Herb Rich Foothill Forest and trees and plants from this class are included in the plant palette.

    The creek is a valuable natural asset within the reserve that will allow local residents
    to connect with the water and associated flora and fauna.

    Additional work (outside the Stage 1 project scope) is required to improve the flow of the creek and improve the creek ecology.

    This work includes:
    • Ecological report
    • Detailed hydrology and flood mapping
    • Cultural Heritage Management Plan
    • Weed control, rubbish removal and revegetation plan

    The Stage 1 works package will be implemented without compromising future works to the creek.

  • Traffic control and parking

    about 1 month ago
    Vehicles are currently accessing the reserve and are having a negative impact. The northern and southern landscapes are dissected by a track running between Clover Place and Pauline Way which will be removed/replaced with pedestrian paths and parkland. Bollards will be installed to restrict car entry to the reserve.

    Vehicles are currently accessing the reserve and are having a negative impact. The northern and southern landscapes are dissected by a track running between Clover Place and Pauline Way which will be removed/replaced with pedestrian paths and parkland. Bollards will be installed to restrict car entry to the reserve.
  • Safety

    about 1 month ago
    The creek is prone to flooding which is a safety risk. The new playground and picnic area will be located a safe distance from the creek and flood prone area.

    Parts of the reserve away from streets and houses feel isolated and may be unsafe at night due to lack of lighting. The design maintains sight lines and provides solar lighting to the southern area of the park where the picnic and play facilities will be located.

    The creek is prone to flooding which is a safety risk. The new playground and picnic area will be located a safe distance from the creek and flood prone area.

    Parts of the reserve away from streets and houses feel isolated and may be unsafe at night due to lack of lighting. The design maintains sight lines and provides solar lighting to the southern area of the park where the picnic and play facilities will be located.