Broadford Parks and Playspaces Activation 2021

With COVID restrictions still saying if you can work from home you should work home, we’ve decided to cancel the planned drop-in session on Wednesday 23 June. If you'd like to discuss the project, please phone our Recreation and Open Space Team on 5734 6200.

The activation of the Broadford parks and play spaces project will see the development of two playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment in Broadford. The project will include an upgrade of the Memorial Park playground that is due to start in June/July 2021, a nature play space in Wattle Street and outdoor fitness equipment at Donaldson Drive Reserve. All three sites will be completed in 2021.

Initially the nature play space was planned to be located on the land behind the Broadford Living and Learning Centre and the outdoor fitness equipment was planned to be located along with Broadford Common walking track. Due to land-use approvals and the feedback received from a consultation in June 2020, the decision was made to move the projects to Council-owned sites.

While the upgrade to the Memorial Park playground will commence in the coming months, Council is looking for community input on the proposed nature play space and the outdoor fitness equipment.


HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Following conversations with various community groups in Broadford, the proposed concept design has been developed for the nature play space at Wattle Street and is ready for feedback from the wider community.

An image and a description of the fitness elements for Donaldson Drive Reserve are also available for feedback.

Your input will help finalise plans.

  • Take our online surveys below
  • Due to COVID retsrictions We have cancelled our drop-in session that was scheduled for Wednesday 23 June from 4.30pm - 5.30pm on at the Wattle Street site.

Surveys closes 9am, Monday 28 June 2021.


MORE INFORMATION

For further information please call the Recreation and Open Space Team on 5734 6200.


FUNDING PARTNERS

This project is funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund.

With COVID restrictions still saying if you can work from home you should work home, we’ve decided to cancel the planned drop-in session on Wednesday 23 June. If you'd like to discuss the project, please phone our Recreation and Open Space Team on 5734 6200.

The activation of the Broadford parks and play spaces project will see the development of two playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment in Broadford. The project will include an upgrade of the Memorial Park playground that is due to start in June/July 2021, a nature play space in Wattle Street and outdoor fitness equipment at Donaldson Drive Reserve. All three sites will be completed in 2021.

Initially the nature play space was planned to be located on the land behind the Broadford Living and Learning Centre and the outdoor fitness equipment was planned to be located along with Broadford Common walking track. Due to land-use approvals and the feedback received from a consultation in June 2020, the decision was made to move the projects to Council-owned sites.

While the upgrade to the Memorial Park playground will commence in the coming months, Council is looking for community input on the proposed nature play space and the outdoor fitness equipment.


HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Following conversations with various community groups in Broadford, the proposed concept design has been developed for the nature play space at Wattle Street and is ready for feedback from the wider community.

An image and a description of the fitness elements for Donaldson Drive Reserve are also available for feedback.

Your input will help finalise plans.

  • Take our online surveys below
  • Due to COVID retsrictions We have cancelled our drop-in session that was scheduled for Wednesday 23 June from 4.30pm - 5.30pm on at the Wattle Street site.

Surveys closes 9am, Monday 28 June 2021.


MORE INFORMATION

For further information please call the Recreation and Open Space Team on 5734 6200.


FUNDING PARTNERS

This project is funded by the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund.

  • Wattle St is located south of the railway line in the estate at the end of Reservoir Rd.
    The nature play space will be situated within the large open space between Wattle St and Aspect Boulevard.

    The play equipment elements include:
    1 - Multi-play unit with climbing, balance & mobility challenges, 3 platforms & 2 slides.
    2 - Deck at top of mound & min. 1.4 m high bank slide and rubberised softfall at the base.
    3 - Basket swing with single support arm with rubberised softfall at the base. 
    4 - Net climbing unit
    5 - Multi-user spinner
    6 - Triple swing, incorporating a strap seat, an infant seat and an adult equal-access seat with frame
    7 - Selected tree trunk with steps cut into face, bed firmly into planted bank

    Other elements include: stepping logs and rocks, seating, picnic setting and connecting pathways.

    Mitchell Shire Council would appreciate you taking the time to complete this short consultation survey to help finalise a design for the nature play space project. 

    Please note, questions marked with an asterisk are mandatory.


    Online survey

    You can make an online submission by completing the form here. Please download the plans to reference, prior to taking the survey.

    Hard copy survey

    • Download and print a hard copy survey form from this website.
    • Pick up a submission form from a Customer and Library Service Centre in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour or Wallan.
    • Send us a written submission by email to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or mail to Mitchell Shire Council, Reply Paid 70358, 113 High Street, Broadford, Vic, 3658 (no stamp required)
    • Drop a written submission to our Customer and Library Service Centres
    Survey closes on Monday 28 June 2021. 



    Take Survey
  • The proposed Outdoor Fitness Equipment pod at Donaldson Drive Reserve will be similar to the one installed at Hadfield Park in Wallan.

    The large pod will be located approximately 20m away from the existing play equipment.

     The proposed elements include:

    • Body Dips, Leg Raises, Chest Press, Aerobic Cycle, Leg Press and Elliptical Trainer.

    The equipment will be gender neutral and inclusive and will feature rubber under surfacing.

    Online survey

    You can take part in our online survey here. Please download the plans to reference, prior to taking the survey.

    Prefer hard copy?

    • Download and print a hard copy survey form from this website.
    • Pick up a hard copy survey from a Customer and Library Service Centre in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour or Wallan.
    • Send us a written submission by email to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or mail to Mitchell Shire Council, Reply Paid 70358, 113 High Street, Broadford, Vic, 3658 (no stamp required)
    • Drop a hard copy survey to our Customer and Library Service Centres
    Survey closes Monday 28 June 2021.



    Take Survey