Have your say: Draft Sydenham Park Master Plan
We're asking you to provide feedback on the Draft Sydenham Park Master Plan, which will guide the future use of the 231 hectare site, in Keilor North.
Sydenham Park is located next to Organ Pipes National Park and is bound by the Maribyrnong River and Jacksons Creek, with magnificent vistas provided along the Maribyrnong Valley. The site is closed to the public and home to the Keilor Public Golf Course, the Keilor and Districts Model Aircraft Society, and the historically significant Robertson’s Homestead.
Brimbank Mayor, Cr Lucinda Congreve said this was an important opportunity for the community to have their say on the future of this significant site, and create Sydenham Park as a key destination for our community.
“Sydenham Park is Council’s largest public open space and a wonderful natural asset with distinct flora and fauna populations and sites of cultural heritage significance.
“This is an amazing space with unlimited possibilities for sport and outdoor recreation, beautiful parkland and increased recreational public use.
“I encourage you to come along to the Guided Walk and Talk tours being held at Sydenham Park on Saturday 26 October, 1-3pm and Thursday 21 November, 5.30-7.30pm and see the site first hand, with an opportunity to have your say on the Draft Master Plan.
“Our approach in developing the draft Master Plan has also focussed on creating a strong natural landscape that realises conservation and biodiversity outcomes in the area.
“Since 2000, Council has planted 30,000 indigenous plants, and undertaken extensive weed and pest control across 16 hectares of native grassland.
“We need to make sure this open space continues to evolve and provide the best result for current and future Brimbank residents.
“We encourage all community members and local groups with outdoor interests to have their say on the future of Sydenham Park. As a community we have the opportunity to create a truly remarkable open space for generations to enjoy,” Cr Congreve said.
In November 2017, Council established the Sydenham Park Master Plan Steering Committee to oversee the development of the Master Plan. Representatives included four Councillors, members of the community and stakeholder organisations (including Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Sydenham and District Historical Society, Friends of Maribyrnong Valley, Friends of Organ Pipes and Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation Heritage Council Inc.).
Feedback must be received by Friday 29 November 2019.