Brimbank,
21
September
2017
|
11:00
Australia/Melbourne

Help shape the future of Sydenham Park

Summary

You're invited to help us develop a new Master Plan for Sydenham Park.

Sydenham Park is a 231 hectare park between the Calder Highway, Jackson Creek and the Maribyrnong River. The site is closed to the public and home to the Keilor Golf Course and the Keilor Model Aircraft Club.

Council plans to establish a Sydenham Park Master Plan Steering Committee – with local residents and land owners invited to apply. 

What will the Steering Committee do?

Once established, the Steering Committee will review the current master plan, investigate other potential uses for the park, and develop a draft Master Plan. Council will then invite community feedback on the draft Master Plan.

Who'll be on the Committee?

The committee will include Cr Bruce Lancashire (Chair), Cr Georgina PapafotiouCr Margaret Giudice and Cr Virginia Tachos, along with five local residents or landowners as well as representatives from:

Expressions of Interest to join the Sydenham Park Master Plan Steering Committee are now open, and close on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Sydenham Park Rehabilitation

Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch said this was an important opportunity for the community to have their say on the future of this significant site, which includes the historic Robertson’s Homestead. “Since 2000, Council has planted 30,000 indigenous plants, and direct-seeded 16 hectares of native grassland.

“It’s now time to revisit how we manage and use this park to make sure we are providing the best result for current and future Brimbank residents.

“Council has a number of policies that guide the management of open space and we need to ensure that the new Sydenham Park Master Plan reflects the Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan, the Sports Facility Development PlanBiodiversity Strategy and the Urban Forest Strategy.”

“The current Master Plan for this site has realised significant conservation outcomes, balanced with recreational use, such as the Keilor Golf Course and the Keilor Model Aircraft Club,” Cr Hedditch said.

For more information or to apply, visit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your local Customer Service Centre.