Shape Morrison Reserve - Share your feedback!

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The Morrison Reserve Masterplan is coming!

We are currently exploring opportunities to upgrade Morrison Reserve, Mt Evelyn, including the creation of a bike park and upgrade to the current playspace.

These upgrades will be reflected in the Draft Morrison Reserve Masterplan, currently in development. This will be available for community comment later in the year.

In 2021 we undertook a 5-week Bike Park consultation with over 2000 responses. The findings showed a keen interest from the community for increasing formal bike infrastructure around Yarra Ranges. We have identified Morrison Reserve as a spot for building a new bike park for a few reasons:

  • The available open space is an uncommon opportunity in the district to create a bike facility.
  • The location is accessible to the surrounding communities in Wandin, Montrose, Kalorama, Lilydale, Silvan, Kilsyth and Seville.
  • The reserve's landscape is an excellent building block for an all-ability bike park that considers the existing environment.

We are keen to get your feedback on some concept designs for the area that have been developed. Your feedback will contribute to our application for the Victorian State Government's Growing Suburbs Fund - which is critical to our ability to deliver this project.

Please note: we are only in the very early, initial phases of this project and the concepts are drafts only. Therefore, your feedback is vital in ensuring that any upgrades to Morrison Reserve meet the community’s needs. There will be further opportunities for feedback if the project is successful in attracting the grant.

What we have heard so far

We received 140 contributions on what our upgrade priorities should be. These priorities will be reflected in the Morrison Reserve Masterplan and future funding applications for projects.

Here were your top priorities:

  1. Installation of a public toilet.
  2. Upgrades to the soccer pitch.
  3. A new bike park.
  4. Upgrade to the Southern Sport Pavillion.
  5. Playspace renewal.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Playspace Plan 2019-2029

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Morrison Reserve Masterplan - Key stakeholders engaged

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Yarra Hills Secondary College Stadium Feasibility Study (2020)

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Social Pinpoint Bike Park Consultation (2021)

    2000+ survey submissions

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Synthetic Soccer Pitch Feasibility Study

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Draft Bike Park options created

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Stage 1: Community engagement on upgrade priorities

    140 Contributions

  • Timeline item 8 - active

    Stage 2: Community engagement on preferred designs for the Playspace and Bike Park

  • Timeline item 9 - active

    Application for Growing Suburbs submitted

    Due 4 July, 2022

  • Timeline item 10 - incomplete

    Stage 3: Growing Suburbs Fund outcome announced: further community consultation on designs

    September 2022

  • Timeline item 11 - incomplete

    Stage 4: Draft Morrison Reserve Masterplan open for consultation

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Sarah Brophy
Phone 1300 368 333
Email mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au
Website yarraranges.vic.gov.au
In writing

PO Box 105, Lilydale Vic 3140