Gateway Park Master Plan

Gateway Park is located in Kangaroo Flat along the Bendigo Creek Linear Trail adjacent to the Calder Highway. Its prominent location as the ‘gateway’ park to Bendigo when entering from the south and the presence of itinerant traders makes it a popular rest stop. It includes a lake, function centre, public toilets, car parking, barbecue and picnic facilities.  

The development of this plan was a recommendation of the City of Greater Bendigo Open Space Strategy 2005. The Master Plan will be a strategic document that will help prioritise and guide the ongoing development and management of Gateway Park for the benefit of existing and future users, residents, visitors and the broader community of Greater Bendigo.  

Key recommendations 

Key recommendations include: 

  • create a boardwalk crossing over the spillway to allow for safe passage.  

  • create a circuit walk by installing a boardwalk at the southern end of the lake.  

  • improve the functionality and appearance of the existing car parks whilst better facilitating itinerant traders.  

  • upgrade paths and way finding signage to improve pedestrian circulation 

  • work with local youth to improve the dirt jumps area.  

  • upgrade or replace the existing toilet block 

  • develop a new picnic area with shelter, barbecues, seating and a viewing platform 

  • remove the Beverley Street play ground and create a new natural play space located near the picnic area 

  • continue revegetation works across the site and in particular the lake edges 

  • work with CMA to improve the appearance and quality of the waterways 

  • maintain and improve open space areas for events and gatherings. 

Read the:

0 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Exec summary

1 Gateway Park Master plan Introduction

2 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Site History

3 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Strategic Context

4 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Site Summary, Context and Analysis

5 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Consultation Summary

6 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Issues and Opportunities

7 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – The Master Plan  

8 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Recommendations

9 Gateway Park Master plan Sept 2012 – Appendices

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