Wolstencroft Reserve Master Plan
Following an extensive consultation process including input from a Community Reference Group, the Wolstencroft Reserve Master Plan was adopted by Council on January 22, 2020.
Wolstencroft Reserve is a suburban/township level open space designed to cater for people living within a two kilometre radius (or a 25 minute walk) and for people who use the Back Creek walking and cycling trail. This exciting plan features the following:
- A path network with a main path from Havlin Street East to the corner of Rodney and Wolstencroft Streets with secondary loops for exercising and linking elements
- A main social space including a large paved area with shelter, seating, drinking water and bike parking
- Expansion of the existing playspace, with an adventure play focus, to cater for all ages with seating area
- Relocation and design of a junior pump track with new seating area
- Development of a centrally located “lookout” observation point with seating and connection to the playspace via climbing and sliding elements
- Open lawn areas for informal sports and activities
- Closure of Havlin Street East to traffic between Rodney Street and the northern end of the reserve*.
- Install missing link in the Back Creek Trail, after road closure, within the road reserve*.
- Opportunity for the naturalisation of Back Creek adjoining the reserve after completion of a study for the concreted section of the creek.
The project will be undertaken in stages and the City has allocated $975,000 in the current financial year to commence construction of the first stage of development works. The first stage involves the development of a suburban level play space as well as a shared trail connection from Rodney Street to the Back Creek. View details of the play space design.
*On September 16, 2020, Council endorsed the closure of Havlin Street East to traffic between Rodney Street and 65 Havlin Street East. The road closure is part of stage two of the project which is currently unfunded.