Concept Design for Cambridge Reserve Open for Comment

by Ashlin.Gardner, about 1 year ago

In early 2018, we undertook community consultation and asked for your feedback, thoughts and vision for Cambridge Reserve. We had a fantastic response from the community, with over 60 residents providing input.

What we heard from the community was a significant appreciation for the reserve’s natural feel and walking trails. Many of you also told us that improved facilities such as seating, shade, lighting, irrigation, footpaths, barbeques and play equipment were needed. Through the process we heard some great ideas too, such as using some of the abundant space for aged care, creating an enclosed dog exercise area and installing a half-basketball court.

We listened to this feedback and incorporated it into a draft concept plan for the reserve. Development of the draft concept plan is now complete and is available for viewing here.

Key features of the plan include revegetated areas to enhance the reserve’s natural feel, an activity and playground hub with half basketball court and barbeque facilities, a path network, shaded areas with seating nodes, open sections of parkland, fenced dog exercise area, lighting, irrigation for high-use areas, stormwater catchment, living stream, boardwalk and more.

The envisaged improvements do not currently have a funding source. The draft concept plan identifies an opportunity to transfer a section of Cambridge Reserve for the purposes of residential and aged care development, the proceeds of which will be used to fund these improvements. All funding from the development will be directly invested into the reserve and surrounding open spaces.

We want your feedback on the concept design. View the Cambridge Reserve Enhancement Project: Concept Design project page and share your thoughts! Comments close 14 August 2018.