Draft Concept Plan for Anderson Park

This small local park, located at the corner of Lygon and Blyth Streets, in Brunswick East, has funding allocated in Council’s current budget to carry out improvements to the park. This includes upgrading of the play space as part of the play space renewal under the Moreland Play Strategy 2016-2020.

Some of the existing features of this reserve can be seen in the images under Existing Park Conditions, see below.

We have previously asked the community to let us know what people would like to see happen as part of the upgrade and the responses can be seen in the Previous engagement, below.

All of your feedback and information provided during that process, has helped our preparation of a draft concept plan for the park. See concept plan below with Hotspots showing various elements of the proposed upgrade, along with a description of the proposed upgrading works. A clean copy of the draft concept plan can be viewed from the Document Library on this page.

We are now sharing the ideas shown in the concept plan and asking people to join the conversation about what is proposed.

Key elements of plan

Concept plan with Key: click on Hotspots highlighting elements of proposed upgrading. The park and play upgrade will see improvements to park furniture including a new picnic setting and drinking fountain, as well as new playground equipment and addition of nature play. Park seats will be relocated to shaded spots and positioned to face into the park space, not towards the road. Other changes are new path paving with sawn bluestone banding in concrete to replace the uneven cobblestone path, and perimeter fencing with gates on both busy street frontages. Some of the reasons behind what is or isn't included in the scope of works, are explained in the FAQ ​ on this page.

Draft concept plan with Key to proposals

What are your thoughts on the upgrading proposals in Draft Concept Plan?

Focus your answers on what is most important to you. Council has considered what people have told us they would like to see happen, while there are also things that we know are needed, such as park fencing for safety. Taking everything into account then has to fit within a reasonable budget to manage costs. (max 140 characters).

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19 May, 2022

Vicki Hambling says:

“Need toilets and shade”

19 May, 2022

Vicki Hambling says:

“Toddler swing? A mound for kids to run up and down? waterplay? ”

14 May, 2022

Jasper says:

“I would love to see a basketball hoop in the park! ”

13 May, 2022

local physio says:

“Please consider: Shade over seating for sun protection, ParkFit equipment for grown ups, Seats higher from ground for elderly to rise easily”

10 May, 2022

Daniel says:

“Looks good, covers the most pressing needs (even footpath, fencing and more seating) and the new play space now caters for older kids.”

9 May, 2022

SGN says:

“I would like to see seating used around the lawn used to create a more social space, young people love coming together on the sunny lawn.”

9 May, 2022

SGN says:

“I would like to see the swing set replaced with a basket swing. These are better for kids with a disability and create more social play.”

3 May, 2022

ParkUser says:

“Use the Open Space Reserve fund and buy the land to the west. The contributions from past developments should go to this.”

3 May, 2022

ParkUser says:

“Extend the park to the west. Buy the property using Open Space contribution reserve. Compulsory required if needed.”

3 May, 2022

ParkUser says:

“Needs more lights. Put coloured lights over the play area (like cnr Russell st and Lonsdale st). Kids would love this at night in summer.”

3 May, 2022

ParkUser says:

“Reuse the path bluestone and build noise barrier along Lygon Street. Put transparent screens above the bluestone.”

3 May, 2022

ParkUser says:

“Where is the shade cloth? Where is the seats for grandparents to sit and watch over their grandkids. Be SUNSMART (for all generations).”

Previous engagement on this project