Hosken Reserve Masterplan Refresh

Stage one of the community engagement is now complete. We are analysing all of the feedback received via the onsite pop-up sessions, community survey, stakeholder interviews and online Q and A forum. What we have heard from the community will be reported back to the 12 May Council Meeting.


We’re excited to work with the community to refresh our Hosken Reserve Masterplan in 2021.

We took on board your concerns about the lack of consultation for our 2009 Masterplan and we’re committed to ensuring that planning for the future of this valued local reserve reflects community needs and expectations.

In December 2020, a report about Hosken Reserve was tabled at our Council meeting recommending a refresh through an in-depth community engagement process.

We’ve appointed a consortium called theCommunityCollaborative. to lead and project manage the Hosken Reserve Masterplan Refresh. Led by Dan Ferguson they were assessed as the best option having a balanced approach to sport, community health and wellbeing, urban planning and community engagement.

They will be supported by Conversation Caravan leading the engagement activities Pollen Studio providing the landscape design response. All three organisations have delivered and worked successfully with various councils and communities across Melbourne.

To stay updated and get involved with the Hosken Reserve masterplan refresh, click FOLLOW at the top of this page to receive updates on this project.

If you need help to complete the survey or nomination form over the phone or would like to request a hard copy be sent to you call 9240 1111 to speak to our Customer Service Team. If you require an interpreter, call our Language Link telephone interpreting service.

Express your interest in the Refresh Group (closes 30 April 2021)

We know there will be diverse and ranging views about future needs and aspirations for Hosken Reserve and will be forming a Refresh Group.

This group will be made up of 25 people that will represent the current informal and formal recreation users as well as subject matter experts across a range of social and environmental areas.

This group will meet three times and will consider community feedback, listen to expert presenters, discuss and work alongside the project team to prepare options and make recommendations for Council’s consideration.

Please note, nominations close at 11:59pm Friday 30 April 2021.

You can find out more details of the Group's role in the Refresh Group FAQs and information on group meeting dates and locations in the Engagement Plan summary.