Donath & Dole Reserves Master Plan Implementation

What are we doing?

In 2019 we are implementing two actions in the Donath and Dole Reserves Master Plan (2014), including:

  • Developing a concept design for a potential wetland and stormwater harvesting system at Dole Reserve (A)
  • Construction of a small picnic area at Donath West Reserve, including picnic tables, a drink fountain, bins, trees, garden beds and concrete path works (B)


Preliminary concept plans and the Donath and Dole Reserves Master Plan are available in the document library on the right side column of this page.

As part of these projects, we would love to hear your questions and feedback.

We’d like you to tell us:

  • What your thoughts are on the design of the potential wetland (refer to preliminary concept plan)
  • Ideas and local knowledge that may be relevant
  • Any questions you may have around either of these projects

How can I get involved?

Meet-and-greet

We are inviting local residents to come chat to us and ask us any questions about the potential wetland and stormwater harvesting system at Dole Reserve and the new picnic area at Donath West Reserve. As a thank-you for your time, you can take home a free native plant!

When: Saturday 16 February 2019, 10am-12pm
Where: Dole Reserve, behind Keon Park Children's Hub, 1-7 Dole Avenue Reservoir

Provide feedback on this page

You can provide feedback here on this page in the Q&A section below and we will respond within 3 business days

You can find out more about constructed wetlands, and commonly asked questions, in the "Frequently Asked Questions" sections on the right side column of this page.

More information on what Darebin is doing to conserve water and improve the health of our waterways can be found by visiting the interactive Darebin Water map here.

You can also register to receive project updates by clicking the Subscribe button (top right of the page) or ask us any questions about the project below.

Why provide feedback?

Council is talking to you to help us understand your thoughts on the design of the potential wetland. The information and feedback you give during this community consultation process will help us to plan what a potential wetland could look like. Any potential wetland construction will be subject to available funding in future years.

Please provide your feedback by Monday 25 February 2019.

What are we doing?

In 2019 we are implementing two actions in the Donath and Dole Reserves Master Plan (2014), including:

  • Developing a concept design for a potential wetland and stormwater harvesting system at Dole Reserve (A)
  • Construction of a small picnic area at Donath West Reserve, including picnic tables, a drink fountain, bins, trees, garden beds and concrete path works (B)


Preliminary concept plans and the Donath and Dole Reserves Master Plan are available in the document library on the right side column of this page.

As part of these projects, we would love to hear your questions and feedback.

We’d like you to tell us:

  • What your thoughts are on the design of the potential wetland (refer to preliminary concept plan)
  • Ideas and local knowledge that may be relevant
  • Any questions you may have around either of these projects

How can I get involved?

Meet-and-greet

We are inviting local residents to come chat to us and ask us any questions about the potential wetland and stormwater harvesting system at Dole Reserve and the new picnic area at Donath West Reserve. As a thank-you for your time, you can take home a free native plant!

When: Saturday 16 February 2019, 10am-12pm
Where: Dole Reserve, behind Keon Park Children's Hub, 1-7 Dole Avenue Reservoir

Provide feedback on this page

You can provide feedback here on this page in the Q&A section below and we will respond within 3 business days

You can find out more about constructed wetlands, and commonly asked questions, in the "Frequently Asked Questions" sections on the right side column of this page.

More information on what Darebin is doing to conserve water and improve the health of our waterways can be found by visiting the interactive Darebin Water map here.

You can also register to receive project updates by clicking the Subscribe button (top right of the page) or ask us any questions about the project below.

Why provide feedback?

Council is talking to you to help us understand your thoughts on the design of the potential wetland. The information and feedback you give during this community consultation process will help us to plan what a potential wetland could look like. Any potential wetland construction will be subject to available funding in future years.

Please provide your feedback by Monday 25 February 2019.

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  • Feedback regarding Dole Reserve. Could these facters please be seriously considered when developing and redeveloping the existing play area next to the Koen Park Childrens Hub. Currently there is no shelter over the play gound area. During the hotter season and equally in the colder seasons a covered area; partial over the playground features, ie monkey bars, slide, swings etc would be gretaly benefitted. Whilst there are trees in the area, they only provide shelter at certain times of the day and are only very partial. This would prompt the use of the areas as they would become more desirable hence promoting healthier lifestyles for kids and parents. As far as I know there are none or very few play ground area in Darebin that have covered areas which I find appalling. Also access to public toilets in this area.

    quin young asked 6 days ago

    Hi Quin Young,

    Thanks for your message.

    The playspace at Dole Reserve was upgraded in 2011 and as such is not due for an upgrade for another few years. When an upgrade is proposed, we'll let the community know, and invite them for their thoughts and ideas about the proposed upgrade at the time. That will be a great time for you to share your ideas.

    Regarding toilets, I have made some enquiries and can confirm the toilets in the Children's Hub are available for use when the centre is open. Also, there are toilets opened during daylight hours at JM Lake stadium which is just a short walk from the playspace towards Cheddar Road.

    Thanks again for your message, and please let me know if you have any other questions or comments.

    Regards,

    Jules

  • Seeing your note about the wetlands on Dole reserve was amazing l have always dreamt of having a urban forest but thought nothing great would happen there. Seeing your plans was like getting the best present ever, what a great idea. This area is lacking water. So happy to see the Environmental area of city of darebin has some forward thinking people there. I was happy with you giving us choice on trees to be planted in my area and street a few years ago. I said yes to bird loving trees and now they are starting to bloom. Your plan is exceptional l only hope no trees have to be removed from the area. With the rising price of houses our area we have to become more like other suburbs. People remark when they visit me in reservoir, they say it is so barren no trees ect. Coming from southern suburbs. There is so many bird and water birds in the area. They will love this and so with l. Thanks you so much. Let me know if l can do anything to assist in making this happen. More Trees Please Lloyd Avenue Reservoir

    more trees please asked 9 days ago

    Hello More Trees Please,

    Thank you so much for this amazing feedback! I am so happy to hear such a positive response for the project from a community member.

    The landscape concept design for the potential wetland does look fantastic, I agree. I know the space will most certainly benefit from more trees, plants and the wetland itself. As you mentioned, the wetland will hopefully increase the biodiversity in the area, as well as having educational benefits for the community.

    No existing trees will need to be removed as part of this project, thank you for asking such an important question!

    Please keep in touch via the Your Say page, and if you are available on Saturday 16 March between 10-12 noon, pop down to Dole Reserve and say hello! We’re giving away native plants as a thank you for your feedback.

  • The proposed wetland/pond is far too small, a much bigger one will be great.

    Tony.D asked 8 days ago

    Hi Tony.D

    Thank you for your feedback on the size of the potential wetland at Dole Reserve.

    The potential wetland concept plan has allowed for approximately 1,500m2 of water surface area. Council’s consultants determined this to be the best size to meet water quality targets (removing pollutants in the water), while reducing evaporation and infiltration, construction costs and ongoing maintenance costs of the potential wetland. In preparing the landscape concept plan, this size will also best balance the available open space of Dole Reserve and its varied uses (i.e. Children’s hub, playground area, sports field, dog-walking).

    If you have any further information on why the wetland should be bigger, please let me know. I can also be contacted via phone on 8470 8328.

    Kind regards,

    Stiele Hagens