Future Mayer Park

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“Mayer Park is a welcoming and inclusive space offering a range of experiences that enables the community to come together to be happy and healthy”


Future Mayer Park is a master plan collaboratively prepared by Darebin Council and a community group consisting of local Thornbury residents.

The master plan sets out a vision for Mayer Park, identifies elements of the park that require improvements, and provides clear actions to guide the implementation of these improvements over time and in future years.


What’s next?

The consultation period on the draft master plan is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to the Future Mayer Park draft master plan.

We are currently reviewing all comments received to help inform final changes to the master plan.

The final Future Mayer Park master plan will be presented back to Council for adoption in August 2020.

You can still view the draft master plan by clicking on the image below.


Background

Significant community support and advocacy by local residents and users of the park combined with Council’s commitment to the Council Plan Darebin 2021 Goal 1.3(External link) has resulted in Council endorsing an innovative community-led design approach to create a master plan for Mayer Park in Thornbury.

Following an Expression of Interest period, Council resolved at its 30 April 2018 meeting to appoint eight community members to the Project Control Group (PCG) and endorsed the PCG Terms of Reference.

Since June 2018, the PCG have had over 20 meetings. In that time, the PCG have familiarised themselves with the site context, Council’s policies and demographic data, workshopped the Vision Statement, developed and led the engagement with the broader community, and summarised the engagement data, to inform the development of the draft master plan.

From October to December 2018, a community engagement process was conducted to gather feedback and comments from the wider community. This included:

  • having a stall at a Makers’ Market event held at Mayer Park
  • an interactive online survey
  • comment postcards distributed to approximately 4,000 households
  • electronic mail-outs to stakeholder groups
  • face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders
  • Facebook posts on the Friends of Mayer Park page
  • engagement activities and consultation milestones that were promoted on Council’s social media streams

Responses and comments were collated by the PCG and have informed the design principles and actions of the draft master plan. View the Community Engagement Summary report.



“Mayer Park is a welcoming and inclusive space offering a range of experiences that enables the community to come together to be happy and healthy”


Future Mayer Park is a master plan collaboratively prepared by Darebin Council and a community group consisting of local Thornbury residents.

The master plan sets out a vision for Mayer Park, identifies elements of the park that require improvements, and provides clear actions to guide the implementation of these improvements over time and in future years.


What’s next?

The consultation period on the draft master plan is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to the Future Mayer Park draft master plan.

We are currently reviewing all comments received to help inform final changes to the master plan.

The final Future Mayer Park master plan will be presented back to Council for adoption in August 2020.

You can still view the draft master plan by clicking on the image below.


Background

Significant community support and advocacy by local residents and users of the park combined with Council’s commitment to the Council Plan Darebin 2021 Goal 1.3(External link) has resulted in Council endorsing an innovative community-led design approach to create a master plan for Mayer Park in Thornbury.

Following an Expression of Interest period, Council resolved at its 30 April 2018 meeting to appoint eight community members to the Project Control Group (PCG) and endorsed the PCG Terms of Reference.

Since June 2018, the PCG have had over 20 meetings. In that time, the PCG have familiarised themselves with the site context, Council’s policies and demographic data, workshopped the Vision Statement, developed and led the engagement with the broader community, and summarised the engagement data, to inform the development of the draft master plan.

From October to December 2018, a community engagement process was conducted to gather feedback and comments from the wider community. This included:

  • having a stall at a Makers’ Market event held at Mayer Park
  • an interactive online survey
  • comment postcards distributed to approximately 4,000 households
  • electronic mail-outs to stakeholder groups
  • face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders
  • Facebook posts on the Friends of Mayer Park page
  • engagement activities and consultation milestones that were promoted on Council’s social media streams

Responses and comments were collated by the PCG and have informed the design principles and actions of the draft master plan. View the Community Engagement Summary report.


  • The community consultation period on the draft master plan is now closed

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    19 June, 2020
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    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to the Future Mayer Park draft master plan.

    We are currently reviewing all comments received to help inform final changes to the master plan.

    The final Future Mayer Park master plan will be presented back to Council for adoption in August 2020.

  • Community Feedback Period on the Future Mayer Park Draft Master Plan is now open!

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    06 May, 2020
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    Have a read of the draft master plan for Mayer Park and tell us what you think in the online survey.

    When providing feedback, consider the following: Have we got it right? Is there anything we have missed? What projects would you like to see built first?

    Provide your comments by Monday 8 June

  • Draft Mayer Park Master Plan UPDATE

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    06 April, 2020

    In light of the COVID-19 situation and the evolving restrictions, Council will need to consider the timing and methodology of community consultation on many of its ongoing projects, including the draft master plan for Mayer Park.

    At this stage we can’t anticipate the length of any delays and we thank you for your understanding while we work through this. Now is the time to look after ourselves and each other as we work together to promote good health, patience and compassion, and lessen the impact of the coronavirus in our community.

    Please check back in on this online platform for regular updates.

    For all information about Council’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Darebin Council website.

  • Draft Master Plan coming soon!

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    11 February, 2020

    Over the past 12 months, the Mayer Park Community Group have worked in collaboration with Council to develop the Draft Mayer Park Master Plan.

    We are excited to announce that the Draft Master Plan will be released for community feedback in March 2020.

    Watch this space!


  • Feedback period is now closed!

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    19 November, 2018

    Thank you for all the feedback and comments that have flowed through in the past month! We look forward to sharing the consultation results with you here, as well as at the Makers Market on 1 December! Watch this space!

  • There's still time to share your ideas!

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    31 October, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who have shared their ideas for Mayer Park with us so far. It was also great to talk to so many of you face to face at the consultation session on Saturday 13 October.

    If you haven't done so yet, there is still time to share your ideas with us! Complete the short survey here to share your ideas.

    The feedback period ends 16 November.

  • Community Feedback Period is Open!

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    12 October, 2018

    Share your ideas!

    The Mayer Park Community Group want your ideas and feedback on the vision for Mayer Park to help formulate how it can be improved now and into the future!

    Come and meet us at the Makers Market at Leinster Grove Community Centre on 13 October 2018 between 10am-2pm and share your ideas with us.

    Can’t make it that day? That’s okay. Complete the short survey here to share your ideas.

    Community feedback period closes 16 November 2018.


  • Upcoming community feedback period - Share your ideas!

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    04 October, 2018

    We want your ideas and feedback on the vision for Mayer Park to help formulate how it can be improved now and into the future.

    Come and meet us at the Makers Market at Leinster Grove Community Centre on 13 October 2018 between 10am-2pm and share your ideas with us.

    If you can’t make it that day, there will be a variety of ways to share your ideas with us during the consultation period between 13 October and 16 November 2018.

    Watch this space!

  • Mayer Park Update

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    04 October, 2018

    Since the Mayer Park Community Group (MPCG) was formed, the group have had 4 monthly meetings to date. In that time the group have collated the consultation data from the initial drop-in session, familiarised themselves with Council’s relevant strategies, have set the terms of reference for the project, and created a timeline for continued community consultation. The MPCG also created a suggested vision for Mayer Park for community feedback.

  • Project Control Group Selected

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    10 May, 2018

    The Mayer Park Project Control Group were selected by Council at a meeting on Monday 30 April 2018. Congratulations to those selected and thank you to everyone who submitted an EOI. The PCG will organise their first meeting to kick off this exciting project!