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.


Ask us anything about Mayer Park and/or the Mayer Park Project Control Group!

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    Hi, I moved into the area, literally across the road from Mayer park, just after this your say closed off. I'm keen to know what the Master Plan looks like, or drafts/suggestions to it. please advise. kind regards, Rick Tonissen

    Rick asked 5 months ago

    Hi Rick,

    Thank you for your query - great timing. The draft master plan will be released for community consultation in March 2020. There will be several ways for the local community to provide comments. Watch this space!

    Cheers!


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    Great initiative and yes Mayer Park is overdue for improvement planning. Is there an emailing list. I would like to make suggestions and to comment on the draft Masterplan before Council adopt. Thank you Sue

    Maree Leigh asked about 2 years ago

    Hi!

    Thank you for your query! Please send us an email at public.places@darebin.vic.gov.au to request being added to the emailing list. Regular updates will also be posted on this website, including at the key stages of the master planning process where the local community will be given the opportunity to provide comments and feedback. 

    Have a great week!

    Public Places & Design Unit



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    Hello I may not be able to attend the drop on session at Mayer park so How do i put my suggestions forward? Rose Popovska

    Rosse asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Rose,

    Thank you for your question. Even if you cannot make it to the drop in session on Saturday 17 March, we would still love to hear from you. Please feel free to send us an email at public.places@darebin.vic.gov.au.

    We are also inviting local community members to apply for membership to the Project Control Group and hope that you are able to put an application in. Please refer to the Terms of Reference document and Expression of Interest Form downloadable from the Document Library section.

    We look forward to hearing from you!


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    Its now April and no Master Plan?

    Emily B asked 3 months ago

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you for your question. 

    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.

    Kind Regards,

    The City Design Team