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PENDERS PARK MASTER PLAN

Council are supporting a Project Control Group (PCG) made up of local residents to design and develop the Pender’s Park Master Plan. The PCG is chaired by a Rucker Ward Councillor and through consensus the PCG will manage the delivery of the master plan.

How do I get involved?

You can subscribe to receive project updates by clicking STAY INFORMED and the project is regularly updated in the NEWS FEED below.

Next steps

We are developing a master plan for endorsement by Darebin Council. You can check this site for updates and we’ll have signs in the park too.

PENDERS PARK MASTER PLAN

Council are supporting a Project Control Group (PCG) made up of local residents to design and develop the Pender’s Park Master Plan. The PCG is chaired by a Rucker Ward Councillor and through consensus the PCG will manage the delivery of the master plan.

How do I get involved?

You can subscribe to receive project updates by clicking STAY INFORMED and the project is regularly updated in the NEWS FEED below.

Next steps

We are developing a master plan for endorsement by Darebin Council. You can check this site for updates and we’ll have signs in the park too.

  • 'Quick Wins' - park upgrade works commence

    1 day ago

    As part of the development of the Penders park master plan some 'quick wins' were identified in the community feedback. These 'quick wins' are minor upgrades to the park infrastructure and facilities.

    On 25 March 2019 contractors will be on site to install granitic gravel paths at the east and west ends of the park to create a circuit track. They will also install some bicycle hoops near the basketball court.

    More landscape upgrades are planned for May so stay tuned....

    As part of the development of the Penders park master plan some 'quick wins' were identified in the community feedback. These 'quick wins' are minor upgrades to the park infrastructure and facilities.

    On 25 March 2019 contractors will be on site to install granitic gravel paths at the east and west ends of the park to create a circuit track. They will also install some bicycle hoops near the basketball court.

    More landscape upgrades are planned for May so stay tuned....

  • PCG Progress Update

    13 days ago

    The PCG met with key council officers and councillor Trent McCarthy. We discussed the MP text and draft document as well as timelines and priorities for inclusion in the implementation plan. The group clarified roles and responsibilities and reflected on the challenges and opportunities involved in utilising the PCG model in future projects. The team reviewed the process and timelines for the coming draft budget in relation to the Master Plan.

    The PCG met with key council officers and councillor Trent McCarthy. We discussed the MP text and draft document as well as timelines and priorities for inclusion in the implementation plan. The group clarified roles and responsibilities and reflected on the challenges and opportunities involved in utilising the PCG model in future projects. The team reviewed the process and timelines for the coming draft budget in relation to the Master Plan.

  • Penders Park Open Air Cinema

    2 months ago
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    Join us for a free and inclusive community evening at Penders Park, Thornbury

    THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG)

    Saturday 9 February, 2019

    6pm for an 8:30pm screening.


    Event Details

    6pm - Community picnic - coffee and ice cream vans on site
    Provide ideas for the all abilities playspace design
    Free pre-screening accessible activities run by Westside Circus

    7:30pm - Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Council

    8:30pm - Screening of The Greatest Showman (PG)

    Access

    • This will be a relaxed screening
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Auslan interpreted
    • Audio description services
    • Captioned screen content
    • Audio described screen content
    • Chill out space available

    ...

    Join us for a free and inclusive community evening at Penders Park, Thornbury

    THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG)

    Saturday 9 February, 2019

    6pm for an 8:30pm screening.


    Event Details

    6pm - Community picnic - coffee and ice cream vans on site
    Provide ideas for the all abilities playspace design
    Free pre-screening accessible activities run by Westside Circus

    7:30pm - Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Council

    8:30pm - Screening of The Greatest Showman (PG)

    Access

    • This will be a relaxed screening
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Auslan interpreted
    • Audio description services
    • Captioned screen content
    • Audio described screen content
    • Chill out space available

    Getting There

    The nearest tram stop is 41 Collins St/High St (Thornbury). This is not an accessible stop.

    The nearest train station is Thornbury Railway Station. This is an accessible railway station.


    For transport or access assistance please contact Ella Bucovaz

    at Darebin City Council on 03 8470 8888 or at ella.bucovaz@darebin.vic.gov.au


  • PCG Progress Update

    about 2 months ago

    At our last meeting the PCG continued planning for the Open Air Cinema event, confirmed the preferred concept for the graphic design of the masterplan. The group discussed implementation of the master plan including quick wins and priorities for the next few years.

    At our last meeting the PCG continued planning for the Open Air Cinema event, confirmed the preferred concept for the graphic design of the masterplan. The group discussed implementation of the master plan including quick wins and priorities for the next few years.

  • PCG Meeting Update

    2 months ago

    The PCG reviewed two concepts presented by Celsius Design for the master plan document and continued planning for the Open air cinema event on Feb 9. The group discussed options for improving the landscaping and irrigation and planned for a council briefing on April 1, 2019.

    The PCG reviewed two concepts presented by Celsius Design for the master plan document and continued planning for the Open air cinema event on Feb 9. The group discussed options for improving the landscaping and irrigation and planned for a council briefing on April 1, 2019.

  • PCG progress Update

    4 months ago

    The PCG met with the contracted landscape architect – Bricolage Design, to review the plans for consultation and design of the all abilities PLAYSPACE, we reviewed plans for the February 9 Open Air cinema and confirmed the Wurundjeri walk through the park with elders in December. We confirmed the 'quick wins' scope of works for landscape upgrades to be put out next fortnight.


    The PCG met with the contracted landscape architect – Bricolage Design, to review the plans for consultation and design of the all abilities PLAYSPACE, we reviewed plans for the February 9 Open Air cinema and confirmed the Wurundjeri walk through the park with elders in December. We confirmed the 'quick wins' scope of works for landscape upgrades to be put out next fortnight.


  • PCG Meetings - Update

    4 months ago

    Last Wednesday the PCG discussed options for the upcoming open-air cinema event on Feb 9, planned elements of the master plan implementation and the structure and format of the final master plan document.

    Last Wednesday the PCG discussed options for the upcoming open-air cinema event on Feb 9, planned elements of the master plan implementation and the structure and format of the final master plan document.

  • Progress Update - Quick Wins and an Outdoor Cinema Event

    5 months ago

    The PCG confirmed the quick wins to be undertaken by the end of this financial year with existing funds. The group resolved to brief council with the draft master plan in early 2019 (Feb – Mar) and make a request for the consecutive design and construction of the all-abilities play space and a changing places toilet.

    The group has set themselves to planning an outdoor cinema event for February 9, 2019 and finalising content for the draft master plan by the end of January.

    The PCG confirmed the quick wins to be undertaken by the end of this financial year with existing funds. The group resolved to brief council with the draft master plan in early 2019 (Feb – Mar) and make a request for the consecutive design and construction of the all-abilities play space and a changing places toilet.

    The group has set themselves to planning an outdoor cinema event for February 9, 2019 and finalising content for the draft master plan by the end of January.

  • Progress Update - The Play Space

    5 months ago

    Eight Landscape Architecture consultancies have been asked to prepare a quotation for the design and preparation of construction drawings for an All Abilities Playspace and Accessible toilet including a Changing Place facility.


    Eight Landscape Architecture consultancies have been asked to prepare a quotation for the design and preparation of construction drawings for an All Abilities Playspace and Accessible toilet including a Changing Place facility.


  • Drop In session - Consultation Report

    6 months ago

    The results are in from the drop in session in July.

    People said of the event

    “Today’s response and attendance is a strong indication of how loved Pender's is seen. Its communal friendliness and connection with young and old is the answer and value.”

    Here is a summary of the key results:

    • 200 community members attended the drop-in event (approx).

    • 99 online survey participants.

    • 372 bits of feedback received at community event. 149 online comments.

    • Over 70% of feedback strongly agreed with the Vision (17% agreed).

    • Over 80% of feedback rated five out of the six key design principles as...

    The results are in from the drop in session in July.

    People said of the event

    “Today’s response and attendance is a strong indication of how loved Pender's is seen. Its communal friendliness and connection with young and old is the answer and value.”

    Here is a summary of the key results:

    • 200 community members attended the drop-in event (approx).

    • 99 online survey participants.

    • 372 bits of feedback received at community event. 149 online comments.

    • Over 70% of feedback strongly agreed with the Vision (17% agreed).

    • Over 80% of feedback rated five out of the six key design principles as ‘Very important’ or ‘Important’.

    • The ‘Distinctive Identity’ principle had mixed results - 13% rating it ‘Not at all important’/’Less important’. Despite this, 66% rated it ‘Important’ or ‘Very important’.

    • 65% of online participants live in Thornbury, 24% in Preston.

    See more of the Report in the Document Library