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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.

Penders Park Vision & Design Principles

The Penders Park Project Control Group (PCG), made up of local community members has been busy working on a vision and design principles that will guide us in how the park is improved.

How do I get involved?

The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who filled out our survey. We will prepare a report with the results to share with you.

You can also 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.

Penders Park Vision & Design Principles

The Penders Park Project Control Group (PCG), made up of local community members has been busy working on a vision and design principles that will guide us in how the park is improved.

How do I get involved?

The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who filled out our survey. We will prepare a report with the results to share with you.

You can also 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 Open Air Cinema

    2 days 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
    Consultation on 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...

    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
    Consultation on 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 Meeting Update

    1 day 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

    about 2 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

    2 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

    3 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

    3 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

    4 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
  • Play Ground Location, Toilets & Consultation Update

    4 months ago

    The group reviewed the preliminary feedback from the survey and briefs for the master plan presentation, made plans for further investigation and advocacy around a changing places toilet facility and revisited the master plan layout, mud mapping the locations of different elements discussed last week. The group are currently engaging with the Wurundjeri Council and the local Aboriginal community.

    The group reviewed the preliminary feedback from the survey and briefs for the master plan presentation, made plans for further investigation and advocacy around a changing places toilet facility and revisited the master plan layout, mud mapping the locations of different elements discussed last week. The group are currently engaging with the Wurundjeri Council and the local Aboriginal community.

  • Progress Update 7 - Putting Ideas on Paper!

    5 months ago

    At the groups last meeting we brainstormed and mud mapped potential master plan opportunities on a large park map and considered the quick wins that could be procured to show some on the ground action in tandem. The group also discussed potential innovative formats (vids, vox pop as well as paper document) and launch ideas for the final master plan.


    At the groups last meeting we brainstormed and mud mapped potential master plan opportunities on a large park map and considered the quick wins that could be procured to show some on the ground action in tandem. The group also discussed potential innovative formats (vids, vox pop as well as paper document) and launch ideas for the final master plan.


  • Progress Update 6 The Master Plan

    5 months ago

    The drop in session was a great day. Thanks to all who came and gave us feedback on the vision and design principles. If you didn't get to the drop in session the survey is open until Monday 27th August, please let us know what you think of the vision and principles. We will provide feedback on the results when the survey closes.

    In the meantime the group has settled on a format for the master plan that includes not only a master plan document with stages and priorities, but a document that will link the master plan vision and...

    The drop in session was a great day. Thanks to all who came and gave us feedback on the vision and design principles. If you didn't get to the drop in session the survey is open until Monday 27th August, please let us know what you think of the vision and principles. We will provide feedback on the results when the survey closes.

    In the meantime the group has settled on a format for the master plan that includes not only a master plan document with stages and priorities, but a document that will link the master plan vision and design principles to other strategic objectives and outcomes for community connections and placemaking.