Penders Park - Your Park Your Way

Penders Park Entry

Over the past year, Darebin Council has been working with a Project Control Group (PCG) made up of local residents to design and develop the Penders Park Master Plan.

The master plan communicates proposed improvements to the park as part of a greater vision that is inclusive, sustainable and welcoming.

At its Council Meeting on Wednesday 6 November 2019, Council adopted the Penders Park Master Plan, following community consultation.

Thank you to all of you who provided feedback on the draft Penders Park Master Plan. We have reviewed all of this feedback and incorporated some great suggestions into the master plan.

A special thank you goes out to the Project Control Group, for coming together to provide invaluable community insights and for their time, energy and commitment in co-creating this master plan for Penders Park.

Click on the image below to view the adopted Penders Park Master Plan


What’s next?

The all abilities playspace design is complete and the first stage of construction will commence in early 2020. The first stage will include play spaces and preliminary landscaping including mulched garden beds. Planting will take place in the second stage.

Keep an eye out for updates on this page.

Over the past year, Darebin Council has been working with a Project Control Group (PCG) made up of local residents to design and develop the Penders Park Master Plan.

The master plan communicates proposed improvements to the park as part of a greater vision that is inclusive, sustainable and welcoming.

At its Council Meeting on Wednesday 6 November 2019, Council adopted the Penders Park Master Plan, following community consultation.

Thank you to all of you who provided feedback on the draft Penders Park Master Plan. We have reviewed all of this feedback and incorporated some great suggestions into the master plan.

A special thank you goes out to the Project Control Group, for coming together to provide invaluable community insights and for their time, energy and commitment in co-creating this master plan for Penders Park.

Click on the image below to view the adopted Penders Park Master Plan


What’s next?

The all abilities playspace design is complete and the first stage of construction will commence in early 2020. The first stage will include play spaces and preliminary landscaping including mulched garden beds. Planting will take place in the second stage.

Keep an eye out for updates on this page.

  • PCG Meeting / Progress Update

    8 months ago

    The PCG discussed plans for a councillor briefing and discussion on April 15, (this date was later moved to 6 May) project priorities and received an update on the current works underway in the park. We discussed the master plan document and provided feedback for Celsius Design.


    The PCG discussed plans for a councillor briefing and discussion on April 15, (this date was later moved to 6 May) project priorities and received an update on the current works underway in the park. We discussed the master plan document and provided feedback for Celsius Design.


  • 'Quick Wins' - park upgrade works commence

    9 months 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

    9 months 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

    11 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

    10 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

    11 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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.