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.

  • Our consultation so far

    over 1 year ago
    Penders infographic

    On Saturday 9 December 2017 Council held a drop in session at Pender’s Park.

    People came to provide their ideas about what they would like to see improved at the park. Council received over 200 comments from this event and the online consultation.

    What you said

    We’ve grouped all the comments into themes. The infographic shows the main eight theme and the table below provides some examples of your comments.


    THEMES

    EXAMPLES
    Play space Nature play, water play, other ball sports, gym equipment
    Amenity Toilets, BBQ facilities, fencing, seating, more rubbish bins, recycling bins, better fencing
    Dog area Better dog
    ...

    On Saturday 9 December 2017 Council held a drop in session at Pender’s Park.

    People came to provide their ideas about what they would like to see improved at the park. Council received over 200 comments from this event and the online consultation.

    What you said

    We’ve grouped all the comments into themes. The infographic shows the main eight theme and the table below provides some examples of your comments.


    THEMES

    EXAMPLES
    Play space Nature play, water play, other ball sports, gym equipment
    Amenity Toilets, BBQ facilities, fencing, seating, more rubbish bins, recycling bins, better fencing
    Dog area Better dog facilities, keep the park as a dog off lead area with appropriate separation from other park uses including playground areas
    Accessibility Make the park easily useable for all abilities
    Safety Lighting, traffic, CCTV
    Landscape Community gardens, more shade trees, better grass, improve the garden beds
    Events Community markets, story-telling about the park’s Aboriginal and European heritage
    Cycling Bike trails

  • Progress Update 1 from the Project Control Group

    over 1 year ago

    The project control group (PCG) has been meeting and is working on developing a vision statement incorporating the themes from community feedback from the drop in session in December last year. The vision statement will guide the development of key ideas to shape the staged approach to the redevelopment of the park. The key ideas include enhancing safety, improving accessibility, improving facilities, developing an all age’s universally accessible play space and improving landscaping.

    The project control group (PCG) has been meeting and is working on developing a vision statement incorporating the themes from community feedback from the drop in session in December last year. The vision statement will guide the development of key ideas to shape the staged approach to the redevelopment of the park. The key ideas include enhancing safety, improving accessibility, improving facilities, developing an all age’s universally accessible play space and improving landscaping.

  • Project Control Group Selected

    almost 2 years ago

    The Pender's Park Project Control Group were selected by Council at a meeting on Monday 26 February. Congratulations to those selected and thank you to everyone who submitted an EOI. The development of the master plan will benefit greatly from the passion and commitment expressed in the all the submissions.

    The Pender's Park Project Control Group were selected by Council at a meeting on Monday 26 February. Congratulations to those selected and thank you to everyone who submitted an EOI. The development of the master plan will benefit greatly from the passion and commitment expressed in the all the submissions.

  • Project Control Group Selection

    almost 2 years ago

    The Pender's Park Community Project Control Group (PCG) will be selected and endorsed by council at a council meeting on Monday 26 February at 6pm.

    Please feel free to come along.

    The Pender's Park Community Project Control Group (PCG) will be selected and endorsed by council at a council meeting on Monday 26 February at 6pm.

    Please feel free to come along.

  • Pender's Park Drop in session

    almost 2 years ago
    Yoursay table1

    Free coffee and face painting, loads of great ideas and interesting conversations at the Pender's Park info session last Saturday.


    Free coffee and face painting, loads of great ideas and interesting conversations at the Pender's Park info session last Saturday.


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  • Pender's Park - Your Park Your Way

    about 2 years ago

    The Expressions of Interest process is now open for you to get involved in the future of Pender's Park.

    The Expressions of Interest process is now open for you to get involved in the future of Pender's Park.

  • Background

    over 1 year ago

    Community advocacy by local residents and users of Pender's Park and a commitment by Darebin Council to the Council plan Darebin 2021 has seen a fresh, new community-led design approach endorsed to create a master plan for Pender's Park in Thornbury.

    In consideration of the significant community support for a master plan for Pender's Park, and as identified in the new Council Plan Darebin 2021 Goal 2.2. and the Play Space Strategy 2010 - 2020, Council has committed to developing a master plan for Pender's Park including an all abilities play space.


    Community advocacy by local residents and users of Pender's Park and a commitment by Darebin Council to the Council plan Darebin 2021 has seen a fresh, new community-led design approach endorsed to create a master plan for Pender's Park in Thornbury.

    In consideration of the significant community support for a master plan for Pender's Park, and as identified in the new Council Plan Darebin 2021 Goal 2.2. and the Play Space Strategy 2010 - 2020, Council has committed to developing a master plan for Pender's Park including an all abilities play space.