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.

  • Final Penders park Master Plan

    3 months ago

    Community feedback is being considered for inclusion in the final master plan in preparation for consideration by Council.

    Community feedback is being considered for inclusion in the final master plan in preparation for consideration by Council.

  • Seeking feedback on Penders Park Master Plan

    4 months ago

    At its Council meeting on 22 July 2019, Council considered the draft Penders Park Master Plan and endorsed the release of the draft master plan for consultation to seek feedback from the community.

    The draft master plan is now available so please take a look and share your thoughts by 26 August 2019.







    At its Council meeting on 22 July 2019, Council considered the draft Penders Park Master Plan and endorsed the release of the draft master plan for consultation to seek feedback from the community.

    The draft master plan is now available so please take a look and share your thoughts by 26 August 2019.







  • Final PCG Meeting

    5 months ago

    The group reviewed the all abilities playspace final concept plans. Stage one of construction is planned for this financial year.

    The master plan is in draft form and will go to Council to be released for public consultation in late July and August.

    The PCG put forward suggestions for the potential future of the PCGs relationship with council, recognising the PCG's role in an innovative community engagement process.

    The PCG resolved to continue lobbying local members and future councillors once the master plan is endorsed to pursue the implementation of key master plan actions.

    The group reviewed the all abilities playspace final concept plans. Stage one of construction is planned for this financial year.

    The master plan is in draft form and will go to Council to be released for public consultation in late July and August.

    The PCG put forward suggestions for the potential future of the PCGs relationship with council, recognising the PCG's role in an innovative community engagement process.

    The PCG resolved to continue lobbying local members and future councillors once the master plan is endorsed to pursue the implementation of key master plan actions.

  • PCG Meeting Update - All Abilities Playspace Revised Draft Design

    5 months ago

    The PCG reviewed a redesign of the playspace concept and provided final comments and feedback informed by the public consultation to the play space designer.

    The PCG reviewed a redesign of the playspace concept and provided final comments and feedback informed by the public consultation to the play space designer.

  • 'Quick Wins' New turf for Penders park!

    6 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.

    A key part of these works is the installation of new turf to the western end of the park.

    The works will commence on Tuesday 21 May and continue for approximately one week.

    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.

    A key part of these works is the installation of new turf to the western end of the park.

    The works will commence on Tuesday 21 May and continue for approximately one week.

  • Penders Park All Abilities Play Space Consultation Extended

    7 months ago

    The consultation for the All Abilities Play Space has been extended to Friday 17 May.

    The consultation for the All Abilities Play Space has been extended to Friday 17 May.

  • PCG Meeting Update - All Abilities play Space DRAFT

    7 months ago

    The PCG met with the Access All Abilities playspace designers to workshop the concept design that’s currently out for consultation. The group engaged in detailed discussion on accessibility, universal design and integrated multi-age elements, a more workable playspace footprint and the space’s evolving materiality. The group resolved to extend the playspace consultation for an additional week and a half to Friday 17 May.

    The PCG met with the Access All Abilities playspace designers to workshop the concept design that’s currently out for consultation. The group engaged in detailed discussion on accessibility, universal design and integrated multi-age elements, a more workable playspace footprint and the space’s evolving materiality. The group resolved to extend the playspace consultation for an additional week and a half to Friday 17 May.

  • DRAFT Penders Park Master plan at Council Briefing

    7 months ago

    The PCG presented their consultation results and provided the Councillors with a draft copy of the Penders Park Master plan at a Council briefing on Monday 6 May. The draft master plan was well received and will be released for public consultation in late May and early June.

    The PCG presented their consultation results and provided the Councillors with a draft copy of the Penders Park Master plan at a Council briefing on Monday 6 May. The draft master plan was well received and will be released for public consultation in late May and early June.

  • PCG Meeting Update 24 April

    7 months ago

    The PCG reviewed the draft playspace design and prepared some feedback and questions for the play space consultant and planned the council briefing for May 6.

    The PCG reviewed the draft playspace design and prepared some feedback and questions for the play space consultant and planned the council briefing for May 6.

  • PCG Meeting Update 10 April

    7 months ago

    The play space consultants presented the draft plans for the all abilities play space. The PCG discussed plans for a councillor briefing and discussion on 6 May, the draft budget and project priorities.

    The play space consultants presented the draft plans for the all abilities play space. The PCG discussed plans for a councillor briefing and discussion on 6 May, the draft budget and project priorities.