redevelopment of Aldershot Reserve
in St Albans Park is one step closer, after
Council endorsed the master plan at last night’s Council meeting. The
Aldershot Reserve Master Plan received strong community support when it was
released for public comment
in June 2020, with 95 per cent of responders in
support of the concept plan.
Mayor Stephanie Asher said this was a positive step for the redevelopment of
to see such strong community support for the master plan, which is a clear
indication of how important the redevelopment of this reserve is.
redevelopment will have such a positive impact on the St Albans community, as
it has been designed to meets their needs now and for future generations.
elements were guided by extensive community feedback which identified improved
children’s play opportunities, additional trees and the creation of exercise
and play opportunities for adults as priority areas for the community.
Dog-walking was also highlighted as the number one reason people currently
visit the reserve.
the current and potential future use of the space, the Aldershot Reserve Master
sealed pump track suitable for bicycles and scooters;
- A fenced dog park;
- Additional trees and plenty of open space;
- A fitness area;
- Improved shelter, BBQ and play space facilities; and
made to the reserve will also help create a more accessible open space, with
sealed paths and accessible furniture and play facilities for children of all
safety concerns have been addressed via the findings of a Crime Prevention
Through Environmental Design analysis, which proposed implementing safety
design principles such as the suitable positioning and distance between trees,
ensuring there is sufficient outdoor lighting for wayfinding and safety
purposes and maintaining a clear line of sight throughout the reserve.
councillor Sarah Mansfield thanked community members for their involvement in
shaping the master plan.
It is exciting
to see this plan finalised, particularly for the residents of St Albans Park
and surrounding suburbs.
A considerable amount of work has gone in to planning this redevelopment to
create a green open space where both children and adults can play and exercise
safely and dog-walkers can continue to enjoy the reserve.
you to the residents who took the time to submit their feedback and help shape
the Aldershot Reserve Master Plan for the whole community.
masterplan is a great foundation, but the real work in implementing it now
begins. I look forward to seeing the progress of this project.
redevelopment of the reserve is identified as a key project of the Social Infrastructure Plan, which was adopted by Council in April 2020.
The works shown
in the master plan are estimated to cost approximately $3.2 million, with
upgrades to be made in stages.