Why has Hastings Ave reserve been selected for an upgrade?

    The park on Hastings Avenue, Sellicks Beach has been identified for an upgrade as the playground and surround facilities have reached the end of their useful life. The Open Space Strategic Management Plan 2018-23 (OSSMP) also identifies that the Hastings Avenue reserve is to be brought up to a District level reserve when due for renewal.

    How are our parks and reserves planned?

    Our Open Space Strategic Management Plan 2018-23 (OSSMP) guides the development of our reserves – the plan can be viewed here.  

    This park has been identified by the OSSMP as a District Family Park. Local Family Parks provide a small play area within easy walking distance.

    This park has been identified by the OSSMP as a Local Family Park. Local Family Parks provide a small play area within easy walking distance.

    Our open space network can be viewed here which uses an interactive map to show each park and their category as determined by the OSSMP. The left hand column explains each category type and the level of service provided for that category. 

    What is planned for this park?

    The below outlines what is planned:

    • installation of a new playground 
    • nature play elements
    • shelter with a picnic setting
    • seats
    • Upgraded BMX track
    • installation of an irrigation system to provide a kickabout area
    • upgrade to the pathway network 
    • renewed landscape

    Please refer to the concept plan for more details.

    Will the skate park and BMX be upgraded?

    Yes - An update to the BMX is to be completed as part of stage one of the upgrade.

    Will a toilet be included?

    A toilet will be considered as part of stage 2 if demand is shown.

    Will shade sails over the playground equipment be included?

    Shade for the playground will be considered as part of this project as it is within of the service standard for District Family Park.

    Will a pathway be include?

    Pathway networks will be included as part of this reserve upgrade.

    What happens to my feedback?

    We will collate all of the feedback received and review common themes and how ideas fit in line with the service standard for this park. This information will be placed into a feedback report that will direct the final design of this park.

    While we may be unable to provide everything asked for by the community, your feedback is important and will help us understand community priorities.

    When will the upgrade work happen?

    We will engage with the community over the next few weeks. We will then compile the feedback and complete the final design of the park. Once the final design has been developed it will be added to this Your Say page.

    The upgrade is expected to be completed by December 2021.

    Advance notice signage will be erected on site before construction.