Robinson Reserve Master Plan

Consultation has concluded

An areal image of Robinson Reserve

Robinson Reserve is a seven hectare reserve, adjacent to the Osborne Park Community Centre and bound by Royal, Park and Waterloo streets in Tuart Hill. The reserve is classified as a district open space and provides valuable sporting and recreational opportunities for the community.

The Robinson Reserve Master Plan has been developed through stakeholder and community engagement, and was endorsed at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 June 2018.

A number of upgrades and improvements will occur as part of the master plan, which include:

  • additional park furniture such as shelters, barbecues, artwork and seating

  • new path network

  • new playground

  • removal and replacement of fencing

  • additional car parking facilities

  • new skate and scooter elements

  • new basketball/netball half court facilities

  • general landscaping works.

Gathering feedback from the community is an important part of the master planning process as the information you provide helps us understand the community’s expectations and needs.

Within this page you will find detailed information about the Robinson Reserve Master Plan and its implementation.

Consultation on the Master Plan closed 26 March 2018.

Robinson Reserve is a seven hectare reserve, adjacent to the Osborne Park Community Centre and bound by Royal, Park and Waterloo streets in Tuart Hill. The reserve is classified as a district open space and provides valuable sporting and recreational opportunities for the community.

The Robinson Reserve Master Plan has been developed through stakeholder and community engagement, and was endorsed at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 June 2018.

A number of upgrades and improvements will occur as part of the master plan, which include:

  • additional park furniture such as shelters, barbecues, artwork and seating

  • new path network

  • new playground

  • removal and replacement of fencing

  • additional car parking facilities

  • new skate and scooter elements

  • new basketball/netball half court facilities

  • general landscaping works.

Gathering feedback from the community is an important part of the master planning process as the information you provide helps us understand the community’s expectations and needs.

Within this page you will find detailed information about the Robinson Reserve Master Plan and its implementation.

Consultation on the Master Plan closed 26 March 2018.

Consultation has concluded
  • Community provides feedback on Robinson Reserve

    9 months ago

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Robinson Reserve Master Plan.

    The community was asked to provide comment on the Master Plan throughout February and March 2018. During this time the project page received more than 1,600 visits from which 163 submissions were received.

    The feedback we received was used to inform the final Master Plan, which was endorsed by Council at the 12 June 2018 meeting.

    What we heard through the Master Plan consultation

    We heard how excited the community is to see the upgrades and improvements happen at Robinson reserve.

    We heard...

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Robinson Reserve Master Plan.

    The community was asked to provide comment on the Master Plan throughout February and March 2018. During this time the project page received more than 1,600 visits from which 163 submissions were received.

    The feedback we received was used to inform the final Master Plan, which was endorsed by Council at the 12 June 2018 meeting.

    What we heard through the Master Plan consultation

    We heard how excited the community is to see the upgrades and improvements happen at Robinson reserve.

    We heard that the top three most important upgrades and improvements to reserve include upgrades to public toilet amenities, addition of barbecue areas and picnic seating.

    Other aspects important to the local community include:

    • The inclusion of a recreation area development of a new path network and the development of a new major playground
    • The need for a larger size picnic seating area
    • On-street parking along Royal Street
    • The need for 1.8m high fencing
    • The retention of the hill.

    The community also said that all these important aspects need to consider the Agricultural Show and other key users.

    What else did we hear?

    • Osborne Park Agricultural Show

    The community highlighted their support for the annual Osborne Park Agricultural Show and told us how important the Show is to the local community.

    What are we doing with this information?

    The City continues to ensure the master plan considers the needs of the Show and is working closely with the Osborne Park Agricultural Society and other key reserve users make sure the master plan supports the Show and how it works.

    • Additional playing fields

    Comments received through consultation requested consideration of an additional cricket wicket within the reserve.

    What are we doing with this information?

    The City considered this request but at this time an additional cricket wicket facility is not viable given available space, sports field dimension requirements and the location of existing cricket facilities within close proximity such as those at Grenville Reserve.

    • Reserve fencing

    From comments received about the removal and replacement of fencing around the reserve we understand that local community members want to see 1.8m fencing around the reserve to support the functionality of the annual Osborne Park Show and for the safety of children and dogs using the reserve.

    What are we doing with this information?

    The master plan has been endorsed with 1.8m fencing around the reserve.

    • New Playground

    Many community members highlighted that they liked the idea of a modern themed playground with a nature based play area with themes that link with the Osborne Community Hub was an important feature.

    The community also mentioned that it would be good to separate dogs and children – fencing of the playground was requested.

    What are we doing with this information?

    The playground concept design has been developed with this feedback in mind. The location of the playground in the south western corner will help separate dogs and children and create better links to the Osborne Hub.

    The perimeter reserve fencing will provide access control, as such no internal fence is being provided.

    • Dedicated dog exercise area

    Comments received through consultation requested consideration of a fenced area for dog walking.

    What are we doing with this information?

    Given the need to maximise the shared use of Robinson Reserve, the proximity to residents in relation to noise impact, and the provision of fencing around the reserve to provide access control, no additional internal fencing is being considered.

  • Feedback sought on Robinson Reserve Master Plan

    9 months ago

    The Robinson Reserve Master Plan was developed through stakeholder and community engagement, and was endorsed to go out for public comment at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

    The community provided feedback on the plan including the following upgrades and improvements:

    • additional park furniture such as shelters, barbecues, artwork and seating
    • new path network
    • new playground
    • removal and replacement of fencing
    • additional car parking facilities
    • new skate and scooter elements
    • new basketball/netball half court facilities
    • general landscaping works.

    The comment period closed on Monday 26 March 2018 and the...

    The Robinson Reserve Master Plan was developed through stakeholder and community engagement, and was endorsed to go out for public comment at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

    The community provided feedback on the plan including the following upgrades and improvements:

    • additional park furniture such as shelters, barbecues, artwork and seating
    • new path network
    • new playground
    • removal and replacement of fencing
    • additional car parking facilities
    • new skate and scooter elements
    • new basketball/netball half court facilities
    • general landscaping works.

    The comment period closed on Monday 26 March 2018 and the feedback was analysed and used to update elements of the plan, which was presented to Council at the 12 June 2018 meeting.