Community Update - Dorset Reserve Enhancement Plan

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Council has developed an enhancement plan for Dorset Recreation Reserve to ensure that the reserve can continue to meet the needs of our community into the future.

A highlight of the plan is the redevelopment of the current sports pavilion into a new multipurpose community and sports hub (hub), which will also be home to the Victorian Burmese/Myanmar community. The hub is being partly funded by the Federal Government following a $2m commitment from Deakin MP Michael Sukkar in 2019.

Key components of the enhancement plan include:

Enhanced sporting facilities

•New Multipurpose Community and Sports Hub incorporating the Victorian Burmese/Myanmar community

•Main soccer pitch with lighting

•Synthetic soccer pitch with lighting

•Warm up pitch (subject to external funding)

•Electronic scoreboards (subject to external funding)

Enhanced open space

•Relocation and improvement of existing playground

•Landscape improvements

Enhanced accessibility

•Improved car parking amenity and lighting

•No standing signs (on one side of Jenkins Lane)

•Shared bike path to O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

Improved lighting across the precinct, and signage including off lead dog areas and wayfinding, have also been identified as priorities for the precinct in the enhancement plan.

Next Steps

Over the coming months Council will develop a schedule of works for each component within the enhancement plan. This information, including proposed timeframes will be provided to community and key stakeholders in due course.

Further enhancements to sporting facilities, lighting and pedestrian connectivity will be considered for implementation in future stages of the project.

For further information about the enhancement plan for Dorset Recreation Reserve, please call us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598 or email us at maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Alternatively if you have a question relating to the Dorset Reserve Enhancement Plan, feel free to post it below and a member of the project team will respond as soon as possible.


Council has developed an enhancement plan for Dorset Recreation Reserve to ensure that the reserve can continue to meet the needs of our community into the future.

A highlight of the plan is the redevelopment of the current sports pavilion into a new multipurpose community and sports hub (hub), which will also be home to the Victorian Burmese/Myanmar community. The hub is being partly funded by the Federal Government following a $2m commitment from Deakin MP Michael Sukkar in 2019.

Key components of the enhancement plan include:

Enhanced sporting facilities

•New Multipurpose Community and Sports Hub incorporating the Victorian Burmese/Myanmar community

•Main soccer pitch with lighting

•Synthetic soccer pitch with lighting

•Warm up pitch (subject to external funding)

•Electronic scoreboards (subject to external funding)

Enhanced open space

•Relocation and improvement of existing playground

•Landscape improvements

Enhanced accessibility

•Improved car parking amenity and lighting

•No standing signs (on one side of Jenkins Lane)

•Shared bike path to O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

Improved lighting across the precinct, and signage including off lead dog areas and wayfinding, have also been identified as priorities for the precinct in the enhancement plan.

Next Steps

Over the coming months Council will develop a schedule of works for each component within the enhancement plan. This information, including proposed timeframes will be provided to community and key stakeholders in due course.

Further enhancements to sporting facilities, lighting and pedestrian connectivity will be considered for implementation in future stages of the project.

For further information about the enhancement plan for Dorset Recreation Reserve, please call us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598 or email us at maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Alternatively if you have a question relating to the Dorset Reserve Enhancement Plan, feel free to post it below and a member of the project team will respond as soon as possible.


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