Consultation Summary

A big thankyou to everyone who provided feedback on proposed key elements being considered for Jubilee Park.

Consultation was undertaken with key user groups, local residents and the broader community from 7 October to 3 November 2019. A stakeholder consultation group was established, comprising representatives from existing user groups at Jubilee Park. The aim of the consultation group is to assist in disseminating information to their respective members and networks, and to help guide the development of a draft Enhancement Plan.

Overall we received 140 responses, both on-line and at the drop-in sessions at Jubilee Park

How did we promote the consultation?

  • Direct mail - A community information bulletin was sent to approximately 2,500 local residents in close proximity to Jubilee Park
  • Emails sent to key user groups of Jubilee Park
  • Media articles placed on the Maroondah City Council Corporate Website
  • Social media campaign - using Councils Corporate Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Promotion on Councils Corporate TV screens at all Customer Service Centers
  • Posters/postcards distributed to existing user groups
  • On-site signage at Jubilee Park

Where did we consult?

  • Drop-in sessions at Jubilee Park throughout the consultation period
  • Your Say Maroondah - Councils online consultation portal

What did we hear?

The majority of proposed key elements being considered for Jubilee Park received a high percentage of support from respondents.

1). Enhanced Bushland:

Support Do not support Undecided
Continue to develop and implement strategies that address loss of tree canopy 86% 3% 11%
Additional tree planting to increase bushland area 80% 4% 16%

2). Enhanced Sporting Facilities:

Support Do not support Undecided
Improved multipurpose RO Spencer Pavilion 83% 5% 12%
New regional indoor cricket training hub 65% 14% 22%
Improved spectator viewing areas adjacent to the pavilion and around Russell Lucus oval 84% 3% 13%
Lighting upgrade for Russell Lucas oval 83% 5% 12%
Pavilion refurbishment for Jubilee #2 oval 93% 0 7%
New lighting for Jubilee #2 oval 85% 5% 10%
New scoreboard for Jubilee #2 oval 79% 6% 15%
Amenity improvement of tennis pavilion 72% 7% 21%
Tennis fence replacement 67% 5% 27%
Installation of hot shots court 73% 7% 19%
Soccer playing surface renewal 47% 20% 33%
New soccer scoreboard 50% 17% 33%
Improved soccer spectator viewing area 54% 15% 32%
Soccer lighting upgrade 40% 22% 38%

3). Enhanced Open Space:

Support Do not support Undecided
Consolidate playgrounds 73% 11% 16%
Upgrade playground with inclusion of picnic area 82% 4% 14%
Review dog off leash areas to improve safety 67% 14% 19%
Additional landscaping 80% 4% 16%
Improved lighting across the precinct (subject to external funding) 92% 4% 3%
Use open space design principles that enhance public safety. including security around maintenance sheds 91% 1% 8%

4). Enhanced Accessibility:

Support Do not support Undecided
Consideration of a possible pedestrian crossing at Greenwood Avenue, subject to further traffic studies and investigations (subject to external funding) 75% 9% 16%
Improved carparking amenity and lighting, while being sympathetic to the natural setting of the park. (subject to external funding) 85% 7% 8%
Improved pedestrian and cycling connectivity between facilities and within the precinct 84% 8% 8%
Improved vehicle and pedestrian access into Russell Lucas Oval 82% 5% 13%
Improved signage/wayfinding within the precinct 83% 6% 11%

Survey results indicated a higher level of 'Do not support' for elements proposed under Enhanced Sporting Facilities, relating to upgrades to Soccer playing surfaces, scoreboard and lighting. Respondents who gave this response cited reasons including soccer being previously upgraded and everything is currently in good condition, Soccer is a relatively new sport, money should be spent on other sports and concerns for over spill of lighting impacting nearby residents.

All feedback received during this consultation stage will be reviewed by the project team, and will inform a draft Enhancement Plan for Jubilee Park. Further consultation opportunities on the draft Enhancement Plan will be provided.

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