Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan

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On-site works commencing for sporting facility and accessibility enhancements

In consultation with key user groups and the broader community on a range of enhancements to Jubilee Park, the final Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan was endorsed by Council on 27 July 2020. As part of the endorsed Enhancement Plan works are set to commence on the following stage one components:

Enhanced sporting facilities
• Construction of new pavilion adjacent to existing site.

Enhanced accessibility
• Improved vehicle and pedestrian access.

As part of the accessibility enhancement works, the entrance to Jubilee Park will be widened to allow for improved vehicle and pedestrian access. These works will incorporate a new pathway that will enable safe access for pedestrians to enter from Gardini Avenue to the sporting facilities.

In undertaking the enhancement works we are proposing to remove 12 trees which have been independently assessed by an arborist and have in most cases been classified as moderate to low retention value. 10 of the trees are located in the entrance area and a further 2 trees near the Pavilion construction site. Council will be undertaking additional offset planting in the immediate areas, including implementing re-vegetation and enhanced protection of significant trees located onsite.

Council is currently arranging access around the construction zones to ensure park users, and people walking their dogs can continue to access the entire oval safely.

Further works will include resealing the enhanced entryway once construction works are complete and the provision of improved lighting for the entrance way and car park areas.

If you would like further information relating to the Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan you can post a question using the tab below and one of our project team will respond. Alternatively you cal call us on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33.

On-site works commencing for sporting facility and accessibility enhancements

In consultation with key user groups and the broader community on a range of enhancements to Jubilee Park, the final Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan was endorsed by Council on 27 July 2020. As part of the endorsed Enhancement Plan works are set to commence on the following stage one components:

Enhanced sporting facilities
• Construction of new pavilion adjacent to existing site.

Enhanced accessibility
• Improved vehicle and pedestrian access.

As part of the accessibility enhancement works, the entrance to Jubilee Park will be widened to allow for improved vehicle and pedestrian access. These works will incorporate a new pathway that will enable safe access for pedestrians to enter from Gardini Avenue to the sporting facilities.

In undertaking the enhancement works we are proposing to remove 12 trees which have been independently assessed by an arborist and have in most cases been classified as moderate to low retention value. 10 of the trees are located in the entrance area and a further 2 trees near the Pavilion construction site. Council will be undertaking additional offset planting in the immediate areas, including implementing re-vegetation and enhanced protection of significant trees located onsite.

Council is currently arranging access around the construction zones to ensure park users, and people walking their dogs can continue to access the entire oval safely.

Further works will include resealing the enhanced entryway once construction works are complete and the provision of improved lighting for the entrance way and car park areas.

If you would like further information relating to the Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan you can post a question using the tab below and one of our project team will respond. Alternatively you cal call us on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33.

  • Council endorses the draft Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan

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    The draft Jubilee Park Enhancement Plan was endorsed by Council at its meeting on 27 July 2020 . The project team will now develop a proposed schedule of works for Jubilee Park and will provide further updates to the community when works are to be undertaken.

  • Consultation Summary

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    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.

  • What elements are being proposed to enhance Jubilee Park?

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    In September 2019 we asked the community and key user groups to share their thought on proposed key elements being considered for Jubilee Park:

    Enhanced bushland

    • Continue to develop and implement strategies that address loss of tree canopy
    • Additional tree planting to increase bushland areas

    Enhanced sporting facilities

    • Improved multipurpose RO Spencer Pavilion – primary use for football and cricket however it will provide opportunities for other community groups to use during non-game/training times (subject to external funding)
    • New regional indoor cricket training hub (possible use by other sports) adjacent to pavilion (subject to external funding)
    • Improved spectator viewing area adjacent to the pavilion and around Russel Lucas oval (subject to external funding)
    • Lighting upgrade for Russell Lucas oval (subject to external funding)
    • Pavilion refurbishment, incorporating female friendly change facilities, new lighting and new scoreboard at Jubilee oval number 2 (subject to external funding)
    • Amenity improvement of tennis pavilion, fence replacement, installation of hot shots court (subject to external funding)
    • Soccer playing surface renewal
    • New soccer scoreboard improved spectator viewing area and lighting upgrade

    Enhanced open space

    • Consolidate playgrounds and include a new picnic area
    • Review dog off leash areas to improve safety
    • Additional landscaping
    • Improved lighting across the precinct (subject to external funding)
    • Use open space design principles that enhance public safety, including security around maintenance sheds

    Enhanced accessibility

    • Consideration of a possible pedestrian crossing at Greenwood Avenue, subject to further traffic studies and investigations (subject to external funding)
    • Improved carpark amenity and lighting (while being sympathetic to the natural setting of the park (subject to external funding)
    • Improved pedestrian and cycling connectivity between facilities and within the precinct
    • Improved vehicle and pedestrian access into Russell Lucas Oval
    • Improved signage/wayfinding within the precinct

    Feedback on these proposed key elements will assist Council in developing a draft Enhancement Plan for Jubilee Park.