Council confirms attractive solution for Moorabbin Reserve fencing
26 September 2017
Moorabbin Reserve will feature a new attractive hybrid fence that will guarantee community access to the oval while also allowing community football clubs to fundraise on key games days.
Following extensive consultation, Kingston Council will adopt a mixture of permanent and part relocatable perimeter fencing for the playing oval at Moorabbin Reserve.
The decision – which is part of a $1 million investment into the reserve – will allow clubs from various community football leagues to charge entry to the playing oval on major game days, while still giving local residents access to the open space on other days.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said Council was pleased to find an innovative solution to meet the needs of residents, sporting clubs and park users. “We’ve worked closely with local residents and community sporting clubs to find a great solution that meets the needs of community football while keeping the park open and attractive for locals to use,” Cr Eden said.
“The 1.8m high fence will feature ‘mini plaza’ entrances with six-metre-long gates at intervals to provide public access at all times except for on match days.
“This type of fencing is far more attractive than ugly temporary fencing options, plus Council will be planting trees around the perimeter to ensure the oval remains beautiful.
“We are also keen to see permanent sections of the fence installed in locations that least impact surrounding residents, such as opposite the Perry Street car park and to the eastern and northern boundary of the oval,” Cr Eden said.
The fencing solution is part of $1million improvements to the Moorabbin parkland which include:
- new walking paths to link South Road, Margaret Street and Linton Street
- improved junior playground at the existing Linton/Perry Street park
- new senior youth area/play space in the northern section of the reserve
- new picnic shelter, barbecue and picnic table area
- new exercise station
- design work to formalise the Bowling Club car park
- minor plantings and landscaping.
The Masterplan for the parkland also includes proposed Stage 2 works which (subject to future funding) will include new lighting, extensive landscaping, additional car park, upgraded path surfaces, and improvements to the off-lead dog area.