Cardinia Shire playgrounds and reserves upgrades – have your say

Published: 9 August 2021

The Cardinia Shire community is invited to have their say on a number of playgrounds and reserves up for renewal.

Community consultation is now open for:

New playgrounds

  • Ray Canobie Reserve, Pakenham
  • Walnut Way Reserve, Pakenham

Playground renewals

  • Dutton Place Reserve, Heritage Springs, Pakenham
  • Bayles Flora and Fauna Park, Bayles
  • Barker Road Reserve, Garfield

A further two projects at Windemere Boulevard in Pakenham and Comely Banks in Officer will be open for community consultation later this year.

Consultation is now open at

Users including community groups, local residents, kindergartens and schools will also be consulted to ensure the best outcome for the community in line with Council’s budget.

Cardinia Shire Council is investing a total of $600,000 in new playgrounds and reserve upgrades this financial year.

“Maintaining and expanding parks and green spaces was one of the top 5 ideas when we asked the community to help shape our Council Plan late last year,” said Cardinia Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Owen.

“Well designed and maintained reserves benefit our community in a number of ways. They offer opportunities for incidental exercise and creative play, connect us with nature and foster a sense of community,” explained the Mayor.

“Now is your chance to let us know how you use these reserves and playgrounds and what kind of improvements you’d like to see,” said the Mayor.

Cardinia Shire playgrounds and reserves are audited on a regular basis and are upgraded and renewed based on condition, user data and a programmed cycle of maintenance.

Following the first round of consultation Council will develop concept plans before public exhibition for a further round of community feedback.

To have your say or for more information visit

If you have any feedback or questions regarding these projects, please contact Cardinia Shire Council on 1300 787 624 or

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