Chirnside Park Master Plan

Help shape the long-term strategy for the future use, management and development of Chirnside Park.


Consultation for this project has closed and is under review. See the timeline for next steps and subscribe using the 'Stay Informed' icon at the top of this page to keep up to date on what's happening.

Chirnside Park is a valued open space area for a diverse range of community needs spanning sport, recreation and community activities, and the adjacent Werribee River is a place for the community to connect with nature and the environment.

Council is in the early stages of the preparing the Chirnside Park Master Plan to guide the potential future improvement and development of the reserve over the next ten years (2019 – 2029).

We want to hear from you on the redevelopment of the sport, recreation, open space and community infrastructure facilities at the park to enhance its appeal, community use and functionality.


About Chirnside Park

Chirnside Park is an area of Crown Land managed by Wyndham City and Melbourne Water. It is located between Watton Street, Synnot Street, Princes Highway and the Werribee River in the suburb of Werribee, adjacent to the town centre.

It has a mix of active uses including Australian Rules Football (VFL), cricket, tennis and lawn bowls. The Werribee outdoor 50 metre pool is located in the reserve, as is an angling club building occupied by a local fishing club. A section of the Werribee River Trail is located on the northern and western boundary of the reserve adjacent to the Werribee River.


The history of Chirnside Park

The history of Chirnside Park and the formation of the Werribee Township are strongly connected. The site was gazetted as a public recreation reserve in the 1870s. At the time it was established the park was envisaged as a mini-botanic garden, with William Guilfoyle of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne involved in preliminary planning.

However, by 1908 the Werribee Swimming Club was in charge of a river swimming facility at the west end of the park, and the grandstand associated with the sports oval is believed to date from the first decades of the 20th century.


How you can get involved

The master plan will be developed in collaboration with local residents, clubs, organisations and service providers. Representatives of State Government and sporting associations will also be included in the engagement process for this project.

The below survey is an important initial opportunity for community input into the planning process. Results will be used to help shape the future use, management and development of the reserve.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will close 19 December.


Please note, you will need to register to this site before using the online engagement tools.

Help shape the long-term strategy for the future use, management and development of Chirnside Park.


Consultation for this project has closed and is under review. See the timeline for next steps and subscribe using the 'Stay Informed' icon at the top of this page to keep up to date on what's happening.

Chirnside Park is a valued open space area for a diverse range of community needs spanning sport, recreation and community activities, and the adjacent Werribee River is a place for the community to connect with nature and the environment.

Council is in the early stages of the preparing the Chirnside Park Master Plan to guide the potential future improvement and development of the reserve over the next ten years (2019 – 2029).

We want to hear from you on the redevelopment of the sport, recreation, open space and community infrastructure facilities at the park to enhance its appeal, community use and functionality.


About Chirnside Park

Chirnside Park is an area of Crown Land managed by Wyndham City and Melbourne Water. It is located between Watton Street, Synnot Street, Princes Highway and the Werribee River in the suburb of Werribee, adjacent to the town centre.

It has a mix of active uses including Australian Rules Football (VFL), cricket, tennis and lawn bowls. The Werribee outdoor 50 metre pool is located in the reserve, as is an angling club building occupied by a local fishing club. A section of the Werribee River Trail is located on the northern and western boundary of the reserve adjacent to the Werribee River.


The history of Chirnside Park

The history of Chirnside Park and the formation of the Werribee Township are strongly connected. The site was gazetted as a public recreation reserve in the 1870s. At the time it was established the park was envisaged as a mini-botanic garden, with William Guilfoyle of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne involved in preliminary planning.

However, by 1908 the Werribee Swimming Club was in charge of a river swimming facility at the west end of the park, and the grandstand associated with the sports oval is believed to date from the first decades of the 20th century.


How you can get involved

The master plan will be developed in collaboration with local residents, clubs, organisations and service providers. Representatives of State Government and sporting associations will also be included in the engagement process for this project.

The below survey is an important initial opportunity for community input into the planning process. Results will be used to help shape the future use, management and development of the reserve.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will close 19 December.


Please note, you will need to register to this site before using the online engagement tools.

Chirnside Park Master Plan Survey

Chirnside Park is a valued open space area for sports, recreation and community facilities, and the adjacent Werribee River is a place for the community to connect with nature and the environment. 

Council is developing a master plan to guide the potential future improvement and development of the reserve over the next ten years (2019 - 2029) in order to enhance its appeal, community use and functionality.

This survey is an important initial opportunity for community input into the planning process. The results will be used to help shape the future use, management and development of the reserve.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.