Council is undertaking a project to improve Possy Newland Reserve, Little River, and establish the space as a District Park (refer to definition below). The upgrade aims to improve recreational opportunities for the community and will include 3 key areas: the picnic area, play space and basketball court. The rest of the reserve is not part of this project / upgrade.
Overall, proposed works entail:
- A picnic / BBQ area, with the existing shelter and seating retained. New surfaces / elements will be provided as necessary.
- An upgraded play space comprising various traditional and natural play features and surfaces - catering for a range of ages and activities.
- Basketball court upgrade.
- Protection of existing trees.
- A natural theme to suit the existing character, with native / indigenous trees and garden bed planting.
Please refer to the Landscape Layout Plan for further details (in the Document Library on the right).
Exact layouts and elements will be determined during detailed design, in line with Council's current levels of service guidelines and the Wyndham Open Space Strategy.
What is a District Park?
As defined in the Wyndham Open Space Strategy, it is a park that serves a collection of adjacent neighbourhoods. These may provide for active sport and/or passive activities and are generally located within 1 kilometre of all dwellings. District parks may also protect sites of natural and heritage value and provide for landscape diversity and amenity.
The project will undergo further master planning and consultation later in 2022 (timelines to be confirmed). In the meantime, updates will be available via the Capital Works Dashboard at: