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Hansen Reserve Draft Master Plan

Thank you to all those who have provided feedback on the Draft Master Plan. Feedback will be collated, adjustments made and a report prepared for Council. Stay tuned for the Final Master Plan.

Council has collated all of the feedback received through preliminary consultation undertaken in June and July and we are excited to present the Draft Master Plan for future works at Hansen Reserve.

Aerial overview artist impression

Hansen Reserve playground artist impression view south east

View north west

Consultation outcomes

Over 230 responses were received during the preliminary consultation with most respondents visiting the Reserve two or more times per week.

Reasons most frequently cited for visiting were for informal exercise and using the playground. Features most frequently identified to encourage visitation were BBQ facilities, public toilets, cycling infrastructure, shade structures, tree plating and improved play equipment. (The full consultation report can be downloaded from the document library).

Reinstatement of the historic velodrome featured in consultation responses however detailed investigation has concluded this feature would not be viable at this site. To meet some of the desired outcomes expressed in the community consultation a major feature of the plan is a bike skills track introducing learners to riding and encouraging children to cycle. Further detail on the background to this decision can be found in the detailed Community Consultation Report in the document library.


The following vision has been developed in response to initial consultation the Draft Master Plan:

Hansen Reserve will be a key open space destination for the residents of West Footscray south of the rail line. The reserve will provide a high quality landscape in a wide open space setting, a variety of active and informal recreation, and park facilities in keeping with municipal reserve standards.


Please take a look at the Draft Plan (available to download in the document library on the right) and give us your feedback via the survey below by 5 February 2018.

There will also be the opportunity meet with Council staff to discuss the Draft on site 5 - 7pm Thursday 14 December near the playground in Hansen Reserve. Head down to have your questions answered.

Thank you to all those who have provided feedback on the Draft Master Plan. Feedback will be collated, adjustments made and a report prepared for Council. Stay tuned for the Final Master Plan.

Council has collated all of the feedback received through preliminary consultation undertaken in June and July and we are excited to present the Draft Master Plan for future works at Hansen Reserve.

Aerial overview artist impression

Hansen Reserve playground artist impression view south east

View north west

Consultation outcomes

Over 230 responses were received during the preliminary consultation with most respondents visiting the Reserve two or more times per week.

Reasons most frequently cited for visiting were for informal exercise and using the playground. Features most frequently identified to encourage visitation were BBQ facilities, public toilets, cycling infrastructure, shade structures, tree plating and improved play equipment. (The full consultation report can be downloaded from the document library).

Reinstatement of the historic velodrome featured in consultation responses however detailed investigation has concluded this feature would not be viable at this site. To meet some of the desired outcomes expressed in the community consultation a major feature of the plan is a bike skills track introducing learners to riding and encouraging children to cycle. Further detail on the background to this decision can be found in the detailed Community Consultation Report in the document library.


The following vision has been developed in response to initial consultation the Draft Master Plan:

Hansen Reserve will be a key open space destination for the residents of West Footscray south of the rail line. The reserve will provide a high quality landscape in a wide open space setting, a variety of active and informal recreation, and park facilities in keeping with municipal reserve standards.


Please take a look at the Draft Plan (available to download in the document library on the right) and give us your feedback via the survey below by 5 February 2018.

There will also be the opportunity meet with Council staff to discuss the Draft on site 5 - 7pm Thursday 14 December near the playground in Hansen Reserve. Head down to have your questions answered.