Matthews Reserve Upgrade 2023-25

Project overview

The Matthews Reserve Upgrade project is now open for consultation. We invite you to play an active role in shaping the future of this beloved park by sharing your valuable feedback.

Matthews Reserve, located on the corner of Struan Avenue and Moore Street, Prospect, is scheduled for an upgrade as detailed in Council’s Open Space Strategy.

City of Prospect is seeking input from our community to uncover the residents’ top priorities and preferences regarding the features and facilities that will be incorporated into the revitalised reserve.

Community consultation will be conducted across two rounds in 2023-24:

  • Round 1: Community use/ wants consultation (4 December 2023 - 14 January 2024) | STARTED
  • Round 2: Draft concept design consultation (May) | NOT STARTED

To understand how you can participate during these rounds, please refer to the 'Have your say' tab or 'Latest News' feed, where we shall promote how you can get involved.

Round 1 community consultation opens Monday, 4 December 2023 and closes at midnight Sunday, 14 January 2024.

Have your say

Round 1 Consultation

Your participation during 'Round 1 Consultation' will be crucial in comprehending the facilities and features that the community would like to see included in the upgrade of Matthews Reserve.

You can provide your feedback via any of the options listed below:


  • Access the online survey via the Survey Section below

If you'd prefer to fill in a hard copy, please visit us at Payinthi, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.

Written submission

You can provide a written submission by:

#MATTHEWSRESERVE - Upgrade Ideas - Drawing/photo collage activity

Are you a young person living in Prospect or using Matthews Reserve? Use our template to provide a drawing or photo collage showing what you want to see as part of the Matthews Reserve upgrade. Please keep your photo collages or art works to A3 size.

Submit your masterpiece to or in person at Payinthi, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.

Sharing your artwork online? Tag us with @cityofprospect #MatthewsReserve

Stages of the Matthews Reserve Upgrade project

Key facts

Corner Straun Avenue and Moore Street, Prospect


Minor Park / Playground area


Park size
3,500 sqm²

  • Round 1 Community Consultation

    4 December 2023 - 14 January 2024

    Round 1 community consultation on what the community would like to see as part of the upgrade at Matthews Reserve. Consult specifically with key stakeholders, including Blair Athol Tennis Club.

  • Development of Draft Concept Plan

    February - March 2024

    Develop a draft concept plan based on Round 1 community consultation and feedback.

  • Council Workshop - Round 1 Community┬áConsultation Feedback

    March 2024

    Present Round 1 community consultation feedback and the draft concept plan at Council Workshop, including costings.

  • Council Meeting - Draft Concept Plan Endorsement

    April 2024

    Seek endorsement of the draft concept plan to proceed to Round 2 community consultation.

  • Round 2 Community Consultation

    May 2024

    Round 2 community consultation on the draft concept plan to ensure it meets community expectations.

  • Council Meeting - Final Endorsement

    July 2024

    Finalise the draft concept plan from feedback gathered from Round 2 community consultation and seek Council endorsement to proceed to documentation and construction.