Peppermint Gums Reserve Upgrade

Project Overview

Consultation is now closed. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

All received feedback will be compiled and presented during a Council Workshop in October 2023 to discuss and finalise the concept plan. The Council will subsequently endorse the finalised concept plan during the Council Meeting in November/December 2023 and then proceed to pursue grant funding opportunities.

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Peppermint Gums Reserve, located at the corner of Dean Street and Barker Road, Prospect, is scheduled for an upgrade as detailed in Council’s Open Space Strategy.

In preparation for the redevelopment, Council conducted an initial community consultation (Round 1) during October - November 2021, to obtain background information on how the park is currently used by our community and what they would like to see included in the future upgrade. A summary of the feedback received from the Round 1 consultation is available in the Document Library on the right of this page. The full Round 1 Enagagement Report is provided in the 26 April 2022 Council Report, also located in the Document Library on the right of this page.

Following the initial Round 1 consultation, a draft concept plan has been developed for the reserve upgrade and we are now seeking community feedback on the draft plan.

Have your say on the draft concept plan:

  • Online - View the draft concept plan here and complete the feedback survey below or provide a written submission via this page or via email to
  • In person - attend the onsite drop-in session on Saturday, 29 October 2022 anytime between 10am to 3pm at the Prospect Spring Fair, Broadview Oval/ Yarnta Tutu Yarta, where Council staff will be available to discuss the draft concept plan, answer any questions and gather your feedback.

Consultation closes 11.55pm Sunday, 20 November 2022.

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  • Open Space Strategy Consultation

    March 2018

    Initial consultation undertaken to determine the community’s level of support for the Open Space Strategy and any feedback they have.

  • Round 1 Upgrade Consultation

    28 October - 21 November 2021

    Round 1 consultation on what the community would like to see as part of the upgrade at Peppermint Gums Reserve.

  • Council Workshops

    1 February and 5 April 2022

    Council Workshops to discuss the outcomes of the Round 1 community consultation and suggestions to prepare a draft concept plan.

  • Development of Draft Concept Plan

    February - April 2022

    Preparation of a draft concept plan that reflects feedback from the Round 1 community consultation and Council Workshops.

  • Endorsement of Draft Concept Plan

    26 April 2022

    Council endorsement of the draft concept plan for community consultation (Round 2).

  • Round 2 Upgrade Consultation

    Monday 24 October - Sunday 20 November 2022

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

  • Council Workshop and Budget

    October 2023

    Finalise the draft concept plan by incorporating the feedback gathered during the Round 2 consultation. Compile the findings and deliver a presentation to the Council, engaging in a discussion regarding the scope and budget.

  • Final Endorsement

    November/December 2023
    Seek endorsement from the Council to advance towards the documentation phase.

  • Pursuing Grant Funding Opportunities

    January 2024 - June 2024

    Pursue various grant funding opportunities to facilitate the successful implementation of the upgrade. The future budget for construction may be considered in the draft budget for the City of Prospect for the 2024/2025 financial year.