Percy Street Reserve Upgrade

Project Overview

The Percy Street Reserve upgrade has officially kicked off, marking a significant milestone for our community.

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Consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

The final concept plan was endorsed by Council in January 2023, and construction commenced late 2023.

The outcomes of this consultation can be found in the Document Library on the right side of the page.

To stay updated on the progress of this project, please follow the 'Latest News' feed on this page.

Percy Street Reserve, located at 65 Percy Street, 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 was being used by our community and what they would like to see included in the upgrade. Feedback received from this consultation was provided in the 22 March 2022 Council Report, located in the Document Library on the right of this page.

Following the initial Round 1 consultation, a draft concept plan was developed for the reserve upgrade and we sought community feedback on the draft plan during July - August 2022. The draft concept plan was prepared based on feedback from the previous Round 1 consultation and Council workshops. You can view the draft concept plan and perspectivein the “Document Library” to the right of this page.

Feedback gathered from the Round 2 consultation was used to finalise the draft concept plan presented to Council for endorsement to proceed to the next stage (documentation and construction).

  • 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

    Consultation on what the community would like to see as part of the upgrade at Percy Street Reserve.

  • Council Workshop

    1 February 2022

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

  • Development of Draft Concept Plan

    February/March 2022

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

  • Endorsement of Draft Concept Plan

    22 March 2022

    Council endorsement of the draft concept plan for community consultation. 

  • Round 2 Upgrade Consultation

    July - August 2022

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

  • Final Endorsement

    January 2023

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

  • Construction

    November 2023 - March 2024

    Construction of the upgrade.

Percy Street Reserve Upgrade - March Update

The pathways at the Percy Street Reserve have just become a whole lot more engaging with etchings of Australian animals and their paw prints now dotted all over the park. Artist Christine Cholewa has designed the etchings as a nod to the historic RM Williams outlet located near the reserve, and the artwork on the ochre pathways and rocks certainly give a distinct flavour of the Australian outback.

Percy Street Reserve Upgrade - January Update

The Reserve Upgrade is in full swing!

Big strides are being made in the reserve upgrade project, with LCS Landscapes leading the charge. The construction is right on schedule, and we're looking forward to a March completion.

Here's a quick rundown of the latest developments:

  • Water is being applied to the bare earth area to keep dust at bay.
  • The Team is actively working on earthworks and creating beautiful garden areas.
  • Irrigation renewal is making great progress and is nearing completion.
  • A skilled concreter is adding the finishing touches to new edging and concrete paths.
  • The installation of shade sails has already been successfully completed.

But that's not all! The play structures are in, and most of the rocks and logs have found their place in the upgraded space. We're also enhancing safety with new fending around the playground area.

For those who love open spaces, there's good news! The adjoining grassed area is set to remain providing ample room for a variety of ball games and other shared activities.

Keep an eye out for more updates as we continue to transform this space into something truly special.

Percy Street Reserve transformation begins

We're thrilled to announce that the Percy Street Reserve upgrade is now underway!

Once the project is complete, the upgraded Percy Street Reserve will include new play equipment with a shade sail, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and chairs, upgraded landscaping and pathways, and a new irrigation system.

Throughout construction, there will be no public access to the park. The nearest off-leash areas (available between 5-8am and 5-9pm) for dogs are Memorial Gardens, Prospect Estate or St Helens Park. There is also a dedicated dog park at Broadview Oval.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to enhance this community space.