Bull Creek: City of Melville releases plans for play space at Bob Gordon Reserve


An artist’s impression of some of the possible components of the proposed new Bob Gordon Reserve play space.
An artist’s impression of some of the possible components of the proposed new Bob Gordon Reserve play space.

CITY of Melville has unveiled the concept plan for a new multigenerational play space at Bull Creek’s Bob Gordon Reserve.

The proposed facilities include a playground catering to different sensory and development stages, an educational bush garden area and a selection of exercise equipment.

The existing BMX competition course will be complemented by a new skate area and BMX pump track.

Toilets, shade and barbecue facilities are also envisaged, as well as space for food and coffee vans.

The concept plan has been developed in conjunction with a community reference group (CRG), which was established following an allocation of $50,000 in the 2016-17 City of Melville budget for the planning of a new park in the south east of the City.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the proposed new play space came partly as the result of a community petition presented to the City of Melville in September 2015 asking for the development of an extensive playground at Peter Ellis Reserve in Leeming.

“The City engaged with members of the Leeming and Bull Creek community, who came together to form a CRG to identify their preferences for the location and style of a new play space,” Mr Aubrey said.

“Through a number of meetings and review of information, the CRG came to propose Bob Gordon Reserve in Bull Creek as the most suitable location for the new park and made recommendations on suitable uses for the space.

“The feedback will inform the final concept plan and form part of the business case to build the play space, aiming to be presented to Council later in the year.”

CRG member David Cameron said a range of locations were considered in an open discussion and Bob Gordon Reserve was the best and most appropriate site in the area.

“Bob Gordon has the space, parking, access and facilities in a central location. It provides an opportunity to enhance the local community and provide a fabulous community resource with a truly innovative play area,” he said.

Residents wishing to view and comment on the draft Concept Plan can do so before Friday, 4 August 2017 at www.melvilletalks.com.au.

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