Have your say on the Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan

Published on 29 April 2022

Monterey Master Plan

Frankston City Council has developed a Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan to meet the needs of the growing Frankston North community, both now and in the future.

Mayor Nathan Conroy said Council acted on valuable community feedback from 2021 to develop the Master Plan.

“We let community feedback guide the Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan. We think the plans will deliver a great space for everyone with the best outcomes for the local community.

“We have focused on improving accessibility and delivering play spaces for people of all ages. There’s a boost to support sport and activation with increased landscaping, pathways and connections and community gathering spaces.

“Key elements of the Draft  Master Plan include improved amenities and social gathering areas, more play and recreation opportunities, improvements to the skate park and youth space, better use of the sound shell and more landscaping and tree planting.   

“We are now seeking community feedback to ensure the Draft Master Plan meets the needs of the local community.

“Let us know what you like and don’t like about the Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan. You can do this by visiting engage.frankston.vic.gov.au/monterey-reserve-master-plan and commenting on our Vision Board.

“Or you can join us in person at the Monterey Reserve community pop up event on Saturday 28 May from 10am - 2pm at the Enchanted Event Family Fun Day,” the Mayor said.

Information will also be available about the proposed Pines Forest Aquatic Centre redevelopment. Community members can ask questions and share their messages of support for the project as part of Council's 2022 advocacy campaign.

The Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan builds on community feedback and delivers benefits for the community including:

  • A Multi-Generational Area to encourage more active and social recreation opportunities for adults and seniors. The space is supported by integrated landscaping, seating, spaces to gather and interact, upgraded toilet facilities, and a new picnic area to the east.

  • A proposed Youth Space including a decorative concrete pump, skate and scooter area with a circuit track. There is an informal social space, ping-pong table and multi-use court, with games markings and basketball backboard and hoop. The space features a large central path and large shade trees, a grassed informal games and activities area, enclosed by more shade trees and low lying garden areas.

  • A family playspace and picnic area at Monterey Reserve is designed for pre-school and junior age groups (0-12 years) and draws upon nature and artwork reflecting the local Frankston North community. It is designed to balance physical, with social, creative and cognitive play and draw on flexible and open-ended opportunities for children with sand, water, soft fall mulch and plants.

Alongside the new playspace, the existing picnic area could be remodelled to become more family friendly, with better shelter, larger and more accessible picnic tables and better access from the car park.

Mayor Conroy said: “We are grateful to the community for sharing their initial ideas on what they wanted to see at Monterey Reserve.

“We are now inviting the community to review how their feedback has been incorporated into the Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan Concept.”

For more information about the Draft Monterey Reserve Master Plan and to provide feedback, please visit https://engage.frankston.vic.gov.au/monterey-reserve-master-plan

“Once we gather feedback from this round of consultation, we will finalise the Master Plan and report back to the community later in 2022,” the Mayor said.