More current projects


Below are more capital works projects that are currently being undertaken.

Barretts Road Construction

What is Council doing?

Frankston City Council is upgrading (sealing) 1.2km of Barretts Road from Robinsons Road to (and including) no. 120 Barretts Road.

The works include:

  • road pavement construction, including asphalt surfacing
  • formalising indented parking at the Lawton Reserve entrance
  • kerb and channel construction
  • upgrading stormwater drainage
  • installing public lighting and relocating power poles where required
  • constructing new traffic calming devices (slow points)
  • removal of some trees and vegetation where required
  • installing new signage and line marking.

View the detailed design plans here: Detailed Design Plans(PDF, 14MB).
View the proposed lighting drawings here: Preliminary Public Lighting Designs(PDF, 855KB).

Please note some aspects of the drawings are still under review and may be subject to minor changes.

How will the community benefit from the works?

Conditions on Barretts Road can deteriorate rapidly, particularly during winter, due to increased traffic to Lawton Reserve and insufficient drainage to cater for storm water runoff. This challenge for residents has required frequent grading and repairs of the road, leading to high ongoing maintenance costs.

Benefits of the work include:

  • enhanced access and road safety for residents, Lawton Reserve users and local businesses
  • upgraded underground drainage system to better cater to storm events
  • local amenities by improving visibility at night and reducing mud and dust from the road

Residents can also look forward to fewer disruptions, as regular road grading will no longer be required. 

Project timing

Works commenced in January 2023 and are expected to be completed by June 2023.

However, timings may be impacted by a statewide shortage of construction materials, weather, and contractor availability.

A further update will be provided once a contractor has been appointed.

Disruption during works

Every effort is made to reduce disruptions to residents and businesses impacted by our works and provide advanced notice of any changes that may impact residents directly. However, residents should expect some noise and delays due to the nature of the works.

Works are expected to be undertaken between 7am and 4pm on weekdays. Traffic management will be in place to safely direct road users and pedestrians and allow access to properties, including Lawton Reserve.

While properties will always be accessible during construction, some delays may occur. If you have any special access requirements, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

We thank you for your understanding while we make Barretts Road safer and easier to access.

To provide feedback, ask questions or for further information on this project, please visit Council's website or contact:

Baxter Park Dam Works

Geotechnical engineering works will be undertaken at Baxter Park Dam during February and March 2023. 

During the works, you may see: 

  • people in small boats on the dam 
  • machinery and equipment undertaking various activities.

Some vegetation will be removed to provide access the dam. This will be minimised and offset in accordance with Council policy. 

Access to the dam will always remain limited to authorised staff only. 

Any works at the dam will not impact the recommendations of the Baxter Park and Equestrian Centre Master Plans, which were developed following community consultation in 2022. 

More information: 
Engineering Services 
1300 322 322 

Belvedere Reserve Practice Wicket Facility

Frankston City Council is upgrading the existing practice wicket facility at Belvedere Reserve in accordance with Council Sports Development Plan and meets Cricket Victoria facility standards and guidelines. The works involve the demolition of the existing facility and construction of a fully enclosed multi purpose training facility.

The upgrade is a combination of chainmesh and soft netting and provides one cricket lane for general public use and three lanes with retractable netting for club use. The facility is opened up for a variety of training drills by retracting the two retractable curtains.

The facility also includes a path network, power for a bowling machine and drinking fountain with a dog bowl and bottle filling tap.


Bruce Park Pavilion

The existing Bruce Park pavilion does not meet the current or future requirements of the existing users nor does it meet current building code requirements.

The proposed new Bruce Park Multipurpose Sports Pavilion will combine the existing tennis clubhouse with the existing cricket and football pavilion to provide a multipurpose, female friendly and all accessible pavilion which will include public amenities for the other reserve users

Bruce Park Pavilion is currently at concept design stage. Council is currently advocating for external funding for this project to progress.

Carrum Downs Tennis Project


Carrum Downs Tennis Courts Reconstruction and Sports Light Upgrade Project


Council adopted the Tennis Action Plan in 2021 which provides individual facility recommendations to ensure a sustainable balance of tennis facilities within the Municipality.

Through detailed analysis and adopted Tennis Action Plan 2021, the Carrum Downs Tennis Club Tennis Courts were considered to be in poor condition, showing significant signs of pavement failure and cracking. It was therefore recommended within the Tennis Action Plan that Courts 1 and 2 be fully reconstructed to support multi-purpose use (including both tennis and netball and upgraded works to Courts 3 and 4), to provide a safe and compliant playing surface. Sportsfield Lighting Upgrade is also included in the project scope.

The State Government’s Sport & Recreation Victoria (SRV) through the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has contributed a grant for $250,000 towards the Carrum Downs Tennis Courts Reconstruction and Sports Light Upgrade project as part of Council’s delivery of the adopted 2021 Tennis Action Plan. Based on receipt of this funding and the designated delivery milestones, Council Officers have progressed a tender process to seek pricing for the delivery of the specified works.

Location - Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve

carrum downs tennis court

Scope of Work

Carrum Downs Tennis Courts Reconstruction and Sports Light Upgrade Project includes:

The extent of works covered in this project includes the supply, installation, and reconstruction of the netball/tennis and tennis/hot shots courts and Sports Field Lighting Upgrade at Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve, and includes the following items:

a) Netball/Tennis and Tennis/Hot Shots court pavement construction works;

b) Construction of LED Sports Lighting to suit both Tennis & Netball standards.

Timeline - Mid October 2022- March 2023

Contractor - AS Lodge (Vic) Pty Ltd

For any questions or concerns related to the Carrum Downs Tennis Courts Reconstruction and Sports Light Upgrade Project, please contact Council’s Project Manager on 1300 322 322 or email

Council appreciates your cooperation and patience during the delivery of these works.

Fairway Street Shopping Strip Upgrade

The Fair Street Shopping Strip will receive a facelift in the coming months.

Located on the corner of Orwil and Fairway Streets in Frankston North, the works aim to support the revitalisation of the area that’s been underway due to its proximity to Frankston Station, level crossing project improvements and the beach, and investment by Council in surrounding open space, including nearby Orwil Reserve which received a new play space in December 2022.

The concept design for the shopping strip has been designed in consultation with the local business community and will include: 

  • Footpath resurfacing
  • Improved parking conditions (to 90 degrees)
  • New seats and benches
  • Tree and garden bed planting
  • Provision for future outdoor dining opportunities
  • Improved street lighting

Once complete, the condition of the shopping strip is expected to better reflect the improvements and positive change that is currently taking place in this neighbourhood.

Work is expected to begin in early May 2023.  For more information view the Fairway Street Shopping Strip concept plan(PDF, 794KB).

This is one of several shopping strip upgrades endorsed by Council in the Frankston Local Shopping Strip Action Plan.  The action plan was developed to guide the development of the public realm and streetscape environment of Frankston City’s local shopping strips over the next 10-15 years.

 The Action Plan provides the vision and framework for the local shopping strip streetscapes in Frankston and addresses issues and challenges.

The Fairway Street local shopping strip has been identified as a priority in the plan.

For more information about the project contact the open space team:

Frankston Pier - Public Lighting

Frankston City Council is working in partnership with the Victorian Government to restore the kinetic lighting display, Sight Line, at Frankston Pier and to improve public lighting in the area. Once complete, the project will create a unique night-time experience at the iconic pier, and a safe and pleasant environment for pedestrians.  

Key elements of the state-funded project include: 

  • The installation of LED lighting on the Sight Line poles to light the semaphore flags and the pier;
  • The installation of LED lighting on the pier edge;
  • The removal of redundant lighting and poles to de-clutter the pier and restore the rhythm of the Sight Line poles.

The new specially-designed LED lighting will minimise energy consumption, minimise upward waste light and light spill onto Port Phillip Bay. Redundant lighting and poles will be replaced as we declutter the Pier.  

With this project, the night-time experience of the 220-metre long landmark will be enhanced, and Frankston Pier will be rejuvenated, drawing more visitors to our city.   

Frankston Pier


It is anticipated that construction will start in September, and will take around four weeks to complete.  

Construction has been scheduled in Spring so as to avoid disruptions to Frankston Pier in the warmer months. Weather and tides, however, are a factor at this time of the year and will directly influence construction timelines. 

The pier will remain open to the public during construction with only brief interruptions. 

Frankston Revitalisation program 

The project is one of the big wins of the Frankston Revitalisation program

Lighting around activity centres, such as the Frankston City area and Seaford Village, seeks to support night-time experiences and cultural activities such as shopping, outdoor dining, and even festivals. It has also been used to reinforce place-making projects like Station Street Mall, and to build on the identity of the City and local area by highlighting key landmarks such as Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston Pier. Public art has also been a consistent focus for lighting projects throughout Frankston City Council. 


A focal point of Frankston Foreshore, Frankston Pier has been popular with beach goers as a great place to walk, take in the views of Port Phillip Bay and to catch a sunset.  

In 2008, the Sight Line Nautical Sculptures installation, created by Louise Lavarack, complemented the iconic pier. This interactive and engaging installation features poles with semaphore flags which together spell-out a hidden text. 

Originally designed with a kinetic lighting display, the poles were replaced in 2017 at which time the lighting element was not renewed.   

Once complete, the new lighting will make the artwork even more magical and enticing to visitors, creating an iconic and environmentally sustainable night-time landmark for Frankston City. 


If you would like to learn more about the Frankston Pier public lighting project, download the FAQs below:

George Pentland Botanic Gardens Western Precinct Pathway Construction

The Project

Frankston City Council is undertaking construction of a series of sealed pathways and a short section of boardwalk within the Western Precinct of the George Pentland Botanic Gardens.

Why is the project needed?

These works are the first stage of implementation of the George Pentland Master Vision and involves construction of an all abilities sealed pathway. The path will provide improved circulation and access through the gardens and to the adjacent hospital.

Further information on the Master Vision, including future stages of work, can be found on our George Pentland Botanic Gardens - Master Vision | Engage Frankston! page.

Scope of Works

Works will include construction of approximately 400 metres in length of decorative concrete pathway as well as granitic pathway connections to existing paths and a short section of boardwalk.

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Project Timeline

Pathway Works will commence on Monday 23rd May 2022 with an estimated duration of approximately 6 weeks, until the end of June 2022.

Boardwalk works will commence at the end of June with an estimate duration of approximately 6 weeks, until mid-August 2022.

How will the works impact Gardens Users?

Path construction works in the western precinct will involve vehicle movements and access to some areas will be restricted for safety reasons whilst works are underway.

Several gates will be closed whilst we complete pathway works in the area. Park visitors, in particular those that travel through the park to reach the Frankston Hospital, are requested to seek an alternate route and allow for additional time whilst works are under way.

Some noise and minor vibration will be emitted by construction equipment and associated activities.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

For any questions or concerns related to the George Pentland Botanic Gardens Western Precinct Pathway Construction please contact Council’s Project Manager on 1300 322 322 or email

Council appreciates your cooperation and patience during the delivery of these works.

Harold Road Widening

Frankston City Council will undertake road widening works along Harold Road, Skye, in front of the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC) to improve overall road safety, particularly for vehicles entering and exiting the facility.

Works are scheduled for late October to Christmas 2022 (weather permitting) and are being funded through the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

The FRRRC will remain OPEN to the public 7 days a week per usual, however delays should be expected when accessing the facility.

Please allow extra time when visiting the FRRRC and follow the instructions of traffic controllers.

For further information, please visit Council’s website or phone 1300 322 322.


Healthy Future Hub (HFH) Linen House

With a vision to be a world-leading Hub in facilitating health, wellbeing and community connection, the former elite training facility for St Kilda Football Club is being repurposed to become a community-facing multipurpose facility, delivering numerous benefits for the community. This exciting new model of health and wellbeing services, led by St Kilda Football Club, combines over 12 different groups providing services from a community gym and swimming lessons to aged and disability health support and cutting-edge health research.  

The Hub is proposed to open in March 2023 after building works to repurpose the building are complete:

The scope of works involves:

  • internal demolition works
  • construction of new entry airlock, Café and Lounge
  • internal Alterations to provide consulting spaces and administration for a range of community, educational and health providers
  • repurpose existing recovery pool to operate as a new learn to swim and hydrotherapy pool
  • renewal works to existing gym, basketball hall and construction of new program room
  • new community dentistry area.

Jubilee Park Kevin Collopy Pavilion Refurbishment

Council are proposing to undertake refurbishment works on this pavilion to include female-friendly change rooms with associated amenities.

Conceptual design work in conjunction with the relevant clubs has been completed and schematic design work is currently underway.

Kananook Creek Gardens Development

The Kananook Creek Gardens Project aims to create an interpretive walk, along the eastern side of Kananook Creek, using the network of paths between Station Street and Seaford Road.

The walk will show case a number of created garden beds representing certain EVC’s found within the municipality. Where possible, existing garden beds will be utilised with some areas of open grassland to be sprayed out to create new beds.

Further information can be found at

Description of Works:

The scope of works includes:

  • Removal of rubbish, waste and debris from the existing vegetation;
  • Treat/removal of high threat woody weed, herbaceous and scrambling weeds;
  • Revegetation with indigenous species based on site conditions and Ecological Vegetation Classes; and
  • 12 month Establishment Maintenance Period and weed control.

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Timing of Works

Works will commence in March 2022 and expected to be completed by June 2023.

Disruption Expected

Site, traffic and pedestrian management will be in place for the entire duration of works to ensure safe access for traffic, pedestrians and workers. Majority of the works will occur between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Contractor: Felix Botanica Pty. Ltd.

Project Management: Frankston City Council – Open Space, Capital Works Delivery Department – 1300 322 322 

Lady Emily Reserve Playground Construction and Park Upgrade Works


12R Lady Emily Way Skye VIC 3977

Description of Works

The Lady Emily Reserve Construction Scope of Works include (but are not limited to the following):

  • Builders Preliminaries (OH&S Safe Work Method Statement Including Underground Service Detection, Site Set-Out, Temporary Site Protective Fencing and other Preliminary Items);
  • Demolition of existing playground (retaining some infill timber panels for informal seating) and site preparation;
  • Excavation and earthworks;
  • Site preparation;
  • Supply and installation of playground and park furniture (park seating, picnic shelter, picnic tables, drinking fountain) elements,
  • Installation of one bin enclosure on concrete pad as per Council Standard Details,
  • Basketball key on concrete pad with skateboard area,
  • In-ground trampoline and other playground items,
  • Supply and installation of sculptural elements,
  • Associated earthworks and civil drainage works,
  • Supply and installation of drinking fountain,
  • Perimeter fencing and maintenance gate entry works,
  • Concrete pathways and landscaping improvements,
  • Play surface treatments;
  • Concrete edging;
  • Garden bed preparation, planting, mulching and topsoiling;
  • New tree planting;
  • Completion & landscaping maintenance;
  • All reinstatements associated with delivering the works (make good all disturbed grass as a result of access egress work movements) under contract, and
  • Site clean-up, excess spoil removal and disposal of debris.

Timing of Works

Works will commence on Monday, 14 February 2022 and are expected to be completed by mid to late May 2022, subject to weather and site conditions.

Disruption Expected

Site, traffic and pedestrian management will be in place for the entire duration of works to ensure safe access for traffic, pedestrians and workers. Work will occur between 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience however local traffic will most likely to be affected while the works are being undertaken. The site entrance will be via one point along McGowan Drive only.

Final Concept Plans:

Revised 3D Image of Playground: Lady Emily Reserve - 3D Playground Render by Allplay - Rev B - A4625638 (View) 

Contractor: Open Playscapes Pty Ltd

Project Management: Frankston City Council – Open Space, Capital Works Delivery Department – 1300 322 322 

Lloyd Park Netball Pavilion

The netball pavilion at Lloyd Park, Langwarrin, is receiving a facelift in 2023, thanks to a State Government Grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV).

The project includes refurbishment of the existing pavilion as well as construction of an additional building adjacent to the pavilion which will provide:

  • a female friendly change room
  • amenities
  • first aid room
  • and umpire’s room

The pavilion is home to the Langwarrin Netball Club and Langwarrin Football Netball Club and once complete, the upgrade will support the redeveloped netball courts and lighting by providing an appropriate standard of player amenities and support future growth in participation

The designs for this project have been developed in close consultation with the clubs as well as Netball Victoria.

This is one of several improvement projects at Lloyd Park:

  • The new two-storey $6.5 million Lloyd Park Pavilion is currently under construction and will host a number of clubs on site. It is jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government.
  • A new the senior football pavilion is currently in the detailed design phase and will be partially funded by the Australian Government.

McClelland Reserve No 1 Soccer Pitch Reconstruction

Frankston City Council is reconstructing the the No 1 soccer pitch at McClelland Reserve in accordance with Council Sports Development Plan and Playing Surface Renewal Program. The existing pitch is constructed on an old tip site and the surface has been deteriorating over many years as the tip material continues to break down causing undulations on the pitch.

The reconstruction methodology involves removing the grass layer (25mm ) and then undertaking a rapid impact compaction (RIC) process to speed up consolidation of the tip material. Once the RIC is completed, the subgrade level will then be raised to finish subgrade level and irrigation and lay flat drainage installed. Following this the pitch will be covered with a 250mm sand layer in preparation for turfing. This methodology raises the finish surface levels compared to the current levels to ensure that we don’t break into the tip material.

The project also includes perimeter drainage, sportsfield fencing, ball stop fencing, new goals and coaches boxes. 




Road Renewal Program FY 22/23: November 22 – June 23

Council will undertake 18 road repair and resheeting works throughout the city to maximise the life of these roads as a part of Council’s Road Renewal Program for FY 2022/23.

These works are part of Council’s preventative maintenance program, which aims to repair and resurface roads prior to significant deterioration. 


Work hours

To reduce impact on the community and local businesses, works within Central Activity Area (CAA) will be planned to be undertaken as night works.

Work timing for other locations will be determined based on site specific requirements of each location. Residents will be notified of the timing of works with at least seven days’ notice.  


Road Name


Extent Of Works


Playne Street (CAA Area)


Nepean Hwy To Thompson St

Full Depth Asphalt

Wells Street (CAA Area)


Nepean Hwy To Beach St


Young St/ Station St Intersection (CAA Area)


Young St/ Station St Intersection

Porphyry paving removal with asphalt

Mccormicks Road

Carrum Downs

St John Wood To Brunnings Rd

Full Depth Asphalt

Mccormicks Road

Carrum Downs

150M South Of Hall Rd To Rowellyn Ave


Railway Parade


Coonara Ave To Hayman Ave

Full Depth Asphalt

Lyrebird Drive

Carrum Downs

Greenwood Dr To Currawong Dr

Full Depth Asphalt

Lyrebird Drive

Carrum Downs

Ballarto Rd To Greenshank Ct


Beach Street


Queen St To Royle St


Mcmahons Road


Beach St To Addicott Ln

Full Depth Asphalt

Ashleigh Avenue


Beach St To Golconda Ave


Grange Road


Nepean Hwy To End


Hill Street


Random St To Hillcrest Rd


Catherine Parade


Cranbourne St Beach St


Highland Drive


Frankston Flinders Rd To Escarpment Dr


Witternberg Ave


Heatherhill Rd To Ondean Ct


Castillon Square


Franciscan Ave To Franciscan Ave


Bushlark Dr


Jacana Dr To Szer Way


Treatments Types

  • Full depth asphalt - Reinstatement of multiple layers of road pavement
  • Intermediate - Replacement of the surface layer of the pavement, including treatment of heavily cracked pavement areas
  • Resheeting - Placement of a thin asphalt layer over existing pavement
  • Porphyry paving removal with asphalt – Replacement of existing porphyry pavers with asphalt layer


The Road Renewal Program for FY 2022/23 is scheduled to commence in November 2022 and expected to be completed by June 2023. The works at each location may take up to three to four days, depending on the treatment type and weather.

Work hours

To reduce impact on the community and local businesses, works within Central Activity Area (CAA) will be planned to be undertaken as night works.

Work timing for other locations will be determined based on site specific requirements of each location. Residents will be notified of the timing of works with at least seven days’ notice.  

Traffic management, access and parking

While every effort is made to minimise disruptions, there will be some impacts to residents.

While works are underway, the roads will be closed to all through vehicle traffic, and traffic management including detours will be in place.

Residents will be able to enter and exit their properties with assistance from the onsite traffic controllers, however, there may be some delays at times depending on equipment location and the work that is underway. To reduce delays, please notify traffic controllers in advance if you need to travel and in and out of your property between 7am and 5am during the works.

On-street parking will not be available during works, and residents are advised to seek alternative parking arrangements ahead of time.

Buses and Emergency Services will have access through the work zone via traffic controllers


The road works would generate some noise particularly from the road excavation and associated machinery. This includes reversing beepers which are required for the safety of workers on site. Council’s contractor will endeavour to minimise noise as much as possible.

More information

If you have any queries regarding these works, please contact Council’s Contractor Downer Edi’s Project Manager Prem Premkumar on 0419 497 140 or email alternatively  Council’s Project Manager Ashoka Herath on 1300 322 322 or email

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve and maintain our roads.

Rosemary Reserve Playground and Park Refurbishment

The project includes the following upgrade components;

  • Landscaping (new trees and garden beds)
  • Upgraded seating and paths
  • A three- bay swing
  • Senior play unit
  • Junior play unit with embankment slide
  • Refurbished Fire Engine
  • Half-egg spinner
  • Drinking fountain
  • Picnic shelter

The project is expected to commence March 13 2023 and be completed by 30 June 2023.

White St Mall Works

This project will create a welcoming public space in White Street Mall for the community to enjoy day or night.

Creating a more social, active and open space leads to increased footfall for traders with important flow-on benefits including positive social interactions and improved community safety. A sense of place and strengthened identity

The works include:

  • New feature lighting
  • Integrated flexible seating and activity areas and greening
  • A decked platform and playful rubber landscape treatments

Accessible and active

A defined connection to Wells Street will invite users to visit and spend time in the mall with the potential for business and community activities to increase footfall.

Seating and activity areas will be positioned close to Wells Street to draw visitors into the mall with easy access to shopfronts. Service and emergency vehicles retain clear access to the east side of the mall.

Next steps

The tender for the works has been awarded to Terraform Civil Pty Ltd. Works are scheduled to commence from Monday 8 August 2022, weather permitting. The works are expected to be completed by early November 2022.

Access during construction

Pedestrian and delivery vehicle access will be maintained along the eastern side of the mall with pedestrian access along the western side.

Access to businesses, including deliveries, will be maintained throughout construction. If access is disrupted for any reason, our contractors will provide as much notice as possible and work to minimize impacts on your business.

For more information and project plans, please download White St Mall Frankston Project(PDF, 11MB).

To provide feedback, ask questions or for further information on this project contact:

  • Marli Stacey (Place Activation Officer)
  • Parinaz Bezchi (City Design Specialist)
  • Ashish Bhavsar (Project Manager)

phone: 1300 322 322


Yarralumla Reserve Playground and Park Refurbishment

The project includes the following upgrade components;

  • Senior and junior play unit
  • Triple swing and basket swing
  • Flying saucer
  • A new multicourt - basketball/netball court
  • Drainage improvements
  • Water sensitive urban design features
  • Landscaping
  • New accessible paths ways 
  • Upgrading seating and fencing
  • New picnic shelter and BBQ area
  • New parking bays 
  • Drinking fountain

For more information check out Issue for Construction Documentation Package, Issue 1(PDF, 12MB).

Yarralumla Reserve