Have your say on the Master Plan for Monterey Reserve, Frankston North

Published on 18 October 2021

Monterey Park Playground

Residents are urged to share their feedback on how to improve Monterey Reserve, Frankston North, as part of a master plan that is currently being prepared for the site. 

The aim of the master plan is to improve this important community space so that it can meet the needs of the community now and into the future and become a destination for the local community to safely gather, exercise and play.

North West Ward Cr Steven Hughes said the Monterey Reserve is an important place for community sport and recreation for people of all ages and abilities.

Currently the reserve provides grassed open spaces, play equipment, a skate park, a sound shell, a dog free roam area and the Pines Soccer Club sporting facilities. An upgrade to the Soccer Pavilion is currently underway including a new public toilet, along with a Master Plan for the Pines Aquatic Centre and a project has begun to redevelop the sports lighting.

Cr Hughes said: “As part of our commitment to deliver a well-planned and liveable city, we are updating the Monterey Reserve Master Plan developed in 2004.

“The Frankston Open Space Strategy 2016 also identified the need to upgrade Monterey Reserve. It identified this under-developed open space as a top priority.

“We are asking our community to share with us what they like and dislike about the Monterey Reserve and most importantly, how we can improve it to make it a better space for everyone to use in the future.

“The Monterey Reserve Master Plan will improve facilities on site and create better links from the soccer fields to the aquatic centre, where the play space and skate park are located,” Cr Hughes said.

North West Ward Cr Sue Baker added: “Recommendations are likely to include more exciting district level play opportunities, a greater variety of recreation facilities, increased lighting around the whole reserve for increased safety and usage, improvements to the skate park and better use of the community sound shell.

“We want to boost the experience for all community members who use the reserve and will look to improve access for people of all abilities. We hope dog owners and their pets will continue to enjoy the reserve.

“We’d also like to deliver environmental improvements with more landscaping, tree planting and establishment of habitat for local fauna,” Cr Baker said.

Cr Baker added: “There are a number of ways our community can to get involved and help shape the outcomes of their local reserve. Share your experiences with Monterey Reserve and your ideas for improvements via our map, ideas wall, or survey by 7 November and go into the draw to win a $40 voucher.”

Residents can have their say at https://engage.frankston.vic.gov.au/monterey-reserve-master-plan - add a marker on the map to indicate how you are currently using Monterey Reserve and what you would like to see at the reserve in future. There’s also an Ideas Wall where residents can also share feedback and ideas.

Locals can also complete the online survey, which takes about six minutes or call 1300 322 322 to do a telephone survey. Council is offering participants to win 1 of 3 vouchers to be spent at a local IGA for completing the survey.

To complete the survey in writing either download a Word copy of the survey and email it to urbandesign@frankston.vic.gov.au or download a hard copy of the survey and return it by post to Urban Design, Frankston City Council PO Box 490 Frankston VIC 3199. Residents can call 1300 322 322 to request a reply paid envelope.