McLean Reserve Renewal - Consultation Phase 2

Project Overview

Moorabool Shire Council is actively seeking community input on the Concept Sketch Plan for McLean Reserve.

McLean reserve, situated on Inglis Street in Ballan, plays a significant role as a central civic space for the local community. Existing amenities are showing signs of wear and require upgrades to effectively cater to the needs of the community.

The McLean Reserve Community Engagement Phase 2, aims to gather valuable community feedback on the Concept Sketch plan provided by Pollen Studio. Pollen Studio, a very well-established Landscape Studio in Victoria, have provided a Concept Design Sketch Plan taking on board internal stakeholder input and community feedback from Community Consultation – Phase 1.

The primary focus of this phase of engagement is to gather community feedback on what they feel works and what doesn’t with this Concept Design Sketch Plan. This feedback will be instrumental in shaping the future development of the reserve.

By actively involving the community in the decision-making process, the project seeks to create a revitalized McLean Reserve that truly reflects the aspirations and needs of the residents of Ballan, users of McLean Reserve and various Internal and external stakeholders. The ultimate goal is to secure the necessary support to transform the reserve into a more appealing, functional, and inclusive space that benefits the entire community.

Considerations for Key Elements:

In planning the redesign of McLean Reserve, we have carefully considered the placement of key elements based on various factors:

  • Open Lawn: The open lawn area, located opposite the Aleppo Pine, has been designed to serve as a gathering space for events attended by large numbers.
  • Toilets: To optimize space and maintain clear sight lines, the toilets will have a smaller footprint, pushed to the corner while remaining near existing service connections and car parking.
  • Playspace: The playspace has been strategically separated from the Aleppo Pine (a reflective space) and toilets, with a planted buffer or fence along the road where necessary.
  • Plaza: A plaza has been designed to connect seamlessly with the streetscape, incorporating features like seating, trees, and other elements, tying in with the recent Inglis Street upgrades.
The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.