Thank you Eildon community

You told us your thoughts on the concept design and shared ideas and suggested improvements. All of this helps us shape the future of the Eildon Splash and Skate Park. We are currently reviewing the information and feedback received . Thank you to those community members who participated and will provide an update on the project in the coming weeks.

  • Over 500 visitors to the project

    with 34 contributions made

  • Elements of the design favoured

    • Vibrant colours
    • Natural Materials
    • Inclusiveness
  • Largest age group to participate:

    • 45-54 year olds
    • closely followed by our 35-44 year olds

The survey has now closed. Thank you to those community members who participated. We are currently reviewing the information and feedback received and will provide an update on the project in the coming weeks.


Murrindindi Shire Council invites you to contribute to the future of the Thomas Marr and Walter Moore Reserves by providing feedback on the concept design for Eildon Splash and Skate Park.

Your feedback will help us to finalise the design to ensure the project is shovel ready, so we can begin the process of seeking funding for project construction.

Thomas Marr and Walter Moore Reserves combine for a total area of eight acres, situated in the heart of the Eildon Township. The concept design establishes the foundation and what features may be possible to construct across these two large reserves to guide their future development.

  • Large open space areas
  • New toilets and change rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Regional-level play space
  • Improved pathways and access
  • Regional-level splash park
  • Upgraded parking facilities across the township
  • Grassed Amphitheatre
  • Aesthetical upgrades to existing pool fence and facilities
  • Skatepark
  • BMX/Pump track
  • Basketball Netball Court resurfacing

How to get involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved in the project

  • Provide feedback on the the concept design via our feedback form
  • Attend our drop-in session on Tuesday 21 December at 3.00 - 6.00 pm
  • Visit one of our Library and Customer Service Centres, or pop-by the Mobile Library and Customer Service van when it’s next visiting Eildon.

Take me to the ...

We encourage you to review the concept design before providing your feedback. It is in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page. Feedback closes at 5.00 pm on Friday 21 January 2022.

What can and can't be influenced

What can be influenced

What can't be influenced

  • Aspects of the reserve elements
    (e.g. skatepark and pump track features)
  • The look and feel (e.g. colours and materials)
  • Selected elements such as landscaping, pathways, car parking, and signage.
  • All individual elements and components can be adjusted to the community's preference.
  • Most of the asthetic considerations can be impacted by the community.
  • The timelines, due to grant funding milestones
  • The location of the main ­­elements within the design due to technical considerations and prior evaluations
  • Material Types regarding safety, standard compliance and maintenance considerations

Background

Council first started talking with the Eildon community about the future of Thomas Marr and Walter Moore Reserves back in 2019. Then in 2020, following a second round of community consultation, Council adopted an Improvement Plan for the precinct.

Since then, we have been busy working with landscape architects, JF Studio, to develop the concept design for the precinct, known as ‘Eildon Splash and Skate Park’ alongside local representatives from the Taungurung Land and Waters Council, Baan Ganalina Water Group, Eildon Primary School students and other key stakeholders.

The concept design shows what the Eildon Splash and Skate Park could look like and how each of the spaces could be used.

When viewing the concept design, you may may notice that some of the key elements have been shifted around since the initial Improvement Plan was created. These changes have been made based on the advice of our designers. Where possible, we have included all aspects of the Improvement Plan and earlier feedback received, in the development of the concept design.

Eildon Primary School ​ Grade 5 and 6 class

Left: All eyes from Eildon Primary School Grade 5 and 6 class are on Jamie Carns, Senior Project Engineer, as he outlines the process involved in creating a 3D Model of the Skate Park and Pump Track. Right: Jamie talks with students about the design and records their feedback.

Next steps

Next steps from here will involve finalising the concept plan into a detailed design, using the community feedback we receive, and then Council will begin the process of seeking funding for project construction. This is a large scale project and will likely be delivered in stages.