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Elsternwick Park north

Elsternwick Park Oval 1 - the car park is temporarily closed near the Bowling Club due to muddy conditions. Sections of the car park will remain closed from Friday 21 June 2019 and will reopen in a few days. 

The transition of the former Elsternwick Park Golf Course to an environmentally focused park is continuing. The park will now be known as Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve.

Community consultation on a new masterplan for the environmentally focused park is planned for early 2019.

Council is making significant investments in upgrades at Elsternwick Park over the next three years, including:

  • New pavilion and reconstruction of Oval 1
  • New pavilion and reconstruction of Oval 2
  • Playground upgrades in Elsternwick Park south
  • New pavilion, lighting and reconstruction of Oval 4
  • New public toilet in Elsternwick Park south 

Returning golf course to public open space

Elsternwick Golf Course ceased activities on 30 June 2018 and the site has been re-opened as public parkland for recreational use including picnics, running, walking and other activities.

Dogs must be on-leash at all times. Dogs can be walked off leash in the parkland south of Bent Avenue.

Work has started on technical investigations to determine the possibilities and limitations for turning the former golf course into an environmentally-focussed park. This includes:

  • Feature assessment (including ground levels)
  • Groundwater assessment
  • Flood modelling
  • Soil assessments
  • Baseline flora and fauna survey

This work will inform public consultation to develop a master plan for the 14 hectares. Public consultation is expected to start in February 2019.

Four key priorities for the new park have been identified:

  • Environment
  • Public amenity
  • Flood mitigation
  • Water quality

A reference group of technical experts and community representatives has been initiated to explore these priorities and identify options for possible management models.

More information

Phone: Damien VanTrier, Manager Open Space Recreation and Wellbeing, 9599 4699

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