Fleming Park open space refurbishment, Brunswick East

Construction overview

The scope of work for installation of new toilet facilities and a park and playspace upgrade to be constructed are shown in the Revised Open Space Upgrade Plan (PDF 262Kb).

Work on these combined projects is nearing completion, with the new playspace, picnic shelter and BBQ area now open for use and enjoyment by all, as of 3 November 2017.

Additionally, Council is consulting the community ahead of refreshing the Fleming Park Master Plan

Completion works

The completion of playspace and picnic facilities has been achieved a week ahead of schedule. As of 3 November 2017 this area between the oval and shared path is opened up for people to access and enjoy all the new facilities.

Lawn areas have been top dressed with fresh soil and hydroseeded to help the existing grass recover and provide a fresh cover of green growth.

Establishment of lawn is expected to progress quickly with the spring weather bringing some rain and plenty of sunshine in weeks to come.

In the meantime these lawn areas have been cordoned off with bunting to encourage people to stay off the hydroseeding until the lawn is able to be mown and the bunting is taken down.

Path separation works are scheduled to be carried out 13-20 November 2017. During this time the shared path will be closed and made temporarily inaccessible to cyclists and pedestrians.

Park improvements

The completion of works so far has seen the installation of new playground with a great range of play equipment including swing set with Basket Swing, as shown in the Revised Open Space Upgrade Plan (PDF 262Kb).

The upgraded picnic area now has a new park shelter and barbecue as well as new picnic settings and drink fountains, along with additional tree planting for shade.  

The shared path realignment when completed will see the physical separation of cycle path from the circuit footpath around the oval, which is shown in the Shared Path Alignment Plan (PDF 123Kb).

This is one of a number of changes in the path network in the eastern portion of Fleming Park designed to achieve significant improvement in circulation and safety, greatly reducing potential conflict between cyclists and pedestrians.

Timeline for construction

Playspace and bbq/picnic areas completed as at 3 November 2017.

Path Separation works are now scheduled to be carried out in the period 13-20 November 2017.

  • May 2017 - start early works
  • August 2017 - complete early works
  • 20 September 2017 - commence completion works
  • 3 November 2017 - playspace & picnic area open for use
  • 13-20 November 2017- path separation works & project completion

Further information

If you would like to receive more information on this project or provide feedback on proposals, email Open Space or phone 8311 4391 to speak with Andrew Blight, Landscape Architect, Open Space Design and Development Unit.

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