The City of Casey has approved a recommendation to name a reserve in Clyde North the ‘Mick Morland Reserve’ in recognition of the significant contribution and community service of former Mayor and Councillor, Mick Morland.
The reserve is located at 336i Grices Road, within the Edrington Ward which Mick Morland served as Councillor for six terms since he was first elected in 1992.
City of Casey Manager City and Asset Planning, Keri New, said that the reserve will provide a new community hub that celebrates his support of sporting clubs, community, and nature conservation.
“The site will be developed into a District Level AFL/Cricket and Netball facility. It will include one oval, two netball courts, multipurpose community pavilion, cricket nets, car park, playground, shared paths, landscaping and public art,” she said.
“The site is in the Kilora Park Estate, a new residential area within Clyde North, one of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs. The new recreation reserve will provide much needed recreation space, facilities and participation opportunities for the new community to be active and connected.
“The reserve forms part of the Council endorsed ‘Mick Morland Legacy Link’, connecting the new community centre, recreation reserve and Cardinia Creek, an important recreation, conservation, and ecologically significant site. A suite of design installations are planned and Council officers are consulting relevant parties and progressing the design of these elements.
“The new reserve is ideal to be named in honour of Mick Morland and to acknowledge his significant role.”
The project is included in Council’s 2019/20 Capital Works Program and is outlined in the Clyde North Precinct Structure Plan and Council’s Leisure Facilities Development Plan.
Council will give public notice of its intention to name the site ‘Mick Morland Reserve’ to invite submissions and will also request the Registrar of Geographic Names to endorse Council’s resolution.
The Morland family have provided support for the ‘Mick Morland Legacy Link’ including naming the site ‘Mick Morland Reserve’.