A new landscape masterplan for Ruffey Lake Park has been given the green light, to make the park more accessible while preserving its diverse natural environment and historic qualities for years to come.
Following two rounds of community consultations and with more than 1,000 community members providing feedback, Manningham finalised the Ruffey Lake Park Landscape Masterplan 2021, giving the park a clear direction for its future design, development and management over the next 15 years.
Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said the masterplan outlined Manningham’s commitment to open space that is connected, safe and accessible to the community.
“Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation process, providing valuable input on the draft masterplan and priority works in the park,” he said.
The top elements the community are most excited about are:
- new tree planting
- path widening and additional connections
- toilet and infrastructure upgrades, including changing places at The Boulevarde and new toilet at Church Road North
- accessibility improvements including a new boardwalk and bridges
- upgrades to the existing play space, including water play.
Initial works on the exercise stations and tree planting will begin by the end of 2021.
The Masterplan also makes considerations to projects identified in the Waldau Precinct Masterplan 2019 including a major upgrade of play equipment and a new café at Victoria Street Playground.
To see the full Ruffey Lake Park Landscape Masterplan 2021, visit yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/ruffey-lake-park