Proposed Landscape and Playspace Improvements

Hume City Council is planning to replace the play equipment and improve the landscape at Johnstone Street Reserve, Jacana.

Council gathered demographic information, feedback from park maintenance staff, feedback provided directly to Council from residents, open space planning principles and engineering advice to prepare a draft concept design for the park.

Johnstone Street Reserve is situated on a closed landfill that served the Jacana community between 1966 and 1974. The existing play equipment is within an area of high surface water flow. This means there will be restrictions on how the space is designed.

In consultation with external consultants, it has been proposed to locate the new playspace to the west of the reserve away from the challenges with the water flow and landfill depth.

The design includes a new playspace accessible from the car park, parkour exercise equipment, new shelter, BBQ, and picnic facilities, landscaping.

The existing flying fox will remain where it is, however, the draft concept design has identified a new location once the existing flying fox is due for replacement.

Other elements being considered for the future include improvements to the multi court, low impact exercise equipment and a small bike/scooter track.

How you can participate

Please review the designs and have your say. We would like to hear from the local community, especially children, about your impressions of the draft concept design. Community input will guide the final design for the Johnstone Street Reserve Redevelopment.

The opportunity to give feedback closed on Monday 12 April 2022:

Click here to complete a short survey
Phone Hume Open Space Planning Team to share your views on 9205 2200. We will happily arrange for conversations in languages other than English.