Botanic Park Masterplan

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COMING SOON: In person feedback sessions.

UPDATE: A draft masterplan has been developed by the consultants based on the responses we had from the community. Does the plan look right to you?

The aim of the masterplan is to provide a vision for how the park will look and function in the long term. From you, we heard that you wanted:

  • To retain the openness and uncluttered nature of the park
  • To balance the natural and developed areas of the park
  • For it to be enhanced in a way that makes it more welcoming and accessible
  • Improve the safety of the park, including in how dogs and people interact within the park

More specific ideas came up for both the new expanded area and for the existing park. These included:

  • Dementia friendly garden and facilities with artwork, timber arbour, carved animals, bird bath, seats, sensory wall and feature paving materials
  • A fence around the playground
  • More picnic shelters and places to gather
  • An enhanced wetland or body of water
  • A large event space, such as an ampitheatre or sound shell, and space for food trucks to serve
  • More bins, signage and seats
  • Improved paths that create a network for pedestrians and cyclists, links to town from the Len Lynch spur
  • Enhancements to stormwater drainage
  • More car parking

Illustrated plans detailing the recommended actions are provided as a document attachment. The plans don't mean we'll be able to get every element we heard the community might want, but it gives us a good basis for a vision we can work towards over time. Take a good look at the plans and let us know what you think by completing the Masterplan Survey at the bottom of this page.

Previous information:

A new masterplan will be designed for the Mansfield Botanic Park. Help us shape the future of our beloved Bot Park by contributing your thoughts and ideas in this community consultation.

When we asked for ideas about how to enhance our outdoor spaces, we had many responses about the Botanic Park. In response, we set money aside from that grant funding to develop a Botanic Park Masterplan that would bring together the many great ideas the community has for that space.

It's not just the existing space - the Mansfield Botanic Park Masterplan will consider the current park and an extension of almost 3.9 hectares of land adjacent to the Redgum Estate.

We know you love the Botanic Park and have loads of ideas. We've already completed some improvements to the Botanic Park completed over the last 12 months, including the installation of the new playground, the Gadhaba garden, new picnic tables and bench seating and restoration of flood damage to paths and garden areas.

Procuring a consultant to complete and implement the masterplan is funded with $40,000 of the $300,000 total grant funding from the Victorian Government’s Outdoor Economy Package.

We've heard you also want to address how dogs and families can safely share the space and developments that will enable the community to host events, such as power and a stage. These are great ideas - what others do you have to help shape and guide the Mansfield Botanic Park Masterplan? Tell us below.

COMING SOON: In person feedback sessions.

UPDATE: A draft masterplan has been developed by the consultants based on the responses we had from the community. Does the plan look right to you?

The aim of the masterplan is to provide a vision for how the park will look and function in the long term. From you, we heard that you wanted:

  • To retain the openness and uncluttered nature of the park
  • To balance the natural and developed areas of the park
  • For it to be enhanced in a way that makes it more welcoming and accessible
  • Improve the safety of the park, including in how dogs and people interact within the park

More specific ideas came up for both the new expanded area and for the existing park. These included:

  • Dementia friendly garden and facilities with artwork, timber arbour, carved animals, bird bath, seats, sensory wall and feature paving materials
  • A fence around the playground
  • More picnic shelters and places to gather
  • An enhanced wetland or body of water
  • A large event space, such as an ampitheatre or sound shell, and space for food trucks to serve
  • More bins, signage and seats
  • Improved paths that create a network for pedestrians and cyclists, links to town from the Len Lynch spur
  • Enhancements to stormwater drainage
  • More car parking

Illustrated plans detailing the recommended actions are provided as a document attachment. The plans don't mean we'll be able to get every element we heard the community might want, but it gives us a good basis for a vision we can work towards over time. Take a good look at the plans and let us know what you think by completing the Masterplan Survey at the bottom of this page.

Previous information:

A new masterplan will be designed for the Mansfield Botanic Park. Help us shape the future of our beloved Bot Park by contributing your thoughts and ideas in this community consultation.

When we asked for ideas about how to enhance our outdoor spaces, we had many responses about the Botanic Park. In response, we set money aside from that grant funding to develop a Botanic Park Masterplan that would bring together the many great ideas the community has for that space.

It's not just the existing space - the Mansfield Botanic Park Masterplan will consider the current park and an extension of almost 3.9 hectares of land adjacent to the Redgum Estate.

We know you love the Botanic Park and have loads of ideas. We've already completed some improvements to the Botanic Park completed over the last 12 months, including the installation of the new playground, the Gadhaba garden, new picnic tables and bench seating and restoration of flood damage to paths and garden areas.

Procuring a consultant to complete and implement the masterplan is funded with $40,000 of the $300,000 total grant funding from the Victorian Government’s Outdoor Economy Package.

We've heard you also want to address how dogs and families can safely share the space and developments that will enable the community to host events, such as power and a stage. These are great ideas - what others do you have to help shape and guide the Mansfield Botanic Park Masterplan? Tell us below.

Page last updated: 27 Jan 2023, 02:56 PM