Erskine Paddock Landscape Plan

Erskine Paddock Landscape Plan

This project arose through a group of concerned Lorne community members – primarily parents using the Erskine Paddock playground and surrounding area with their children.

Due to the poor view lines and numerous hiding places around the site’s perimeter, community members were concerned about children’s safety in the heavily treed area. Further improvement suggestions of the community have been considered in developing a landscape plan for Erskine Paddock.

Following initial consultation over summer 2017, GORCC have finalised the draft concept for the landscape plan which aims to maintain open space and the existing landscape character, consistent with the Erskine River Precinct Master Plan, but also update and improve this local park area for daily use.

Some of the proposed elements include:

  • Replacing the ageing play equipment and old bike path with nature-based play features and a new track play feature
  • Installing new BBQ, picnic and other seating
  • Landscaping around the perimeter
  • Addition of gravel path along Otway St edge and a pedestrian link across Cypress Ave to improve circulation around paddock area and connections with other path networks.

Have your say

Throughout January and February 2019 GORCC held nine community consultation sessions across Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Torquay. Thank you to all who have participated, the current round of community consultation has now closed. Feedback received during consultation on the final concepts will help inform detailed design and construction.

Next steps

Following consultation over summer 2018/19 key next steps are:

  • Detailed design drawings of the landscape plan based on final concept, including final costings and staged construction approach if required.
  • Obtain required statutory approvals for the works.
  • Undertake construction.

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