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The future of Constable Hyde Memorial Garden, Leabrook

Consultation has concluded

How do you use this space and what vision do you have for the future use of this Garden?

Background

In 2013 the local community sought support from Council to secure the Constable Hyde Memorial Garden as community land, following the intention of the State Government to dispose of the land on the open market.

Council is in the process of acquiring Constable Hyde Memorial Garden, and seeks to engage with the community to determine the future use of this open space.

What is there now?

This open space is located on the corner of Kensington Road and Tusmore Avenue,

How do you use this space and what vision do you have for the future use of this Garden?

Background

In 2013 the local community sought support from Council to secure the Constable Hyde Memorial Garden as community land, following the intention of the State Government to dispose of the land on the open market.

Council is in the process of acquiring Constable Hyde Memorial Garden, and seeks to engage with the community to determine the future use of this open space.

What is there now?

This open space is located on the corner of Kensington Road and Tusmore Avenue, Leabrook. Neighbouring the Garden is a shopping complex, the Regal Theatre, a medical centre and residential properties. Well-patronised bus stops are also located on the northern and western sides of the Garden.

The existing use of the Garden consists of grassed open space (Space 1 as per the image below); a plaza area with paving and raised garden beds (Space 2); and a carpark (Space 3).

What does Council want to know?

Council seeks your input on a potential upgrade of the Garden, which could include a new playground, and the elements that you prefer for this open space.

This community engagement closes at 5 pm Thursday 31 August.

How do I have a say?

Come along to an INFORMATION DAY:

Saturday 19 August 2017

12 noon - 3 pm

Constable Hyde Memorial Garden

Free sausage sizzle hosted by the Burnside Lions Club

Alternatively, you can complete the online survey below.

More detail on the playground

One of the key areas that Council is seeking community input on is a playground. There was previously a playground located in Space 1 and, if the community advise that a playground is a desirable element for the Garden, a new playground will be installed.

Below are different themes of modern playgrounds. Please consider these themes to assist you in providing feedback via the online survey below.

For more information

For more information contact Kelly Burns, Council's Urban Services Project Officer, on 8366 4200.

Natural playspace

Traditional

Sensory Garden

Consultation has concluded
  • Update

    3 months ago

    From 10 – 31 August 2017, Council sought your feedback on the future use of Constable Hyde Memorial Garden.

    Council sought input on a potential upgrade of the Garden, including the elements that the community preferred for this open space. Feedback has contributed to the development of two draft master plan options.

    Respondents to the consultation have told Council that they use the Garden for relaxation and as a cut-through from residential properties to access the shopping and service precinct on Kensington Road. Twenty eight per cent of residents who responded said...

    From 10 – 31 August 2017, Council sought your feedback on the future use of Constable Hyde Memorial Garden.

    Council sought input on a potential upgrade of the Garden, including the elements that the community preferred for this open space. Feedback has contributed to the development of two draft master plan options.

    Respondents to the consultation have told Council that they use the Garden for relaxation and as a cut-through from residential properties to access the shopping and service precinct on Kensington Road. Twenty eight per cent of residents who responded said they use the Garden on a weekly basis.

    The features that the community identified as important for the Garden include more seating, a lawned area, a play space and more trees.

    The community also indicated that retaining the three distinct areas within the Garden is favourable.

    In the grassed open space area the respondents strongly support a new playground to be designed for a 4-7 year age group with a natural theme that features swinging, climbing, sliding and nature play. It was also requested of Council to consider skate park facilities.

    The respondents said that a formal garden and grassed area, paving, and a picnic area are desirable in the plaza area, along with more trees and seating.

    The respondents wanted the car park to be retained with a review of the existing parking conditions to be undertaken.

    Acknowledgment of the Garden’s history is important to the community, particularly in relation to Constable William Hyde.

    Based on the feedback, Council has developed two concepts for the Garden which incorporates the feedback received from the community in August.

    To view the draft concepts and to find out more, please visit here.