Project overview

Council is developing a 10-year Masterplan for the Glenlyon Recreation Reserve to inform the future planning, provision and enhancement of the Reserve.

The Glenlyon Recreation Reserve includes the Glenlyon Racecourse and Glenlyon Mineral Spring and covers an area of approximately 50 acres. The Reserve has a Heritage Overlay of Local Significance. The Glenlyon Recreation Reserve includes a pavilion, sports oval with synthetic cricket wicket, cricket training net, playground, barbeque and picnic facilities, public toilet amenities, walking and riding tracks and trails, equestrian cross-country course, equestrian arena, wood chopping area, camping grounds and shooting range with supporting infrastructure. The State Governments Victorian Mineral Springs Strategic Masterplan provides the direction on the ongoing management, sustainability, opportunities and priorities for the Glenlyon Mineral Spring.

In 2019 Council engaged a consultant to develop the Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Masterplan and a working draft Masterplan was developed after undertaking the initial community engagement phase of the project.

In early 2020 the Masterplan project was paused to undertake an investigation of land contamination at the reserve. This matter has been resolved enabling the Masterplan development to recommence.

Community engagement on the Masterplan development is underway.

Following this engagement, the draft Masterplan will be considered for endorsement by Council for public exhibition in early 2023. The public exhibition period will inform final changes to the draft Masterplan prior to Council’s consideration to adopt the final Masterplan later in 2023.

Project update

Across October to December 2022 community engagement was undertaken to gather insights and feedback on the themes of the working draft Masterplan to determine if community or stakeholder priorities had changed since 2019.

Engagement activities in this phase of community engagement included:

  • 12 key stakeholder meetings
  • 2 drop-in sessions
  • 2 phone calls
  • 4 email submissions
  • 18 community survey respondents
  • 1 council workshop
  • 1 written submission
  • 13 surveys from young people in Glenlyon and surrounding areas (reviewed from Youth Census).

The engagement findings identified during this phase of engagement are summarised in the attached Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Masterplan Engagement Report Summary - February 2023.

Thank you to everyone for your feedback.