Ideas wanted for future development of 150 Cambridge Road site

Published on 21 September 2023


Community members are being invited to share their ideas and vision on what improvements could be made on the land at 150 Cambridge Rd, Kilsyth.

The land at the former Yarra Hills Secondary College site was formerly owned by the Department of Education, but was purchased by Council last year following a passionate plea from the local community so that the area could be retained as open public space.

Attention is now turning to how to make the site an accessible and inclusive space for the entire community to enjoy.

Walling Ward Councillor, Len Cox, said that this was an exciting step in the project timeline.

“Now is the time for the community to have a think about what they would like to see at the site, which will become a focal point in the area of Kilsyth,” Cr Cox said.

“Informally so far we’ve had ideas for an urban forest or orchard, paths for pet walking, fitness or cross-country running, bike paths and jumps, or social/picnic/BBQ areas.

“However we’re open to any ideas that will turn this space into something that can be enjoyed by everyone.

“After we hear from the community, their ideas will be collated and then used to identify improvements to help shape up a concept plan for the area.

“We’ll then take that plan back out to the community for another round of consultation to gauge their thoughts.

What’s not on the table for the site includes large-scale developments such as stadiums, pools, housing and organised sporting facilities.

Community members will have until 31 October to provide their feedback.

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