A greener and cleaner Civic Reserve

Published on 16 February 2023


Great things are happening in your neighbourhood as we work to update our Civic Reserve Master Plan.

Civic Reserve is a 25-hectare park located on the corner of Mornington-Tyabb and Dunns Road in Mornington. The park is well used and much loved by nearby residents, as well as the wider peninsula community.

It is home to MPRG, Mornington Rose Garden, Oakhill Gallery and Civic Reserve Recreation Centre with its many user groups and sports clubs.

There’s also a fenced off leash free dog park, playground, skate park, walking paths and two lakes with wild water birds. 

The last Master Plan for the site was adopted in 2008 and is now outdated.

We’re working on a new Master Plan for the site, and we’d love to hear from the community about how you use the site, how you rate the facilities and to hear your ideas for improvements to help inform the Plan. 

What will happen with your feedback?

This is a first-round community consultation. We’ll use all the community feedback received to develop the draft Civic Reserve Master Plan.

In mid-2023, the Draft Master Plan will be placed on public exhibition for you to review to ensure it is in line with community expectations.


Community consultation is currently open and closes 15 March 2023.

Provide your thoughts by visiting mornpen.vic.gov.au/civicreservemasterplan

Hard copy forms are also available at Customer Service Centres for printing on request.

Quotes attributable to Mayor and Briars Ward Councillor Steve Holland:
“The refreshed Master Plan aims to guide the future use and development of our much-loved reserve making sure it meets the needs of our growing and diverse community.”

Quotes attributable to Briars Ward Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“With so many facilities and groups that call Civic Reserve home, it’s essential we refresh this Master Plan to ensure it’s meeting the needs of its user groups and meets community expectations.” 

Quotes attributable to Briars Ward Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“I’m looking forward to seeing the community’s thoughts on how we can improve Civic Reserve, which I know is highly valued by locals – your thoughts are essential as its every day users.”



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