Share your thoughts on French Street Reserve, Rye

Published on 03 December 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking public feedback on plans to enhance and protect 7.2 hectares of underutilised public land at French Street Reserve in Rye.

A Draft Masterplan detailing walking trails, leash free dog area and much more has been developed for the Shire-owned reserve following local enthusiasm to activate the land as a community space.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said “the draft plan has been produced based on the feedback we received from our community.

“We’re working to provide an engaging space for everyone to enjoy while conserving, and where possible enhancing the quality of the reserve’s natural elements, especially the significant Moonah Woodland trees”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser said “the plan proposes to develop a community park with low level infrastructure to support the amenity of learning, growing fitness and fun; all high priorities for our community”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Bryan Payne said “this reserve is a fantastic community resource and has the potential to provide a great opportunity for local schools and Landcare groups to educate in a natural bushland setting”.

The Draft Masterplan includes:

• Protection of 3.2 hectares of existing Moonah Woodland

• Retention of 4 hectares of open grassed area

• Picnic area

• Two carparks (one at either end of the reserve)

• Walking trails

• All abilities public toilet

• Fenced dog leash free area and more!

Your feedback will help the Shire ensure the overall design is one that our community wants and needs.

Have your say

You can complete a submission online by 5pm, Friday 21 December at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Alternatively, complete a hard copy at any Mornington Peninsula Shire customer service office.

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Shire’s Community Development Officer Susan Reynoldson joins local community members Barb Polus, Christine Lillis, Heidi Duell, Mechelle Cheers, Judy Treacy, Karin Langdon, Sarah Race and Kerryn Ladell on site at French Street Reserve in Rye to review the Shire’s Draft masterplan to reactivate the space.