Final draft of the PB Ronald Reserve Masterplan – now on exhibition

Thank you for your feedback on the Final draft of the PB Ronald Reserve Masterplan

The draft plan represents a shared vision for the reserve and sets the direction for the future of its active and open space areas.

Council would like to thank everyone who provided feedback and input to help shape the final draft masterplan for PB Ronald Reserve. Once adopted, the masterplan will be delivered over 10 years.

Feedback closed on Sunday 31 January 2021

About PB Ronald Reserve

PB Ronald Reserve (Anderson Street, Pakenham) is located near Pakenham’s business district.

The reserve currently has:

  • open space
  • tennis courts
  • bowls
  • Pakenham outdoor pool
  • playground
  • skate park
  • shelters and barbecues
  • cricket nets.

The reserve is also home to the Pakenham Library and Hall, U3A, Pakenham Living and Learning Centre, community garden, SCOPE disability service and the RSL memorial walk.

The reserve hosts a number of community events during the year including the Pakenham Show and Yakkerboo Festival.

What’s included in the final draft of the masterplan

The final draft masterplan proposes these improvements to the reserve:

PB Ronald draft masterplan - November 2020
  • Upon the relocation of the tennis club to the Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre, the existing tennis courts will be removed - refer to FAQ for more information
  • Additional bowling green
  • 2 new multi-use courts – one for tennis, and the other for sports including basketball, soccer, netball
  • New seating, shelter and drinking fountains for sporting area
  • Upgrade and extend existing skatepark including new bowl, upgraded skate elements
  • Parkour circuit
  • Upgrade the exercise station
  • Replace existing shelters, BBQs and picnic tables with accessible infrastructure
  • New furniture in picnic and active areas
  • Upgrade existing toilet facilities to include storage for CFA use of running track
  • Water and power facilities for events
  • Enhance and upgrade existing carpark
  • Remodel CFA running track to provide additional car parking and a greater pedestrian barrier between carpark and playground
  • Upgrade car park for bowls club and outdoor pool
  • Additional pedestrian access into the reserve
  • Vehicle/maintenance access from the Living Learning Pakenham carpark
  • Vehicle access from Henry Street to form a pathway in front of the new proposed location for the RSL cenotaph, so there is a larger areas to support commemorative gatherings.
  • New BBQ picnic area on the Henry Road side of the reserve, next to Living Learning Pakenham
  • Relocate the RSL Memorial Walk – cenotaph and rock plaques
  • Additional planting throughout the reserve
  • Additional pedestrian bridge from the new bowling green and multi-use court
  • Proposed new location for the Men’s Shed
  • New stage with shelter and power for festivals and events
  • New lighting in line with CPTED principles with allowance for CCTV as required
  • New park lighting for events
  • Improved landscape and drainage to support use of passive green area for large events
  • Public art installation

The final draft masterplan retains all of the key elements with changes made to consider the feedback received in the last round of consultation:

  • An increase from one multi-use court to two courts – one with a tennis focus and the other a multi-use court for various sports, as originally proposed.
  • An additional footbridge from the playground to the greenspace to improve access during events.
  • Additional notes:
    • CFA running track practical aspects
    • wayfinding signage
    • community garden - sensory play and food strategy alignment.

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