Project Updates

Upgrade plans for the Bonette Reserve Memorial have now been finalised and works are now underway.

Works will include:

  • Pavement works around the memorial.
  • Footpath upgrades
  • Accessible pedestrian crossing
  • Replacement of flagpoles
  • Accessible parking
  • Seating
  • Garden beds and landscaping
  • Drainage improvement works

We are working to deliver these upgrades as quickly as possible, to ensure the space can be used for important community events such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

Unfortunately, due to material delays with the seating, the memorial is expected to be 90% completed by Anzac Day 2024 (April 2024).

To ensure that this important service can continue with minimal interruptions, Council will clean the site and temporarily remove any construction fencing so community members can access the memorial on Anzac Day.

Formal seating will be installed at the reserve once available.

If you have any questions regarding the Bonette Reserve upgrades, please contact Council’s Community Infrastructure team on 1300 787 624 or at

Project Description

About the proposed landscaping upgrade

Bonette Reserve is home to the Beaconsfield War Memorial. it is located at the intersection of Wood Street and (old) Princess Highway, Beaconsfield.

The Beaconsfield Structure Plan, which guides the growth and development of Beaconsfield sets out strategies to improve the area around the War memorial on the corner of Woods Street and (old) Princes Highway. The Historic Memorial and its immediate context are considered by the structure plan to represent an important Civic node for the town of Beaconsfield.

The project team (Council in conjunction with Urban Initiatives as the appointed consultant) is committed to designing a landscape upgrade to Bonette Reserve in Beaconsfield, in consultation with the community.

We are seeking your views about the proposed concept design shown below. Please complete the short questionnaire underneath concept design diagram.

Close the loop

Thank you to the members of the community who gave feedback regarding the Bonette Reserve War Memorial Landscape Upgrade Concept Plan, through our online survey and multiple information pop-up sessions within the reserve.

There was an overwhelmingly positive response and great level of support for the concept design, with most comments centred around event days (e.g. traffic mitigation, power supply and flagpoles) or improved usage of the reserve (e.g. parking, better pedestrian access, planting and additional seats).

In addition to the community consultation, the concept design was provided to the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP). The feedback received from DTP has seen some minor adjustments to the design to improve pedestrian and road users’ safety, through risk mitigation and removal of minor hazards on site.

Based on your feedback, Council is refining the design and consulting with relevant stakeholders. Once the design is finalised, construction is scheduled to take place in late 2023, subject to successful tendering and favourable weather conditions.

If you have any further questions, please head to the FAQ’s on the right hand side of this page.

Past Consultation

Survey Updates

Our survey is now closed. Thank you for your submissions. We are currently considering your feedback and this will help us prepare a more detailed design for the landscaping works. Please "Follow" this page for further updates via the yellow "+ Follow" button above.

Past consultation sessions

We hosted two information 'pop-ups' in the park on:

  • Sunday 13/11/22 between 11.00am and 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 16/11/22 between 3.30pm and 5.30pm

We are collecting your feedback to inform the Bonette Reserve, War memorial landscaping upgrade. To see our complete Privacy Policy please see


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