Key points

  • We invite you to provide input to help us draft a new Open Space Strategy for Cardinia Shire. You can do this by completing the online survey or coming to a drop-in session.
  • Feedback closes Sunday 1 December 2019, 5pm.

What are open spaces?

In Cardinia Shire, open spaces include:

  • sport and active recreation reserves
  • nature reserves
  • parks and playground spaces
  • urban plaza spaces.

What the new strategy will do

It will shape the strategic direction for Cardinia Shire’s open spaces over the next 10 years. It will look at existing open spaces across the shire and identify future needs.

We want to hear from you

Please give us your thoughts and ideas about open spaces, to help us develop a comprehensive plan that reflects the community’s priorities, desires and aspirations. We hope this leads to more people in the community enjoying and getting benefit from the shire’s open spaces.

How we'll use the information we collect

All information collected through the online survey, photo competition and drop-in sessions will assist in the development of the Draft Open Space Strategy. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback on this draft once complete.

Online survey

Do the online survey

Complete the online survey

Survey closes 5pm, Sunday 1 December 2019.

Photo Competition

Snap a pic of your favourite open space

We would like you to submit a picture of your favourite open space in Cardinia Shire and tell us why you love it!

Enter your photo for your chance to win one of two $100 Gumbuya World vouchers.

Prizes will be awarded to;

People's Choice

Mayor's Choice

The winners will be announced on Friday 6th December.

All the information you provide us about what makes a great open space will help us improve Cardinia's sporting reserves, nature reserves, parks and playgrounds, wetlands, trails and urban public spaces.

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

Please read the terms and conditions and complete this form before submitting a photo

To be eligible to submit a photo to the competition you must read and agree to the following terms and conditions.

1.You declare that you have sought permission from all identifiable persons shown in your photo submission. This includes making the person/s aware that their image will be submitted as part of the Cardinia Shire Council Open Space Photo Competition and may be used by Cardinia Shire Council for promotional purposes.

2.You hold the rights to use the photo you are submitting and the photo is not copyrighted by any other individual.

3.You agree that your photo may be used by Cardinia Shire Council for promotional purposes including website, social media and other council publications.

Photos that are deemed to contain inappropriate content will not be accepted. Inappropriate content includes, graphic images, discriminatory or offensive content. This decision will be made at the discretion of council officers.

Please ensure you use the same name to submit your photo as you use on the agreement below so we can approve your photo.

Please fill out the details below and tick the agree to terms and conditions box

If you are under 16 years of age, please ask you parent / guardian to agree to these term and fill out the section below.

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Drop-in sessions

Come to a drop-in session

We are holding a number of drop-in sessions around the shire for you to contribute your thoughts and ideas for the strategy.




Wednesday 16 October

11:30am – 1:30pm

Cardinia Cultural Centre

40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham

Monday 21 October

2pm – 4pm

Pakenham Central Marketplace

50-54 John Street, Pakenham

Tuesday 22 October

12 noon - 2pm

Kester Kitchin Park

Corner of Whitstable St and Westernport Road,

Lang Lang

Wednesday 23 October

10am – 12 noon

Puffing Billy Park

Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Monday 28 October

11:30pm – 1:30pm

Arena shopping centre

Corner of Princes Hwy and Cardinia Rd, Officer

Wednesday 30 October

10am – 11:30am

Pioneer Way Park

Corner of Pioneer Way and Weatherby Ave,


Wednesday 6 November

11am – 12 noon

Jack Russell Reserve

Corner of Innes and Belgrave-Gembrook Roads


Sunday 10 November

9am – 12 noon

Outside Woolworths
Station Street, Koo Wee Rup

Sunday 10 November

1pm – 3pm

PB Ronald Reserve (at playground)
John Street, Pakenham

(at Pakenham Library if weather is wet)

Wednesday 13 November

11am – 12 noon

Upper Beaconsfield Recreation Reserve

Corner of Stoney Creek and Burton Roads

Upper Beaconsfield

Saturday 16 November

12:00 noon – 3pm

Emerald Lake Park, near the outdoor swimming pool


Saturday 16 November

9am – 11am

Holm Park Rec Reserve

100 Beaconsfield-Emeral Road


Tuesday 19 November

11am – 12 noon

Koolangarra Reserve

5-10 Railway Avenue


Friday 22 November

3pm – 5pm

Bourke Park,

Corner of Station Street and Railway Avenue


Other ways to provide input

Feedback closes Sunday 1 December 2019


Send your written feedback to Open space strategy consultation


Mail your written feedback to:

Open Space Strategy Consultation
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 7,
Pakenham VIC 3810

Hand deliver

Drop your written feedback into our Customer Service Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer. (View our location in Google Maps).