Key points

  • Thank you for your input to help us draft a new Open Space Strategy for Cardinia Shire.
  • Feedback closed on Sunday 8 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 heard from you

We collected 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 collected

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.

Photo Competition

Snap a pic of your favourite open space

Thanks to all those that submitted a picture of your favourite open space in Cardinia Shire and told us why you love it!

Prizes will be awarded to;

People's Choice (the image with the highest number of likes)

Mayor's Choice (as chosen by Mayor Cr. Jeff Springfield)

The winners will be announced on Friday 13th 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.

Drop-in sessions

Come to a drop-in session

We are held 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