Comment on George and Eliza Jones reserve
Community feedback is being sought on potential open space improvements for the George and Eliza Jones Reserve in Warragul.
The reserve was established as part of residential developments in Martin Court and Fernery Boulevard and contains trees of heritage significance, a dam and a natural environment waterway.
Currently, the only open space improvement contained in the reserve is a picnic shelter. There is no formal access path through the reserve.
Draft designs have been prepared for community consideration and include options for open space improvements including: boardwalk and viewing platform overlooking the lake; a path connection to Martin Crt; linking paths within the reserve; safety fencing around the lake; directional signage; and, tree and vegetation plantings for buffer zones and shade.
Any other options proposed by the community also will be considered.
Mayor Mikaela Powere said there was no funding allocated to implementing the draft designs, however with a community supported plan council can consider allocating future funding or seek external funding opportunities.
“Parks and open spaces play a big role in our shire’s liveability. We strongly encourage the local community to review the draft designs proposed for George and Eliza Jones Reserve and let us know what you think.
“Your feedback will help us make an informed decision to improve open spaces for our community,” she said.
Cr Danny Goss said over recent years community members had told council they wanted to see improvements to this reserve, particularly regarding increasing safety around the lake.
“Community safety is always our number one priority, so we’re keen to find out if the draft designs meet community expectations,” he said.
Feedback submissions must be lodged by 5pm on December 14. To see full project details, please go to www.bawbaw shire.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay