Project update

In 2023, we consulted with the local community on plans for a new pocket park with a playspace at 2A Westbrook Street, Chadstone.

We asked what you would like to see in this new playspace and incorporated some of these ideas into an exciting draft concept design, which we then sought feedback on.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

What happens next

This playspace upgrade project is currently on hold pending funding approval in a future Council budget.

We have made an agreement with VicRoads to lease the land for the benefit of the community, and will continue to maintain this as open space.

We understand that the delay is disappointing, however we would like to acknowledge and thank those who took part in our design consultation in 2023.

Your input and feedback have informed the concept designs, and we hope to deliver these upgrades in the future.

To stay informed about this project, please check back for updates to this page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Read the Feedback Summary Report

Westbrook Street Reserve Playspace draft concept plan

Westbrook Street Reserve draft concept plan

Download a PDF of the draft concept plan from the document library or click the image above.

Please note that images of play elements are indicative rather than a precise specification. Some proposed play elements may change subject to budget.

Design guidelines

The playspace will be a 'pocket' classification, which means it is a very small playground usually used by children in the immediate vicinity and accessed by foot. Caters for residents within 400 metres and is guided by the following:

  • Combination of 3 to 5 items of play equipment for toddlers and pre-schoolers
  • Designs include accessible features and bench seating
  • It should complement play provision in nearby playspaces
  • Facilitate opportunities for social interaction
  • Inclusive designs and wheelchair accessible path system
  • Something that contributes to a unique local identity (Playspace Design Principles & Considerations)

Click here to see an example of a pocket playspace.