Future of Elsternwick Park North

The Elsternwick Park Deliberative Panel met on two consecutive Saturdays in November 2016 to hear presentations around possible future uses for Elsternwick Park North.

Recommendations from the Deliberative Panel can be viewed here.

About the Deliberative Panel Process

On the first day the Panel heard presentations from 15 speakers from across a range of interest groups including cricket, AFL, Women’s golf, Melbourne Water, sustainability and biodiversity experts, local residents and Council staff.

On the second day the Panel heard from an additional local resident and a senior member of the Elsternwick Cricket Club.

Following 5 hours of deliberation, theContinue reading

The Elsternwick Park Deliberative Panel met on two consecutive Saturdays in November 2016 to hear presentations around possible future uses for Elsternwick Park North.

Recommendations from the Deliberative Panel can be viewed here.

About the Deliberative Panel Process

On the first day the Panel heard presentations from 15 speakers from across a range of interest groups including cricket, AFL, Women’s golf, Melbourne Water, sustainability and biodiversity experts, local residents and Council staff.

On the second day the Panel heard from an additional local resident and a senior member of the Elsternwick Cricket Club.

Following 5 hours of deliberation, the panel chose to make alterations to two of the three initial options (options 1a and 2a) and the creation of a 5th option in response to evidence and arguments they had heard. They then individually ranked their support for each of the options.

Of the three possibilities, Option 1a was the most supported by the panel (58%). It would see the creation of an urban forest with passive recreation on the site of the current golf course, expanded wetland areas and the retention of Oval 2 in its existing location but with Council undertaking to upgrade the facility.

Option 2a which would see Oval 2 relocated to the north east corner of the Park on the site of the existing golf course with the remained of the park given over to parklands. This had 25% level of support from the panel.

Option 5 which would see the golf course and wetlands reconfigured received 17% level of support.

Discussions: All (3) Open (3)