Bonette Reserve landscape improvements
Cardinia Shire Council invites community feedback on a draft concept plan for Bonette Reserve, Beaconsfield.
Council has developed a draft concept plan to guide landscape improvements to the reserve.
Bonette Reserve is located at the corner of Woods Street and Old Princes Highway in Beaconsfield and includes the Beaconsfield War Memorial.
Council is keen to incorporate the community’s ideas into the final concept plans.
The reserve holds a special place in the heart of the community and the Beaconsfield township.
We want to ensure the reserve plans sensitively consider the heritage context of the site.
We also want to look to create a distinctive public space that offers a place of reflection and ceremony, develop a strong connection to Bob Burgess Reserve and Cardinia Creek, and provide access for all abilities and members of our community.
This is your chance to share your ideas about the future of the reserve through the development of the concept design. We look forward to seeing lots of members of the local Beaconsfield community at a drop-in session – or pop online to provide your comments or fill out a survey.
The draft concept plan outlines improvements to the reserve including provision of accessible parking bay, seating, paths, paving, planting, lighting as well as maintaining existing significant trees and improving accessibility and safety.
Community input will help inform the development of the final concept plan.
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LXRP upgrades at Brunt Road and Station Street Beaconsfield
The Victorian Government is making the Pakenham line level crossing free by 2025, including the level crossings at Brunt Road and Station Street in Beaconsfield.
Early works are underway on Brunt Road with major construction underway next year. Works will get underway on Station Street as designs develop in 2023. For more information, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/lxrp
Council does have serious concerns regarding the LXRP in Station St Beaconsfield given that the plans include acquiring the historically significant building namely Railway House at 20 Beaconsfield Avenue in order to construct a bridge over rail.
Council recognises the value of Station Master’s House and the adjacent tree to the community as heritage significance. We are aware of the community’s concerns and recognise how crucial it is to protect this heritage property.
Council is considered a stakeholder in the design process and will seek to influence outcomes, although council will not be final decision maker, this will be the Minister for Planning who will determine the outcome of the project.
In the formal engagement for the project Council has provided a submission alongside the community’s submissions emphasising the importance of protection of this heritage site.
[Editor’s note: See the main article on the effort to save Railway House]
On behalf of Cardinia Shire Council, I would like to wish all Beaconsfield residents a very Merry Christmas and enjoyable festive season. Take care.
Cr Brett Owen
Ph: 0418 993 370
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