Based on your feedback, we have developed a draft masterplan for Kings Park, Upper Ferntree Gully. We'd love to know your thoughts. Have we got it right?

Your input will help us to refine the draft masterplan to further improve the park for the community now and into the future.

Have your say on the draft masterplan

To share your feedback, you can:

  • Leave your feedback online in the 'Share your thoughts' section below
  • Attend one of our in-person drop-in sessions:
    • Wednesday 15 February 2023 from 11am - 1pm at Ferntree Plaza, 1202 Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully
    • Sunday 19 February 2023 from 7.30am - 10.30am, Kings Park, Ferntree Gully
  • Post a written response (no stamp required) marked ‘Kings Park Masterplan’ to:
    • Open Space, Knox City Council, Reply Paid 70243, Wantirna South VIC 3152

    Feedback will close Monday 6 March 2023.

    Kings Park Draft Masterplan

    Drop In Sessions

    Wednesday 15 February 2023 11:00 am – 01:00 pm

    Drop In Session #1

    Held at the Ferntree Plaza, 1202 Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria 3156

    Sunday 19 February 2023 07:30 am – 10:30 am

    Drop In Session #2

    Held at Kings Park, Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
    (Timing of session is to make it more convenient for residents to attend should the forecast for the day suggests high temperatures.)

    More about this project

    Located in Upper Ferntree Gully at the foothills to the Dandenong Ranges, Kings Park is a hub for local sport and recreation and the heart of regional baseball, junior athletics, AFL and cricket in the Upper Ferntree Gully region. The facilities set in an attractive and much-loved parkland setting encourage local residents and visitors to get outside to play, exercise, walk the dog and be active, whatever their fitness level or ability.

    In 2021, we commenced a Masterplan for Kings Park. This design process will set the strategic direction for the park and propose improvements that will expand on the park's existing features, reflect changing community needs for this open space to ensure current and future generations will continue enjoy and utilise it.

    The development of a masterplan for Kings Park is in line with the Knox Open Space Plan 2012-2022, which was developed with the Knox Community.

    The masterplan will set out the future direction and goals to ensure that both existing club and community needs are met and improved on through upgrades to the existing sporting infrastructure, improvements to the informal community spaces and trails and through environmental and sustainable initiatives.

    Please note, this is a draft masterplan not a detailed design plan.


    Stage 1 Community Engagement (Gather initial feedback)

    • October 2021 – Detailed Site Analysis
    • November - December 2021 - Meetings with key site stakeholders
    • 22 November 2021 - 14 January 2022 - Online community survey (150 participants)
    • December 2021 - Infield park user survey (56 participants)

    Stage 2 Community Engagement (Draft masterplan)

    • Community invited to submit feedback on the Draft Masterplan
    • Drop In sessions held on site at Kings Park, Ferntree Gully and Ferntree Plaza
    • Meetings with key site stakeholders

    Previous engagement

    Timeline

    • Timeline item 1 - complete

      Gather initial feedback

      Collect information on respondents’ seeking input/ ideas for improving the park as a local recreation destination

    • Timeline item 2 - complete

      Review feedback and develop draft masterplan

      Use feedback received during the first phase of engagement to develop a draft masterplan

    • Timeline item 3 - complete

      Community engagement on draft masterplan

      Share your thoughts

    • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

      Final draft masterplan development

      Display final draft masterplan and report on engagement findings

    • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

      Councilor briefing

      Provide all necessary material and present at a councilor briefing forum

    • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

      Final masterplan

      Prepare final masterplan and cost plan

    Contact us

    If you have a question or want to learn more about this project, please contact:

    Name James Augoustakis from the Knox City Council Open Space Team
    Phone 03 9298 8781
    Email openspace@knox.vic.gov.au