We are developing a Future Directions Plan for Koolunga Native Reserve in Ferntree Gully, and would like your input.

The creation of this plan follows recent community engagement on a proposed wetland in the reserve.

The plan will:

  • highlight what is important to the community
  • help inform plans for the future use of the site
  • align the ongoing management activities at the reserve.

Koolunga Values Report

Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual engagement sessions late 2021 hosted by Group GSA.

The Koolunga Values Report has been prepared and includes:

  • a summary of the consultation to date
  • Group GSA’s initial site audit

Next steps: site walk and online session

The next stage of consultation is:

  • To get your feedback on the Koolunga Values Report, to ensure we have captured all of the feedback from the consultation. It will also provide an opportunity for further consideration and thoughts on ways we can address the key themes identified from the consultation sessions.
  • You can attend a site walk or an online session.

Attend a site walk

A site walk of the Reserve with ecologist Dr.Graeme Lorimer and representatives from our Biodiversity Team who manage the reserve will be held. We hope that this may provide interesting insights to the different areas at Koolunga and how they are currently managed. This day will also provide a face to face opportunity for the feedback on the Values Plan and any further ideas for consideration as we prepare to draft the Future Plan.

Details below:

Date: Sunday 22 May 2022

Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: Koolunga Reserve. Meet at carpark located off Old Forest Road in Ferntree Gully.

Book now

Bookings are required. Limit of 25. If the places are filled, we will look at running a second session on the same day.

Attend an online session

For those that can’t make the site walk, a virtual online session will be provided, as well as an opportunity for written feedback via the Open Space email address listed below.

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Time: 7:00 pm

More details will be provided closer to the date.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Creation of focus group - Oct to Nov 21

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Focus group sessions - Nov to Dec 21

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community engagement on workshop outcomes - Jan 21

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Values Report released - April 22

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Site walk and virtual tour/s - May 22

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Focus group session - May 22

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Draft Future Directions Plan - June 22

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Community engagement on draft Plan - July 22

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Final plan adopted by Council - August 22

  • Timeline item 10 - incomplete

    Implementation of plan

Contact us

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

Name Open Space Team
Phone 9298 8781
Email openspace@knox.vic.gov.au