Morgan John Morgan Masterplan

Project Overview

Thank you to those who provided feedback to support us to determine the best location for a proposed basketball pad/hoops and pump track within Morgan John Morgan Reserve or Lot 100 Hardey Road.

For more information about this project contact the Shire via or call 9290 6666.

The feedback period is now closed.

Project Update - 27 July 2022

Community surveys undertaken by the GFRRA correlated well with the Shire’s own survey. Amongst many ideas presented was the provision for activities for young people aged 12 years and above. As a result of this community feedback, a proposal for a pump track has been included into the masterplan for Morgan John Morgan Reserve. Given the cost associated with the development of a pump track, it was determined that this was not able to be included in the current scope of works. The Shire has listed the pump track for construction at a cost of $170,000 in the 2023/24 financial year in its draft 10 year capital works programs (Council to endorse these budget plans on 27July 2022). The Shire has finalised concept plans of a pump track developed in consolation with young people during 2021/22. The concept is shown in the documents section. The pump track originally proposed for 2022/23 has been deferred for a year to review a request from the GFRRA to consider an alternative location for the pump track. Should an alternative location be viable then further community consultation and feedback will be sought.

At Burkinshaw Park (Glen Forrest oval) a basketball half court is proposed to be built together with a shelter for the tennis club (to also overlook the oval) with connecting footpaths. The preparatory work has been undertaken and the concrete works will be undertaken as soon as a concreter is available to undertake this component of the work .The upgrade of the roadway and parking on Marnie Road in the sporting precinct is also planned to occur during 2022/23. A plan of these works is shown in the documents section.

Works implemented as part of the Morgan John Morgan project included:

  • Pine log fencing with black cyclone mesh fencing along the boundary of Railway Parade and the play area of MJM to stop children entering the car parking/ roadway area;
  • Connecting pathwork from the shops (via an accessible ramp) to the new grassed area and on to the playground area;
  • Reticulated lawn area with shelters and seating at the western end of the reserve;
  • Additional seating throughout the Reserve;
  • Accessible sand digger play element;
  • Water fountain with dog bowl;
  • Electrical power box for community events;
  • Gravel track between community garden and car park; and
  • Concrete slab for DFES communications vehicle co-used with small game activities.

Future planned works include:

  • Small history boards at prominent historical points to be installed (text and images finalised and under production);
  • LED messaging board;
  • Community Notice board (to be managed by GFRRA);
  • Installation of basketball half court at Burkinshaw Park (Glen Forrest Oval); and
  • Installation of pump track subject to finalising an agreed location.