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Newhaven - Grayden’s Reserve Upgrade

Project on hold

Given the current issues facing our communities throughout COVID-19, the design stage for the Grayden’s Reserve Skate and Play Project has been put on hold as we believe we cannot effectively engage purposefully with all of our stakeholders at this time.

We hope you understand our position on this matter and look forward to further developing the concept design when Council can return to normal operating procedures.

Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact Council’s Coordinator Recreation and Culture, Greg Polson, on 1300 226 278 or

Community consultation

We held three consultation sessions to further the design of the Skate Park and Play Space Project.

These sessions were all on Tuesday, 10 March and focused on:

  • Information drop-in session: 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Grayden’s Reserve
  • Play Space and Landscaping Design session: 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre
  • Skate Park Design: 7.00pm - 8.00pm at the Phillip Island Visitor information Centre

Project overview

Grayden’s Reserve in Newhaven has been identified as the preferred site for a Skate Park and Play Space Project.

This comes after the plan to locate the facility on the San Remo foreshore was abandoned earlier in the year, due to site limitations.

Grayden's Reserve has been selected because:

  • high level of natural surveillance
  • suitable size with adequate car-parking
  • close proximity to shops and public transport
  • existing toilet and barbecue facilities on site

The Reserve's existing skate park is temporary and the play space is ageing and ready to be upgraded.

Grayden's Reserve Working Group

Community members have the opportunity to join the Grayden's Reserve Working Group, and work with Council officers and consultants Playce to design the upgrade of the Reserve. We are expecting the concept design for the Project to be on public exhibition for final community feedback by March 2020.

To express your interest in joining the Group or for more information on the Project please contact Coordinator Recreation and Culture, Greg Polson on or 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.