Lions Park upgrade - stage one

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You've shared your vision for Lions Park along the Warrandyte River Reserve, now we're bringing to life.

Stage one of the Lions Park upgrade commenced at the end of June and will include:

  • landscaping around the Warrandyte Bridge
  • improved car parking
  • new walking and cycling paths withing the park
  • fitness equipment
  • picnic and barbeque facilities
  • open space, trees and garden beds.

Work is scheduled to be completed by late November 2020 with stage two commencing in the coming years.

Stage two upgrades will include:

  • upgrade to the playspace
  • additional shelter, barbeque and picnic area.

During the upgrade, there will be limited access to Lions Park and some parts of the Warrandyte River Reserve. Traffic along Yarra Street might also be affected.

Keep up-to-date by regularly checking our news feed.

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You've shared your vision for Lions Park along the Warrandyte River Reserve, now we're bringing to life.

Stage one of the Lions Park upgrade commenced at the end of June and will include:

  • landscaping around the Warrandyte Bridge
  • improved car parking
  • new walking and cycling paths withing the park
  • fitness equipment
  • picnic and barbeque facilities
  • open space, trees and garden beds.

Work is scheduled to be completed by late November 2020 with stage two commencing in the coming years.

Stage two upgrades will include:

  • upgrade to the playspace
  • additional shelter, barbeque and picnic area.

During the upgrade, there will be limited access to Lions Park and some parts of the Warrandyte River Reserve. Traffic along Yarra Street might also be affected.

Keep up-to-date by regularly checking our news feed.

Click on the image to view in larger scale.


  • Full carpark closure

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    From mid-September the carpark at Lions Park will be fully closed until early November for the completion of stage one upgrade works.

    The carpark was previously operating at a reduced capacity. Closing the remainder of the carpark would enable us to provide better access to our crew and complete works faster.

  • Update on stage one upgrade

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    Location change for barbecue shelter to protect 70 plus-year-old tree in Lions Park

    Works are currently underway to upgrade Lions Park along the Warrandyte River Reserve, and are on track to be completed in November 2020.

    Since the design phase, our arborists have been closely monitoring soil conditions at the park. Unfortunately, a change in soil conditions has been identified after two native trees were uprooted last December.

    To protect one of the largest trees in the park, a 70 plus-year-old native Eucalyptus Regnans, and for the safety of park users, arborists have recommended some changes to the Lions Park Masterplan.


    Changes to the Masterplan

    To protect this significant tree and support the local environment, the main change is to relocate the new barbecue approximately 20 metres east, to a new picnic space (from point 8 to point 11 in the plan below).

    This will involve removing the existing shelter within Lions Park. The total number of six barbecues plates for the park upgrade will remain unchanged.

    To support this change, the shelter proposed for stage two of the Masterplan, will be made larger to accommodate a picnic table.

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    The plan for stage two of the Lions Park Masterplan, which includes a play space upgrade and new picnic area, will be released for community consultation later this year.


    COVID-19 update: works continuing through stage four restrictions

    Our contractors are working in line with the Victorian Government’s Permitted Worker Scheme and the stage four coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

    While additional protective measures are in place, works are progressing on schedule and we do not anticipate a delay to the project delivery.