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Quarry Reserve

Upcoming works at Quarry Reserve

Quarry Reserve is a much-loved open space in Ferntree Gully, giving the community a unique opportunity to connect with nature. The reserve is a great place for a range of nature-based recreational activities for the positive physical and mental well-being for the Knox community and visitors alike.

Knox Council is working in collaboration with the Federal and State Governments to provide additional facilities and amenities at Quarry Reserve. In 2015, a Masterplan was designed to guide and inform future development and improvements within Quarry Reserve.

Building on the original Masterplan principles to provide improved access to the public open space of Quarry Reserve and to enhance opportunities for both active and passive recreation, Council has prepared a schematic plan indicating proposed future works (refer to Upcoming Works map below).

Planned works for Quarry Reserve 2019-22
Map and legend showing the upcoming works at Quarry Reserve, Ferntree Gully in 2019/20 to 2021/22.

Works planned for 2019-20:

1. New picnic shelter
2. BBQ and picnic tables
3. Drinking fountain
4. Nature based playspace
5. New fishing platforms (with bins)
6. New trees and ground cover planting
7. Upgrade reserve fence

Works planned for 2020-21:

8. Public toilet
9. Additional carparking
10. Enhanced water edge access
11. Ongoing weed eradication work

Works planned for delivery in 2021-22:

12. Improved trail links
13. New city skyline lookout

Council has forecast funding in the 2019-20 budget to continue to deliver works in accordance with the Masterplan. The delivery of these works will be assisted by the recent Federal Election commitment of $1.7 million from Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP. Council also obtained a $52,000 funding grant from Fisheries Victoria to contribute to the construction of the fishing platforms.

For further information or to discuss any of the proposed works at Quarry Reserve, feel free to contact Council’s Open Space Team by phone: 9298 8000 or email:

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