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Train at Bayswater Park

Parks & Reserves

There are over 300 parks, reserves and playing fields spread throughout the City of Knox that cater for all forms of leisure and recreational activities.

Explore some of our newly upgraded parks and Have Your Say on proposed upgrade works.

Making our Parks Better

Council undertakes planning, design and construction works in parks on an annual basis. These works are prioritised in accordance with the Knox Open Space Plan 2012-2022 and are funded through Council’s Capital Works Program.

When Council undertakes planning and design works, you can have your say and share your thoughts and aspirations for the park that is being considered.

Fairpark Reserve, Ferntree Gully

Exciting upgrades to Fairpark Reserve.

Knox City Council is planning exciting upgrades to expand and modernise facilities for the community.

Upgrades include:

1. New multi-purpose community facility with funding from the Australian Government
2. Refurbishing the existing U3A building
3. Demolishing the existing sports pavilion and shed
4. New car parking upgrades and landscaping
Also, subject to funding:
Resurfacing the netball courts
Sportsfield turfing improvements
New cricket training facility

Proposed Timeline:

2021 Planning and Design
2022 Construction

257 Dorset Road, Boronia

As part of the Boronia Renewal Project, works will be undertaken at 257 Dorset Road, Boronia, including demolition of the existing building and provision of a new open space with access to the stations. The demolition work began in March 2019, with completion of the temporary open space expected to be in June 2019, weather permitting.

More information

Access to Council Owned or Managed Land

In order to ensure that Council maintains a safe and effective infrastructure, the City of Knox requires that all works within Council Owned or Managed Land be done within Council guidelines and specifications.

Enquiries regarding requests to conduct works within Council Owned or Managed Land within the Municipality can be made in several ways:

  • In person to Council's Customer Service counters at the Civic Centre or Rowville.
  • Internet, Email, Fax or letter.

The consent process for working in Council Owned or Managed Land consists of the following steps:

  • Step 1 - Customer completes Council Reserve Access Permit form - Notification of proposed works - and submits it to Council.
  • Step 2 - An Asset Protection officer will inspect the site to consider the request.
  • Step 3 - If denied a Council Reserve Access permit, the applicant will be notified in writing and given the reasons why. If approved, a Council Reserve Access Permit form is lodged along with the fee and payment of a bond. The cost of this permit is $187.00 with a bond of $1,490.00 (from 1 July 2020) and is valid for 2 months.
  • Step 4 - When works are completed Council inspects the site and the applicant is notified in writing of the outcome. If the works are complete as per the permit, the bond is then released back to the applicant.

Download the application for Council Reserve Access Permit
If you would like any further information, please contact Council's Asset Preservation Officer on 9298 8517.

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