Consultation has concluded

This project is now closed for comment, but we'll be asking for more feedback in the new year.

Bayside City Council has developed a plan to upgrade William Street Reserve. This is part of Council’s $162 million four year plan to deliver on the priorities of the Bayside community.

William Street Reserve is a much valued and well-used recreation facility in the heart of Brighton.

The proposed upgrade aim to provide high quality facilities for organised sport as well as improved opportunities for informal recreation. It includes new sportsground lighting, a new pavilion including public toilets plus renewal of the cricket nets and playground.

The Reserve’s dog off-leash status and existing basketball court will be retained.

We are seeking your feedback on the proposed upgrade.

About the project

Consultation has concluded

Sportsground lighting

New sportsground lighting will improve sporting facilities and player safety.

The lighting will provide an appropriately lit oval allowing sports players to train safely during twilight and evening.

The lighting:

  • Includes four 25 metre powder coated poles with lamp fittings as per the attached map.
  • Is independently certified to meet Australian Standards for light glare and spill.
  • The planned height and location of the poles and positioning of the lamps will ensure light is directed onto the sportsground and not into surrounding properties.
  • Will be used by sports clubs during weekday twilight and evenings from April to September.

New pavilion and cricket nets

William Street Reserve hosts both summer and winter sport as well as being used for organised sport by local schools.

A new modern pavilion is proposed to replace the existing building including:

  • female friendly change rooms
  • all abilities access
  • a new public toilet for use by park users.

The new pavilion will be sited more centrally in the reserve, closer to the basketball court.

New cricket nets will be installed adjacent to the new pavilion.

Vegetation Retention

William Street Reserve is mainly open parkland with mature trees scattered throughout.

Significant trees will be retained, with additional planting and landscaping of low grasses and shrubs around the new pavilion.


William Street Reserve Upgrade

Do you have any feedback about the planned upgrade?

William Street Reserve Playground

Do you prefer the playground upgrade to be built on location 4 or 5 (on the map)? Why? What do you enjoy about the playground currently?