Bringing your ideas to life

We are naturalising a section of Wallan Creek in Hadfield Park Wallan to improve the natural amenity and liveability of the area.

Hadfield Park is an important community green space with facilities including the Mechanics Institute and Free Library, R. B Robson Stadium and public toilets. The creek was previously shaped to include a small concrete pipe to carry the low flows and a wide grassed channel to carry flood flows.

As part of the redesign, the concrete pipeline will be ‘day-lighted’ (and some sections removed) to undertake erosion control works, which provides an exciting opportunity to naturalise this the channel.

We asked the local community for their ideas on ways to improve the space and held a number of virtual drop-in sessions via Zoom to discuss the plans directly with them.

Your feedback was used to inform improvement opportunities in the detailed design.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the design, which we look forward to bringing to life over the next few months, with construction starting in early July and finishing in September, weather permitting.

Check out some of the key features being constructed

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Concept design map of Hadfield Park

What we heard

Read some of the community ideas we received