Tell us what you think about the draft concept plan for Sol Green Reserve.

We are seeking community feedback on the draft concept plan for Sol Green Reserve, on the Corner Montague Street and Coventry Street in South Melbourne.

Tell us what you think via a quick poll or survey (on this page), or come and chat to us at Sol Green Reserve on one of the dates listed.

In May/June 2023, we asked for your feedback on opportunities to improve Sol Green Reserve, including the park and playground. We collected your feedback via an online survey, the 'Have Your Say' webpage, two 'pop-up' sessions at Sol Green Reserve, and via email.

For more detail about our May/June 2023 community engagement process, read the report here.

86% of those who provided us with feedback in May/June 2023 were regular visitors to the reserve. Here is a brief summary of what the community told us:

  • The majority of community members we spoke to provided feedback about the playground. This included improving safety, and also wanting to see a range and mix of equipment to accommodate all age groups
  • Many community members enjoy the basketball court as a preference over netball
  • Path networks and park lighting were highlighted as requiring improvements for accessibility and safety
  • The grassed area and green space (including trees) are highly valued by the community

We have incorporated this feedback into the draft Concept Design for Sol Green Reserve, including:

  • The playground is re-located away from busy city road for safety
  • The playground is merged into one area to allow for better access via pathways
  • The playground has been expanded to accommodate for additional equipment
  • The basketball court has been expanded basketball court (replacing netball), including two hoops
  • Additional trees are added where possible, and open grass areas maintained
  • Improved accessibility of path networks throughout site (including surface material). The main access path is no longer through basketball court area
  • Improved lighting will be incorporated as we move through the next phase of works

For more detail about our May/June 2023 community engagement process, read the report here.

The Draft Concept Plan

You can view the draft concept plan below. It includes:

  • Relocation of the playground to improve access and safety, and the addition of a flying fox, play tower unit, swings (including a basket swing), trampolines, a cubby house, rockers and an accessible spinner
  • A larger basketball court area with a soccer goal
  • An upgraded BBQ and picnic area
  • Additional seating throughout the reserve
  • Improved garden bed and tree planting
  • Improved path connections for better access throughout the reserve
  • Plans to upgrade the lighting throughout the reserve

Click on the yellow dots to show photos and additional information.

Note: Photos in the draft concept plan above are examples of what equipment may look like. Actual equipment may look different.

Online survey