Park plans outlined for former landfill

THE mayor Steve Staikos with Cr Hadi Saab at the future site of a public park in Clarinda. Picture: Supplied

WORK will get underway soon to turn a former landfill site in Clarinda into a public park.

Public consultation is now open on concept plans for the Elder Street South Reserve Park. The park is proposed to feature an “adventure woodland nature play area”, natural creeks, outdoor exercise equipment, a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists, native grassland, picnic areas with seating and shelter, toilets, and parking.

Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “I am incredibly proud of the focus on native and indigenous flora which will add to the biodiversity and canopy cover in Clarinda. This is a wonderful open space with so much potential and we are excited to get started on creating this new park from a site that was once just a council landfill.” 

Cr Hadi Saab said “included in our draft concept plans is the creation of an adventure woodland nature play area that will provide children with a space to explore and play, as well as activity zones with outdoor exercise equipment and a hardcourt.” 

“We want to make sure our draft plans meet the needs and expectations of our community so we’re encouraging the community to provide us with feedback,” he said.

To view the plans and provide feedback visit

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 7 April 2021

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