Open space

Have your say on the future of our parks, playgrounds and open spaces in Moorabool Shire! 


Our Open Space Strategy provides the vision and framework for how we plan, develop, and manage open space across the Shire.

Click here to Have Your Say.

Community consultation and hearing your ideas are integral to shaping the strategy.

Let us know

  • Which public open spaces do you use most and why?
  • Which suburbs need more or different types of open spaces?
  • What improvements do you think are a priority for local parks and reserves? 
  • In new residential areas, what types of open space would benefit the majority of our community? 

We are interviewing a range of community organisations for this project.

This strategy will help us create: 

  • A consistent open space planning policy and decision-making framework
  • Standards for provision and access to open space
  • Identifying gaps in the provision of open space
  • A Council policy position on specific issues

Project timeline 

  • Background and existing conditions assessments (underway)
  • Engagement with community organisation (underway)
  • Draft Strategy due to for consultation April-May 2021

Rogers Reserve Darley  Peppertree Park  Spargo Creek Mineral Spring Korweingeboura

Open Space Management Plan

Moorabool Shire Council is a fast growing, semi-rural municipality, responsible for the provision of maintenance services for a variety of Council assets and seeks to provide clean, safe and fit for purpose recreation spaces for residents and visitors alike.  

Council has recognised the anticipated growth race and has produced an Open Space Maintenance Management Plan (OSMMP) to accommodate future growth within existing resources.  The OSMMP identifies responsibilities, maintenance standards and inspection regimes required to manage the Shire's open space assets into the future.

Generally, the services under this plan are undertaken as programmed maintenance.  This means they are scheduled to occur at set frequencies with some flexibility based on need.  Generally, the objective of the plan is to provide the following benefits:

  • Aesthetics

 Areas that are well maintained

  • Safety

 Areas that are safe and useable

  • Cleanliness

Areas that are kept neat and tidy

  • Usability

Areas that are fit for purpose






The OSMMP is seen as a dynamic document and the document and associated registers will be formally reviewed and refined on an ongoing basis.  Although it is not a legal requirement, it is Council's intention, where appropriate, to apply the standards developed for the plan across the Shire's open space assets

Open-Space-MMP-22052018-combined.pdf(PDF, 7MB)