Forum planned for reserve master plan

The Maribyrnong Municipality has planned a community forum to educate the public about the process of creating the McIvor Reserve Master Plan and to open the floor for questions about the potential for an indoor sports facility on the site.

Acting chief executive Laura-Jo Mellan said the council will host the forum online this Monday, Aug. 8 via Zoom from 6-8pm.

The municipality has also carried out maintenance work on the reserve to fix a gate latch leading to the sports fields, apply granite gravel to the western gate and sod some muddy areas in the central part of the reserve.

Friends of McIvor Reserve representative Shari Liby said the group is seeking to discuss broader drainage issues and potential surface water contamination with the council.

“Contaminated water on the ground at the reserve would be a very big health risk for the kids playing on the sports field and everyone else walking there, sitting on the grass or taking our wet dogs home,” she said. .

Ms Jo-Mellan said contaminated soil is an ongoing problem for the council.

“However, no comprehensive environmental assessment has been conducted at McIvor Reserve, although the Board is aware of the findings of reports commissioned by both the Bradmill site developers and the state government regarding their projects and specific to their sites,” she said. said.

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Matthew Sims

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