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Community Land in Colonel Light Gardens

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It is anticipated that Step one of the Community Land Review Project, which involves Hillview Reserve, Pembroke Place Reserve, Reade Park and Rochester Avenue Reserve, will be completed in 2015. Step two of the review, which involves the remaining parks and reserves in Colonel Light Gardens, is proposed to be commenced in early 2016. 

Should you have any queries regarding these matters please don't hesitate to contact Ben Hignett, Business Partner of Strategic Planning and Projects, during business hours on 8372 8158 or email

Council Review of Parks and Reserves in Colonel Light Gardens 

The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is home to a number of council-owned parks and reserves, each of which is subject to a ‘Community Land Management Plan’ to guide future use and development. 

On August 2012 resolution of Council endorsed the commencement of a 3-step review process for matters relating to community land in Colonel Light Gardens. Step 1 of this process is well underway and involves the following parks and reserves:

  • Hillview Reserve
  • Mortlock Park
  • Pembroke Place Reserve
  • Reade Park
  • Rochester Avenue Reserve 

Community consultation for Step 1 was carried out between February and April 2013. More than 600 written and verbal submissions were received during the consultation period, which included a public hearing held on 16 April 2013.

These written and verbal submissions have furnished Council with a better understanding of the community’s needs and wants in relation to these parks and reserves.

A number of reports have since been prepared to progress the review of community land in Colonel Light Gardens. Outcomes of the review to date include:

  • Refined Master Concept Plan for Mortlock Park (Report to Council 10 September 2013);
  • Revised Community Land Management Plan for Mortlock Park (Report to Council 11 March 2014);
  • Review of dog management controls at Mortlock Park (Report to Council 22 July 2014);
  • Safety audit of baseball operations at Mortlock Park (Undertaken during the 2014/15 summer baseball season); and
  • Delivery of stage 1 of the refined Master Concept Plan for Mortlock Park, which was part funded by a $100,000 Stimulus Grant from the State Government (Opening Ceremony held on 8 April 2015).

This webpage will be updated regularly to provide links to relevant reports and documentation associated with this review as it progresses.

Relevant Background Information

Further enquiries can be directed to Ben Hignett, Business Partner of Strategic Planning & Projects, on 8372 8158 or email

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