City seeking feedback on Olives Reserve upgrades

News Update 11 August 2017

The City is seeking feedback on concepts for the upgrade to the southern section of Olives Reserve in Como.

A draft concept plan has been developed to create a more user friendly park.

Features of the plan include:

  • Improved access with a new path connecting to existing footpaths
  • Irrigation system upgrades, hydro zoned areas and new garden beds
  • Planting of low height, waterwise native species throughout the park, and along the boundary with the freeway for screening and to minimise noise
  • Improved grassed area
  • Planting of trees to improve shade while maintaining river vistas
  • Facilitation of dog exercise with low turf mounds and dog agility equipment
  • Installation of low, partial barrier fencing for safety along the car park entry drive
  • Seating
  • Drink fountain with dog bowls
  • Shaded areas for sitting, relaxing and enjoying the riverside amenity of the park.

To share your ideas, visit and complete the feedback form

Feedback closes 5pm Monday 4 September 2017.

Alternatively, attend a drop-in feedback and information session at Olives Reserve (southern end) on Tuesday 22 August from 4-5.30pm.

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