Cross Keys Reserve Master Plan

The Cross Keys Reserve Master Plan (pdf, 5.83MB) is a long-term vision for Cross Keys Reserve and will serve as a guiding document for the design, development and management of the park over the next 10 years.

The master plan was endorsed by Council on 20 December 2016. We would like to thank those in the community that have provided their input.

Upgrades to the park will include:

  • a new pavilion
  • carpark
  • play space
  • picnic area
  • pathways
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • a wetland and improvements to plantings

Delivery of the projects listed in the plan are subject to funding approval in future Council budgets.

February 2018 update - carpark on Bridge Street

Construction of a new car park in Bridge Street, Strathmore is scheduled to commence in late February. This car park is part of the endorsed master plan for Cross Keys Reserve, and is being built by VicTrack, and will benefit both commuters accessing Strathmore Railway Station and Cross Keys Reserve park users.

Information on the car park design is included on VicTrack's website.

Screen installation

A screen is being installed along the Woodlands Street boundary of Cross Keys Reserve during February 2018. This screen is part of the endorsed master plan for Cross Keys Reserve, and is needed to reduce the safety risks associated with soccer balls going onto Woodlands Street.

The screen installation will take place in two stages. The first stage of the screen will be 18 metres in length and 10 metres high, and will be extended to a total of 145 metres in length in the second stage of installation. The staging of the installation was agreed so that the community and in particular, the residents of Woodlands Street, could see how the screens work in the environment, in advance of the full installation. The remaining screen is scheduled to be installed in the second half of 2018.

These works are consistent with the screening options approved at the Council Meeting held on 22 August 2017 and the Council resolution to install stage one of the screening.

Every effort has been taken to minimise the visual impact of the screen, including using a finer netting material for the top 8m of the screen.

For further information please email the City Design team at

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:02 PM