Flemington Community @ Debneys Park

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A welcoming, beautiful and sustainable place

We’re working to create a welcoming, beautiful and sustainable place for Flemington. People at all stages of life need access to quality spaces, facilities and services to be healthy and resilient - now and in the future.

Over the past several months, we’ve been consulting with the Flemington community and surrounds to explore future options for Debneys Park and the Flemington Community Centre.

We’ve heard you love some things but the space deserves an upgrade

We’ve heard you love Debneys Park and Flemington Community Centre, but you also think the space deserves an upgrade.  With up to 2,000 visitors per week, the 60-year-old Flemington Community Centre is ready for a rebuild so it can continue to be a space where the community gathers, even as the community grows. The following themes reflect community needs and aspirations identified during recent consultations:

  • Multi-generational activities and play
  • Connection to nature and green open spaces
  • Learning and making spaces
  • Colourful places and spaces. 

Some key principles informing the design process

  • Create welcoming and safe spaces
  • Encourage multi-generational spaces and places (multi-uses for multi-users)
  • Protect, enhance and increase open space and natural environments
  • Integrate with surrounding areas and create great linkages
  • Provide flexibility and adaptability to meet changing needs over successive generations

Next stages

In April – May 2019, we undertook our latest round of consultation to help inform our vision for Debneys Park and the new Flemington Community Hub. Over a six week period, we:

  • Reached over 500 people at more than 35 engagement sessions
  • Had almost 1000 visits to our online project page
  • Distributed over 6,500 brochures to Flemington and surrounds.
  • We'll now take the feedback you provided and use it to help inform the next stages of this project.

Advocacy

The project is a key priority in our Advocacy Strategy 2018-21 and MV2040 Strategy and we are seeking support from other levels of government to partner with us to deliver a hub that the whole community can visit and enjoy.

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 3:24 AM