Urban Initiatives was engaged by Hume City Council to complete an updated Masterplan for Seabrook Reserve, a 16-hectare park in Broadmeadows. Working to tight timeframes and building upon the work Council had previously completed, our role included the production of functional layout plans, an illustrated Masterplan and the development of 3D imagery for use in community consultation.
The site shares boundaries with a complex mix of residential, school, cemetery and industrial uses, and has the Merlynston Creek running through it. The interface with these areas had to be carefully considered in the plan’s development. It also had to integrate with a concurrently designed NRL Victoria facility, vehicle access and car park, a new residential area, as well as areas of Golden Sun Moth sightings to ensure a holistically considered park.
The resulting Masterplan included the introduction of a district level playground, picnic and community facilities, a circuit trail with exercise stations, an active recreation space and revegetation to the creek. The 3D renders which were developed, including integrated drone imagery, provide the community with clear and realistic views of the proposed future of the park and demonstrate the transformation of the reserve into the ‘safe, inviting place’ that Council envisioned.
Hume City Council