Lawson Crown Lands Masterplan

Around 160 people commented on the demonstration concepts (using the feedback form or written submission). All comments and feedback will be summarised and incorporated into future versions of the demonstration concepts, and in Councillor briefings and reports.

Please note the information in the document library is for information and discussion purposes only and does not represent a development proposal or development options. The demonstration concepts have been produced purely to demonstrate how the facilities suggested by the community could be laid out on the ground and to generate discussion.

Council will assess impacts (such as environment and traffic) and practicalities (including feasibility) , and will use this information in conjunction with community input and information on community needs to identify preferred uses of the site that will form the basis of the draft masterplan. Additional engagement may be undertaken during this further study period and updates will be posted on this site regularly.

Council is progressing the draft masterplan, and if endorsed by the elected Council the draft will be placed on public exhibition for community comment. In the interim we are undertaking some minor work in selected areas of the treed area adjacent to Wilson Street (refer to map below for details). The purpose of the work is to explore the potential of this land by demonstrating how better access for users, particularly those using the dog off-leash facilities, can be enabled.

The area where this work will be undertaken has previously been cleared of all understorey (when the golf course was operating). The significant trees that remain on this site will not be removed. Only groundlayer weeds, woody weeds and some of the scrub on two existing paths will be removed. There are some small stockpiles of earth in the area where works are proposed. Once the weed covering is removed this soil may be levelled to a more useable grade.

The work has been contracted to an experienced bush regeneration firm that has successfully undertaken this type of work for the Council in the past. The work is scheduled to commence on Thursday 10January 2019 and is likely to take two to three days, weather permitting.


Around 160 people commented on the demonstration concepts (using the feedback form or written submission). All comments and feedback will be summarised and incorporated into future versions of the demonstration concepts, and in Councillor briefings and reports.

Please note the information in the document library is for information and discussion purposes only and does not represent a development proposal or development options. The demonstration concepts have been produced purely to demonstrate how the facilities suggested by the community could be laid out on the ground and to generate discussion.

Council will assess impacts (such as environment and traffic) and practicalities (including feasibility) , and will use this information in conjunction with community input and information on community needs to identify preferred uses of the site that will form the basis of the draft masterplan. Additional engagement may be undertaken during this further study period and updates will be posted on this site regularly.

Council is progressing the draft masterplan, and if endorsed by the elected Council the draft will be placed on public exhibition for community comment. In the interim we are undertaking some minor work in selected areas of the treed area adjacent to Wilson Street (refer to map below for details). The purpose of the work is to explore the potential of this land by demonstrating how better access for users, particularly those using the dog off-leash facilities, can be enabled.

The area where this work will be undertaken has previously been cleared of all understorey (when the golf course was operating). The significant trees that remain on this site will not be removed. Only groundlayer weeds, woody weeds and some of the scrub on two existing paths will be removed. There are some small stockpiles of earth in the area where works are proposed. Once the weed covering is removed this soil may be levelled to a more useable grade.

The work has been contracted to an experienced bush regeneration firm that has successfully undertaken this type of work for the Council in the past. The work is scheduled to commence on Thursday 10January 2019 and is likely to take two to three days, weather permitting.