Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve

Consultation has concluded

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in both the revised Master Plan and playground and exercise equipment consultations. The revised Master Plan was adopted by Council on Monday 23 July. You can view the engagement summary.

Next steps

Work is now underway on the $1.4 million Morisset playground upgrade to include children's play equipment, outdoor fitness stations and new public barbecues.

The first stage of work, which began this week, involves demolition of the existing out-dated playground, with installation of modern, all inclusive play equipment to follow.

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in both the revised Master Plan and playground and exercise equipment consultations. The revised Master Plan was adopted by Council on Monday 23 July. You can view the engagement summary.

Next steps

Work is now underway on the $1.4 million Morisset playground upgrade to include children's play equipment, outdoor fitness stations and new public barbecues.

The first stage of work, which began this week, involves demolition of the existing out-dated playground, with installation of modern, all inclusive play equipment to follow.

Consultation has concluded
  • Work begins on $1.4m Morisset playground and fitness zone

    7 months ago
    Bernie goodwin shape lake mac 2

    Work is underway on a $1.4 million Morisset playground upgrade to include children’s play equipment, outdoor fitness stations and new public barbecues.

    The first stage of work, which began this week, involves demolition of the existing outdated playground at Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park, with installation of modern, all-inclusive play equipment to follow.

    Lake Macquarie City Council conducted an online community survey earlier this year to determine what kind of equipment locals most wanted to see at the revamped site.

    Their input helped determine the new configuration, including a liberty swing, multi-play station, double bay swing, climbing equipment and rope playground...

    Work is underway on a $1.4 million Morisset playground upgrade to include children’s play equipment, outdoor fitness stations and new public barbecues.

    The first stage of work, which began this week, involves demolition of the existing outdated playground at Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park, with installation of modern, all-inclusive play equipment to follow.

    Lake Macquarie City Council conducted an online community survey earlier this year to determine what kind of equipment locals most wanted to see at the revamped site.

    Their input helped determine the new configuration, including a liberty swing, multi-play station, double bay swing, climbing equipment and rope playground across two separate sections catering for different age groups.

    One section will cater for children aged 2-5, while the second section will be for children aged 5-12.

    Council will also install new outdoor fitness equipment, including a dip station, balancing bench, fitness ladder and monkey bars, and new picnic tables and covered barbecues.

    Council’s Acting Manager Community Planning, Andrew Bryant, said the new facilities would provide a modern play space for families in Morisset to play and socialise.

    The works comprise the first stage of the Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park Master Plan.

    The project is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and local development contributions.

    “The Master Plan will deliver new and improved facilities to better serve the greater Morisset community,” Mr Bryant said.

    “In addition to the new, larger playground, the plan also features a skate park, upgraded toilet amenities, native tree plantings and open space for a range of recreational activities.”

    The playground area is now closed for construction and is expected to reopen in April 2019.

    Nearby playgrounds can be found at:

    • Wyee Point Playground – Wymeera Circuit, Wyee Point
    • Pendlebury Park – Grand Parade, Bonnells Bay
    • Cooranbong Park – Freemans Drive, Cooranbong
    • Bonnells Bay Community Centre – Fishing Point Road, Bonnells Bay

    Mr Bryant said Council was seeking feedback from the community on the style of skate park to be built at Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park.

    Residents can share their ideas at shape.lakemac.com.au/skate-lake-mac. Construction is expected to begin on the skate park in the 2019-2020 financial year.


  • Creating a recreational hub in Morisset

    about 1 year ago
    Bernie goodwin master plan

    Lake Macquarie City Council has unveiled revised plans for the new-look Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve at Morisset, including a new location for the suburb’s skate park.

    Council’s Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said the updated draft Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve Master Plan responds to community feedback received during the initial exhibition period in 2016, about the proximity of the skate park to local residences.

    “During the exhibition of the original draft Master Plan, we heard a range of perspectives from the community, the majority of whom were in favour of a skate park being built in the reserve; however, there...

    Lake Macquarie City Council has unveiled revised plans for the new-look Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve at Morisset, including a new location for the suburb’s skate park.

    Council’s Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said the updated draft Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve Master Plan responds to community feedback received during the initial exhibition period in 2016, about the proximity of the skate park to local residences.

    “During the exhibition of the original draft Master Plan, we heard a range of perspectives from the community, the majority of whom were in favour of a skate park being built in the reserve; however, there was some concern about it being too close to nearby homes,” Mr Hain said.

    “Council is committed to providing the people of Morisset with a variety of high-quality recreational facilities. In order to deliver on this goal, we are proposing the skate park be included in our plans for the Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve, but placed in a new location that provides a sufficient buffer between the facility and local residences.”

    Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the revised draft Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve Master Plan. To learn more about the Plan or to submit feedback, visit shape.lakemac.com.au/bernie-goodwin-memorial-reserve.

    Members of the community are also invited to attend a drop-in session at the reserve on Wednesday 9 May, from 10am-noon, where Council staff will be available to discuss the updated Master Plan.