Forestville Reserve redevelopment to go out to Public Consultation

The Brownhill Stormwater Diversion bought on early and redesigned to accommodate the state governments rushed Goodwood Junction project has trespassed into Forestville reserve as I expect everyone reading this post is aware.

To coincide with the works on the new culvert, Council is taking this opportunity to plan for an upgrade of Forestville Reserve. Following on from a public meeting on 18 December 2012, Council is now seeking community feedback on the reinstatement of the recreation facilities, the final appearance of the new culvert opening, and the future development of the reserve.

1500 surveys have been delivered to local residents, and the survey is also available on Council’s engagement hub Your Say Unley, by logging onto

Consultation commenced on Tuesday 29 January and will close on Tuesday 12 February 2013.

It is intended to present this plan to the community for their input by the end February 2013, with a final plan being prepared by end March 2013. 

Please contact John Devine on 8372 5119 if you require further information on this project.

Forestville Reserve Public Meeting

For any of the readers of this blog who have an interest Council are currently organising a community information session with a focus on Forestville Reserve.


This session will be held at the Unley Swimming Centre on Tuesday 18th December 2012, probably starting at 6.45pm with a scheduled completion at 8pm.


At the session we expect to have not only Council officers, but also DPTI, BHKC Project, and representatives from the prime contractor available to explain the Forestville Reserve works and answer questions.


Only a few Goodwood South residents will be notified as we intend to only distribute invitations to residents within the following area:

· west of Goodwood Road;

· south of Leader Street;

· east of Third Avenue;

· north of Chelmsford& Cranbrook Avenues

If you have an interest in this part fo the major works going on in and around the rail corridor please come, and invite others you feel might be interested.