Council is revitalising Black Knight Way Reserve in Kurunjang to provide opportunities for play, sport and social amenity for a broad range of ages and abilities. The proposed concept plan includes a play space, nature play, improved path network, additional tree planting for shade and an improved turf kick-about space.
Melton City Council acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government in the delivery of this project.
Have your say
Thank you to everyone who provided valuable feedback during the consultation period from 5th July to 18th July 2021. Feedback was collected through various channels, including an online survey, distribution of hard copy flyers, email submissions, and phone consultations. Unfortunately, the scheduled face-to-face consultation session at Black Knight Way Reserve had to be cancelled due to outdoor gathering restrictions imposed by the Victorian State Government at that time. Your feedback was taken into consideration when developing the detailed design and documentation. Please refer to the document library for the summary of feedback and Council's response.
A biodiversity assessment was undertaken and the presence of threatened native grass species Fragrant Saltbush and an ecological community - Western (Basalt) Plains Grassland Community in this area was identified. The final design has taken into account
By fencing off the area where it was found, we can protect the fragile and ecologically significant vegetation and habitats in the area and comply with state and federal environmental laws.
The area identified is located in the northeast corner, which is steep, and not suitable for activities and far from the playground area. The rest of the park will be open for activities. This means the native vegetation won’t really affect how people use the park.
Modifications have been made to the concept plan so that this is taken into account on our final plan. These modifications are:
- Removal of the proposed half basketball court.
- Combining two footpaths into one central footpath to the east of the reserve.
- Removal of the proposed futsal goal, while retaining an open kick-about area.
- Changes to proposed plantings that encroached upon the native grassland.
- Protective fencing around the identified Natural Temperate Grassland in the northeast area.
Construction begun in November 2023.