The Active Reserves Infrastructure Strategy is a 20 year future plan for sporting/active reserves in the City of Melville.

With your help we can develop sustainable, fit-for-purpose, multi-use, quality and inclusive community sporting reserves which balance community needs for a healthier Melville.

Community Involvement

We asked the community what you value about our Active Reserves and what improvements would you like to see?

Find out about our Active Reserves below and read the FAQs and information about the engagement by clicking the About the Engagement tab above.

Click on a green icon below to see the amenities currently available at each reserve.

Alan Edwards Reserve
Beasley Park
Bert Jeffery Park
Bill Ellson Park
Gairloch Reserve
John Connell Reserve
Karoonda Park
Len Shearer Reserve
Marmion Reserve
Melville Primary School Oval
Melville Reserve
Morris Buzacott Reserve 1 South
Morris Buzacott Reserve 2 North
Peter Ellis Park
Rob Campbell Reserve
Shirley Strickland Reserve
Tompkins Park
Trevor Gribble Reserve
Troy Park
Webber Reserve
Winnacott Reserve
Winthrop Park
Murdoch University Playing Fields

What the community said

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About the engagement

This consultation ensures there are opportunities for the City of Melville community to participate in the development of a new Active Reserves Infrastructure Strategy to be adopted by council in ways that are fair, transparent and can be linked to the adopted strategy and its recommendations.

The strategy will be complementary to other strategies including the Land Asset Management Strategy, Urban Forest Strategy, Public Spaces Strategy and Infrastructure Strategy. It will incorporate sustainable practices, co-location and shared use.


  • Members of sporting clubs were engaged through a survey.
  • Local residents living within 400m of an Active Reserve were randomly sampled via the ratepayer and customer services databases to complete a survey and register an expression of interest to review and comment on the draft survey.
  • On Melville Talks, the community were able to leave their comments about what they value about active reserves and what improvements they would like to see.


  • The draft strategy will be posted on this Melville Talks for all members of the community to review and provide comment.

A summary/analysis of the survey feedback will be posted on this Melville Talks page in August 2019.

The information shared will inform the draft strategy, which will then be posted to this page for comment by the community, in September 2019.

All feedback will inform the final Active Reserve Infrastructure Strategy, which we aim to return to council in November 2019 for adoption.

Any feedback provided by the community will be shared on Melville Talks.