Latest news about the precinct plan upgrades to Charles Mutton Reserve

Recent improvements to the park

How great does Charles Mutton Reserve look! The Fawkner reserve has recently has a series of upgrades.

  • A new mural: Thank-you to artists Abbey Rich and Olana Janfa for the piece which celebrates the diverse community of Fawkner.
  • A brand new playground: We kept the popular clatter bridge in the play tower, but we’ve added exciting climbing obstacles. Come on down and test your ninja warrior skills.
  • Shelters and picnic tables

Part of implementing a wider plan

We are making other minor improvements to the park, all of which relate to implementing the Charles Mutton Reserve Precinct Plan. This plan was created after consultation with the community in 2018.

Upcoming works

Work has begun on removing the remaining unused parts of the old athletics track. The track dated to the 1970s, so it is almost 50 years old. The rubber surface was unable to be reused and had to go to landfill but the asphalt was sent for recycling and the crushed rock sub-base has been reused for Council works at Moomba Park.

Athletics track removal

As shown in the precinct plan, the old bluestone retaining wall for the athletics track will be removed and replaced with a stair-case and seating wall. Draft plans are shown below.

Retaining wall replacement draft plan

Charles Mutton Precinct Plan works