CB Smith Reserve on Jukes Road is home to Fawkner Library and other council and community services which make up Fawkner Community Hub. The precinct is well known for its competition-level soccer pitches, skate park, play spaces and fitness equipment.

We are undertaking a program of works that will make the CB Smith Reserve and Fawkner Community Hub precinct a safer, more active, and more engaging space for the community.

What we've heard so far

We've spoken with service providers and visitors at the Fawkner Community Hub about their concerns around pedestrian access, feelings of safety in the evenings, accessibility, lighting in the area and the car park.

Supported by the Department of Justice, we will be making safety improvements that include:

  • A car park upgrade to improve accessibility and pedestrian safety
  • Additional lighting along pedestrian paths and the car park
  • Pedestrian pathway improvements for accessibility.

Park improvements

As part of the program we will also be making improvements to the park at CB Smith Reserve that include:

  • Upgrade of the larger play and gathering spaces near the main entry from Jukes Road
  • Park infrastructure upgrades (including furniture)
  • Additional tree planting and garden beds.

What won't be changing

During this program of works we will not be making any changes to these areas:

  • Fawkner Leisure Centre - this is part of a different project
  • Community facilities
  • No additional public toilets
  • Sports fields

How you can participate

We want to know what you love about the large play and gathering spaces at CB Smith Reserve and what improvements you'd like to see.

Feedback is open til 11:59pm Friday 14 October 2022.

Place a pin on the map below to tell us about an area in the reserve, or scroll down to leave your comment as a post-it note.

Share your ideas about CB Smith Reserve (Fawkner Community Hub)

Tell us what you like or don't like, or what you think would improve the reserve. Feedback closes 11:59 Wednesday 5 October. (max 140 characters).

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6 October, 2022

Amina says:

“Have: -a big long swirly slide -big long flying fox -in-ground trampolines -big pirate ship -more picnic tables -more greenery/plants”

2 October, 2022

Rebecca says:

“The park needs much better drainage - there are sections of path (between the playground and the health centre) that are puddles all winter ”

29 September, 2022

GWadd says:

“It would be good to have an enclosed dog park to enjoy the space more. Furniture and more garden planting would great.”

25 September, 2022

Local parent says:

“Something like the new playspace at Penders Park in Thornbury would be fantastic!”

25 September, 2022

danc says:

“Greatest need is some shade over the playground and better drainage so lawn isn’t a swamp.”

22 September, 2022

TK says:

“Having some basketball rings is a great idea. I also know many people, kids and adults, in the area who would play bball regularly ”

21 September, 2022

DR says:

“Keep established trees. A more challenging playground for older kids. A basketball ring for adults & older kids can play near the playground”

21 September, 2022

Chris says:

“A basketball court l is a wonderful idea. I know several families in the near vicinity with both children and adults who would use it often”

19 September, 2022

Eleanor says:

“Accessible playground equipment, sandpit, water play area, trampolines, more swings, better drainage, flying fox, undercover picnic area.”

19 September, 2022

KirstyPoly says:

“Waterplay and trampolines would also be fun! Shade for the picnic tables and benches is a must please. ”

19 September, 2022

Kirsty says:

“Barriers to keep dirt bikes out! More trees/shelter. Incorporate some local artwork. Fix drainage issues. Spinny things. Huts. Fairy garden.”

18 September, 2022

Jemma says:

“It would be great to have a off-lead secure dog park area.”