Open Space

The vision for Doncaster Hill is a vibrant cosmopolitan centre with a strong 'sense of place' and cafes, restaurants, urban art, shopping, entertainment and open space for residents to enjoy.

There are a number of open space reserves in Doncaster Hill, including:

  • Lawford Reserve - a $1.1M upgrade of lawford Reserve is currently underway. A new path has been constructed, connecting the reserve to the Tullamore Estate. The upgrade will also include a skate, scooter and ball play area, a new playground, picnic facilities, community seating and public toilets.
  • Carawatha Reserve – upgrades have included the installation of improved play equipment, seating, tables and a barbecue, as well as landscaping works and upgraded paths.
  • JW Thomson Reserve – the reserve includes open space and play equipment such as a climbing frame, slide, swings and spinners.
  • Schramms Reserve – provides recreation open space including two sporting ovals, a pedestrian and cycling path linking Doncaster Road to Ruffey Lake Park, seating, shade trees and a playground. The northern end of Scramms Reserve includes a viking swing, playground and new landscape elements. 

There is also a long term plan to develop a reserve on Hepburn Road, to provide additional open space to the residents of Doncaster Hill.

To assist in the provision of open space within Doncaster Hill, developers are required to make an open space contribution of five per cent of the land value of development sites, with funds going towards creating new open space.