Bernie Mullane Reserve Upgrade

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Update: Read 'The Hills’ first synthetic fields open for play'


Bernie Mullane Reserve (map location) is being upgraded to assist in catering for future urban growth and Council’s on-going needs incorporating a number of comments and suggestions submitted by the community following the initial consultation period in July/August 2016.

The key components of the Master Plan include:

  • Replacing fields one and two with synthetic grass
  • Extension to the existing Indoor Recreation Centre
  • Water Play Area and upgrade to existing Playground
  • Provision of a Dog Off-leash Area
  • Decommissioning and reconstruction of the dam to address its structural deficiencies
  • Provision of extra car parking

Additional works include new pathways, provision of new park furniture, upgrade to floodlighting, pathway lighting, provision of exercise/fitness stations and landscaping.

The construction of synthetic fields and upgrade of the existing playground is the first stage of the redevelopment and has commenced.


What is happening at Bernie Mullane and where will work occur?



Construction will commence shortly on the two front fields to provide two synthetic fields.



An upgrade of the playground to a 'Livvi's Play Space' will occur. This project is in partnership with the Touched By Olivia Foundation. It will include the addition of new equipment and water play splash pad.


What work will be done?



Conversion of Fields 1 and 2 - from natural grass to synthetic turf - will assist with wear and tear due to the high usage of the facility and, address the increasing demand for playing fields.



The playground will feature the replacement of some items and addition of more inclusive equipment and play experiences such as a climbing mound, new slides, sensory paths and water play. The majority of work will occur on the existing turf area adjacent to the playground.


When will most of the work occur?

The majority of work will occur over Winter and Spring, weather permitting. Works are scheduled to commence in May 2017 for both projects.


While the upgrades occur will I be able to access areas within the reserve?

Yes, the site will largely remain accessible, though there will be areas closed off during construction.

In the presence of on-site works, traffic control measures may be in place to assist with traffic movement for pedestrians and vehicles.

Field’s 1and 2will be closed for the construction period. Fields 3, 4 and 5 will remain available for passive recreation and some sports club use. There may be reduced access to some areas of the car park during the works.



We will do our best to provide access to the current playground where possible. However, here may be a few times during the upgrade the play space in unavailable.


What does this mean for pedestrian and cycle access?

As safety is paramount, some paths will become unavailable during construction; others may require temporary closure whilst vehicles are crossing. Alternative pedestrian access will be provided where possible. Every endeavour will be made to keep unaffected pedestrian and cycling links available for use. 


What does this mean for recreation centre, tennis and netball court access?

They will all remain open. Please refer to site signage for information on pedestrian access, as access may have changed.


What about trucks accessing the site?

There will be truck and vehicular activity during construction. Trucks are required to undertake civil works including excavation for the fields.

Appropriate measures will be undertaken to segregate truck areas from the general public with appropriate traffic controls put in place. Please take additional care when walking, cycling and driving within the reserve.


What does this mean for the carpark?

Some car park spaces closest to the tennis courts may be temporarily unavailable due to construction storage requirements. Alternate car park movements will be implemented to assist with traffic flow and circulation.


I would like more information

Updates are available via on this page, Council's Facebook page and through project newsletters.

However, if you have any questions please contact us:

Email -

Online - Please use this online form.

General Enquiries - Robert Szoszkiwicz on 9843 0235

Field Enquiries - Scott Sidhom on 9843 0507

Playground Enquiries - Jacob Bennett  on 9843 0146

If you do not speak English and require a translation/interpreter you can either come to Council’s Administration Centre where we will be happy to assist or contact the Telephone Interpreter Service on 13 14 50 and ask them to call Council on 9843 0555 and enquire on your behalf.


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