Hannah Watts Park

Melton City Council has develop a master plan for Hannah Watts Park which includes Melton Recreation Reserve and The Willows Historical Park. Feedback from community consultation was used to help inform the Master Plan.

The Master Plan will create a future vision for the precinct, defining short and long-term improvements.

The play area, picnic facilities and toilets on High Street will form Stage 1 of the Master Plan. A detailed design plan is underway based upon the community consultation received specific to this area.

Hannah Watts Park Precinct Master Plan 

As Melton continues to grow the Hannah Watts Park Precinct, including Melton Recreation Reserve and The Willows, will be a central place of gathering, recreation and respite with high quality contemporary facilities set in a natural creek landscape rich in local history. The Master Plan aims to revitalise the park, a much-loved community asset by proposing connections and facilities, creek restoration and increased opportunities for recreation and gathering. The Master Plan will help Council prioritise future works by recommending development within the park. It was developed with opportunities and challenges of the site in mind as well as the feedback and ideas of the community.

The  Hannah Watts Park Precinct Master Plan report(PDF, 60MB)  as well as the  Appendices(PDF, 15MB) are available.

Community Engagement

Consultation with the community was held in April-May 2018 for feedback and ideas for both the master plan and the Stage 1 construction and again in September 2018 for feedback on the draft master plan. A summary of these reports is below.

Community Engagement Report - May 2018(PDF, 5MB)

Community Engagement Report – September 2018(PDF, 2MB)


Stage 1 Construction

Construction commenced in October 2018 and Hannah Watts Park reopened in May 2019.


Funding Partners

The Hannah Watts Park Upgrade was supported by the Victorian Government.



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