Have your say on the future of Lake Caroline

Published on 11 April 2024


City of Melton residents are invited to have their say on the future of one of Caroline Springs’ most popular open spaces.

The Lake Caroline draft Masterplan and Activation Strategy will guide how Council develops and activates the reserve and its surroundings.

Located near busy residential and commercial areas, it’s a popular spot for residents to enjoy socialising, exercise or take in the local wildlife.

The lake and reserve are 20 years old, and many facilities are due for upgrades in coming years.

Initial stages of the draft strategy involved detailed site assessment, community consultation and background analysis.

More than 500 responses submissions were received during community and stakeholder consultation undertaken in 2023.

Top suggestions included markets, seasonal celebrations and festivals, floating cafes, and rentable boats.

Facilities outlined as part of the draft plan include a mid-lake crossing, dedicated event lawn, playspace upgrade, a shared zone along Lake Street for markets and festivals, and new viewing platforms.

The draft strategy was endorsed for public consultation at the March Council meeting and will be open for comment from 19 April to 6 May 2024.

Find out more: conversations.melton.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to City of Melton Deputy Mayor Cr Steve Abboushi

Lake Caroline is a beautiful outdoor site, popular with residents of all ages and backgrounds. This strategy will guide the future development and activation of the lake and its surrounds.”

“I’d encourage everyone to have their say on the future of this important community asset.”

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