Glen Eira Council and Caulfield Park
Many positive contributions
- Many trees mulched to help them survive the effects of climate change.- A line of drippers near the trees in the heritage part of the park.- Planting drought resistant grass in the sports ovals.
- Densely installed drip irrigation under the southern sports ovals.
Establishment of the Native Bird Gar
- Retreated from erecting fencing around the southern ovals in the face of public outcry.
- Planted hundreds of native trees around the ovals and in the eastern part of the park.
- More drinking fountains
- New Sports pavilion to replace the old .
Could have beens
- Use of crushed rock for internal pathways instead of concrete.
- Use of crushed rock instead of concrete for the redeveloped aviary.
- more mature tree maintenance and less felling as a management approach.
- Maintenance and replacement of trees in the heritage part of the park.
- Open communication with the public about its programs.
- Consultation about Council plans and their implementation.
- Heeding public outcry and downsizing the scope of the sports pavilion in line with the approved Master Plan.
Glen Eira Council is the appointed Trustee for the Park. The Council adminsters the park through its officers.
The key consulative body Caulfield Park Reserve Advisory Committee meets quarterly with the sports clubs and some community represenatives.
Some aspects of Council Management.
The 1999 Master Plan for Caulfield Park
Councils program to revamp the Southern Ovals
Council's Playground Policy
The Native Bird Garden (old aviary)