Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Master Plan: The Central Gardens

This consultation has concluded.

The central gardens are a key community component of the Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Masterplan endorsed by Council in 2008. The significant new landscaping works will provide opportunities for informal recreation and community gathering while improving the amenity of the park.

Project Information

  • Read through the documents in the 'Related Documents' section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.

Victoria Park Masterplan Update
We prepared briefing information for elected members which provided a summary of the recent community consultation and preliminary concepts for the landscaping of the central gardens. Click to read the Community Workshop Report and the Central Gardens Concept Plan or read the full report to Council here.

The central gardens are a key community component of the Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Masterplan endorsed by Council in 2008. The significant new landscaping works will provide opportunities for informal recreation and community gathering while improving the amenity of the park.

Project Information

  • Read through the documents in the 'Related Documents' section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.

Victoria Park Masterplan Update
We prepared briefing information for elected members which provided a summary of the recent community consultation and preliminary concepts for the landscaping of the central gardens. Click to read the Community Workshop Report and the Central Gardens Concept Plan or read the full report to Council here.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Master Plan

    about 7 years ago

    In December 2008 Adelaide City Council endorsed the Masterplan for the redevelopment of Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi following the end of horse racing. The Master Plan offered a unique opportunity to transform and regenerate Victoria Park for the ongoing enjoyment and use of the general community. The Plan was the result of extensive community and stakeholder consultation (which included more than one thousand responses) which strongly endorsed the new direction for the Park’s future use.

    As part of a staged implementation process the Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Masterplan will create a revitalised park that is a significant destination for informal community recreation. The regeneration...

    In December 2008 Adelaide City Council endorsed the Masterplan for the redevelopment of Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi following the end of horse racing. The Master Plan offered a unique opportunity to transform and regenerate Victoria Park for the ongoing enjoyment and use of the general community. The Plan was the result of extensive community and stakeholder consultation (which included more than one thousand responses) which strongly endorsed the new direction for the Park’s future use.

    As part of a staged implementation process the Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Masterplan will create a revitalised park that is a significant destination for informal community recreation. The regeneration of the Park will also deliver a number of integrated outcomes relating to environmental and sustainability initiatives and the provision of formal and informal recreation facilities, the conservation of threatened remnant plant species and habitat for rare butterflies and the reuse of built heritage and the promotion of increased visitation and use.

    The vision of the Victoria Park Masterplan is to:
    Achieve a vibrant, flexible and sustainable recreational open space, promoting and supporting a variety of community activities and visitor attractions, whilst preserving the site’s unique landscape and heritage qualities.

    The Master Plan has further evolved (June 2011) with design adjustments made for the community led and championed native vegetation management agreement area (with DENR), and the reduced playing field area to allow corridors between the remnant vegetation area and the butterfly zone to the south of the running track.

    The masterplan is consistent with the key principles of the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy, namely to:

    • Increase community use of the Park Lands.
    • Ensure they are widely accessible to the public.
    • Improve the quality of their landscape and facilities.
  • Victoria Park/Bakkabakkandi Works to date

    about 7 years ago

    Council has been implementing the master plan incrementally through a series of project packages. The following works have been completed over the past four years:

    1. Removal of the majority of the SAJC buildings and associated infrastructure, horse racing track fencing and track mounding.
    2. Establishment of a new running / walking loop track with five fitness stations.
    3. New tree planting through out the park to provide shade to pathways, strengthen the wooded urban forest character and define areas of open recreation space.
    4. Restoration of the heritage grandstand (ongoing) and establishment of landscaping to...

    Council has been implementing the master plan incrementally through a series of project packages. The following works have been completed over the past four years:

    1. Removal of the majority of the SAJC buildings and associated infrastructure, horse racing track fencing and track mounding.
    2. Establishment of a new running / walking loop track with five fitness stations.
    3. New tree planting through out the park to provide shade to pathways, strengthen the wooded urban forest character and define areas of open recreation space.
    4. Restoration of the heritage grandstand (ongoing) and establishment of landscaping to the surrounds and Fullarton Road edge.
    5. Establishment of the premium field and supporting infrastructure in front of the heritage grandstand.
    6. Upgrade of the southern multiuse sports fields including regrading, irrigation and grassing.
    7. Native vegetation and butterfly zone protected and managed.
    8. Construction of two park entries to provide park identity, iconic meeting points and rest zones on the edge of the park.

    Refer to the Central Gardens Consultation Information for location of project packages within Victoria Park.