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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Burgundy Drive Reserve - Doncaster

The 16,137m2 (1.6 hectare) Burgundy Drive Reserve has been set aside for local sporting purposes.  It contains a large open level area which serves as an informal oval including a cricket pitch skirted by a gravel path, a picnic table and shelter, seating, drinking fountain, litter bin, play equipment and plantings.

The sportsground is currently used by football clubs for pre-season training during the summer months and by St Gregory’s Primary School for sporting activities throughout the year.  The large expanse of open space also provides further potential for recreational opportunities for local residents.

Play equipment caters for 1-5 year olds and will always be restricted by the limited amount of space in this part of the Reserve.  Abutting the Eastern Golf Course, the Reserve potentially has significant linkages into the proposed residential development of that site.

The Reserve was protected from residential,development when the former orchards were subdivided in the 1960s.

I visited the site on a sunny autumn day on May 16 2020.


  • Below is a greatly magnified section of the "Melbourne 1945 aerial survey map; showing the original orchard. A barrel drain runs underneath the Reserve. North at top.

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