Davy Lane

Consultation has concluded

Feedback on the Davy Lane consultation closed on Friday 24 June 2022.

New Davy Lane sport and recreation precinct

We have a rare opportunity to plan a brand new sport and recreation precinct in Davy Lane, Forest Hill (Healesville Freeway Reserve).

It could be used for a variety of active sports, dog walking or just for the community to enjoy a beautiful outdoor open space.

Creating new sporting facilities would encourage greater participation year-round, particularly for girls and women’s teams in the area. There is also opportunity to add other features to Davy Lane to benefit those who walk, exercise or use the area to meet friends and family.

Project proposal 

The proposed transformation of Davy Lane from a reserve with an underused oval into a sport and recreation precinct that can be used year-round includes:

  • two natural turf, floodlit sporting fields
  • a multi-use pavilion
  • multi-use outdoor training facility
  • sealed car park
  • pathways through the reserve.

We have developed the above proposed concept plan to increase community activity through organised sport at the reserve. This plan is intended to be a starting point and we seek ideas from the community about this as well as what else could be considered.

Tell us your ideas

In addition to the survey below, we encourage you to add ideas about what would improve your experience when using Davy Lane. Some common questions are also answered in the Q&A section. Submissions will be accepted until Friday 24 June 2022.

Community sport Expression of Interest (EOI)

Through an EOI process, we would like to hear from sport and recreation organisations interested in using proposed facilities at Davy Lane and clubs that could partner with Council to advocate for funding to develop the site. Submissions will be accepted until Friday 24 June 2022.

Written / Email Submissions

While submissions through the survey are preferred, Council will accept community submissions via email to kyle.chandler@whitehorse.vic.gov.au and by post to Kyle Chandler, Leisure and Recreation Services, Whitehorse City Council, 379-399 Whitehorse Road Nunawading VIC 3131 by Friday 24 June 2022.

The Healesville Freeway Reserve

Davy Lane is part of Healesville Freeway Reserve. There is a planning process underway for the whole Healesville Freeway Reserve led by Parks Victoria. Currently there is a Community Reference Group meeting to help create a draft plan for the whole reserve. Later in 2022 this draft plan will be shared with the whole community for feedback, if you want to sign up for notification of this engagement visit - https://engage.vic.gov.au/healesville-freeway-reserve

Feedback on the Davy Lane consultation closed on Friday 24 June 2022.

New Davy Lane sport and recreation precinct

We have a rare opportunity to plan a brand new sport and recreation precinct in Davy Lane, Forest Hill (Healesville Freeway Reserve).

It could be used for a variety of active sports, dog walking or just for the community to enjoy a beautiful outdoor open space.

Creating new sporting facilities would encourage greater participation year-round, particularly for girls and women’s teams in the area. There is also opportunity to add other features to Davy Lane to benefit those who walk, exercise or use the area to meet friends and family.

Project proposal 

The proposed transformation of Davy Lane from a reserve with an underused oval into a sport and recreation precinct that can be used year-round includes:

  • two natural turf, floodlit sporting fields
  • a multi-use pavilion
  • multi-use outdoor training facility
  • sealed car park
  • pathways through the reserve.

We have developed the above proposed concept plan to increase community activity through organised sport at the reserve. This plan is intended to be a starting point and we seek ideas from the community about this as well as what else could be considered.

Tell us your ideas

In addition to the survey below, we encourage you to add ideas about what would improve your experience when using Davy Lane. Some common questions are also answered in the Q&A section. Submissions will be accepted until Friday 24 June 2022.

Community sport Expression of Interest (EOI)

Through an EOI process, we would like to hear from sport and recreation organisations interested in using proposed facilities at Davy Lane and clubs that could partner with Council to advocate for funding to develop the site. Submissions will be accepted until Friday 24 June 2022.

Written / Email Submissions

While submissions through the survey are preferred, Council will accept community submissions via email to kyle.chandler@whitehorse.vic.gov.au and by post to Kyle Chandler, Leisure and Recreation Services, Whitehorse City Council, 379-399 Whitehorse Road Nunawading VIC 3131 by Friday 24 June 2022.

The Healesville Freeway Reserve

Davy Lane is part of Healesville Freeway Reserve. There is a planning process underway for the whole Healesville Freeway Reserve led by Parks Victoria. Currently there is a Community Reference Group meeting to help create a draft plan for the whole reserve. Later in 2022 this draft plan will be shared with the whole community for feedback, if you want to sign up for notification of this engagement visit - https://engage.vic.gov.au/healesville-freeway-reserve