Pat O'Hara Reserve, Morley

Pat O'Hara Reserve is located on the northern edge of the Morley town centre, adjacent to the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre and opposite the Galleria Shopping Centre. There are limited play opportunities in this area for local residents to walk to, so this play space is of particular importance, to surrounding residents and people using the reserve and Morley Sport and Recreation Centre for sport and other activities. Pat O'Hara Reserve is classified as a District level reserve, currently used for sporting activities (rugby, touch football and Gaelic football), with a play space located at the eastern end of the field, as shown in the image below.

The City has developed a Parks and Play Space Classification Hierarchy to inform and guide play space redevelopments. This can be found in the Document Library to the right of the page.

Redevelopment of the play space

The play equipment is due for replacement and we are taking the opportunity to redevelop the play space. This means that we would like to know how the community uses the space and their ideas for improvement. This may include play elements, seating, drink fountain and other types of park infrastructure, subject to community feedback and available resources.

The budget for this project is $90,000.

It is assumed that the play space redevelopment will occur in the current position, with the capacity to expand the length of the marked area in red.

All play space redevelopments consider accessibility and inclusion, with part of the budget dedicated to pathways and equipment. The City also aims to shade the play equipment as much as possible. You can find further information on this in the FAQs.

How can I get involved?

You can view the proposed concept plan by clicking here. Alternatively you can find the plan in the Document Library to the right of this page. Once you have had a look at the draft plan, you can provide feedback by completing the survey below in 'Surveys and Forms'.

Contact us any time on the details provided in 'Who's Listening' at the top of the page.

What's next?

The feedback period will close on 6 April, 2020. The City will review any feedback received and consider any necessary revisions to the proposed concepts. We will then commence detailed design, procurement and placing orders with suppliers. This process will take longer at some play spaces than others, depending on the level of detail required.

Redevelopments are anticipated to start in July/August this year and we will keep the community updated as the information becomes available.

Where can I find more information?

The City's Play Space Strategy outlines the City's approach to planning, design and management of play spaces, including the Play Space Redevelopment Program. This document is available in the Document Library to the right of the page.


Pat O'Hara Reserve is located on the northern edge of the Morley town centre, adjacent to the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre and opposite the Galleria Shopping Centre. There are limited play opportunities in this area for local residents to walk to, so this play space is of particular importance, to surrounding residents and people using the reserve and Morley Sport and Recreation Centre for sport and other activities. Pat O'Hara Reserve is classified as a District level reserve, currently used for sporting activities (rugby, touch football and Gaelic football), with a play space located at the eastern end of the field, as shown in the image below.

The City has developed a Parks and Play Space Classification Hierarchy to inform and guide play space redevelopments. This can be found in the Document Library to the right of the page.

Redevelopment of the play space

The play equipment is due for replacement and we are taking the opportunity to redevelop the play space. This means that we would like to know how the community uses the space and their ideas for improvement. This may include play elements, seating, drink fountain and other types of park infrastructure, subject to community feedback and available resources.

The budget for this project is $90,000.

It is assumed that the play space redevelopment will occur in the current position, with the capacity to expand the length of the marked area in red.

All play space redevelopments consider accessibility and inclusion, with part of the budget dedicated to pathways and equipment. The City also aims to shade the play equipment as much as possible. You can find further information on this in the FAQs.

How can I get involved?

You can view the proposed concept plan by clicking here. Alternatively you can find the plan in the Document Library to the right of this page. Once you have had a look at the draft plan, you can provide feedback by completing the survey below in 'Surveys and Forms'.

Contact us any time on the details provided in 'Who's Listening' at the top of the page.

What's next?

The feedback period will close on 6 April, 2020. The City will review any feedback received and consider any necessary revisions to the proposed concepts. We will then commence detailed design, procurement and placing orders with suppliers. This process will take longer at some play spaces than others, depending on the level of detail required.

Redevelopments are anticipated to start in July/August this year and we will keep the community updated as the information becomes available.

Where can I find more information?

The City's Play Space Strategy outlines the City's approach to planning, design and management of play spaces, including the Play Space Redevelopment Program. This document is available in the Document Library to the right of the page.


  • As a result of the community engagement we conducted at the end of last year, we have put together a draft concept plan for Pat O'Hara Reserve play space.  You can view the draft concept plan in the Document Library.

    As a result of the community engagement we conducted at the end of last year, we have put together a draft concept plan for Pat O'Hara Reserve play space.  You can view the draft concept plan in the Document Library.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey was part of the first phase of engagement and has now closed. Please refer to the survey above to make comment on the draft concept plan. All personal information provided will remain confidential, in line with the City's Privacy Policy.

    This survey was part of the first phase of engagement and has now closed. Please refer to the survey above to make comment on the draft concept plan. All personal information provided will remain confidential, in line with the City's Privacy Policy.

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