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New playground

Bandon Terrace Reserve has a new seaside themed playground featuring a 5.3 metre high climbing tower with crows nest, a bespoke wooden boat and a timber jetty play deck all set in a lagoon shaped sandpit. Other equipment includes a swing set with toddler and standard swing seats, a trampoline and stepping logs.

The reserve was upgraded in 2019 (opened September 2019).

Sporty kids can play on the new cricket pitch with upgraded nets, a new netball practice court and a modernised basketball practice court.

Families will enjoy the new picnic shelter with barbeque facilities, drinking fountain, walking paths, and a landscaped mound which provide spectacular views of the coast.

New greenery includes 400 native plants and four native trees.

The reserve features artwork donated by the Trott Park Mosaic Group, who are based at Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre.

Project Timescales
2019 Project Upgrade complete
2018/2019 Financial Year | Construction
2017/2018 Financial Year | Design and consultation

Reserve Upgrade Opening video

Natural Landscaping

Marion Council has completed further work to improve Bandon Terrace Reserve in 2020, following the playground and reserve upgrade in 2019.

We have:

  • Installed a new irrigation system (June 2020)
  • Planted more than 2,000 seedlings
  • Added new garden beds and mulch (May - June 2020).

We will continue to progressively top dress the reserve (4-5 years)

This follows Council endorsements from the General Council Meeting on 23 July 2019. Further details are listed under the project history (below).

Project History

The upgrade of Bandon Terrace Reserve was discussed at the General Council Meeting on 23 July 2019. Here is an excerpt of the decisions made Report Reference: GC190723R07. A copy of the agenda and meeting minutes and are available.

This follows a resident-led public meeting held on 17 April 2019 about the natural landscape design.

Minutes of the General Council Meeting held 23 July 2019:

That Council:

1. Notes the community feedback provided in the site meeting and the online consultation between 1 May and 22 May 2019.

2. Endorses the proposed landscape plan provided in Appendix 4 (image below) that includes:

  • retaining irrigated kikuyu turf at the south-eastern end of the reserve
  • a reduction of the total irrigated area from approximately 18,000m2 to 10,000m2
  • addressing low points at the south-eastern end of the reserve with top dressing
  • installing a more efficient, remotely operated irrigation system that will respond to
    climate conditions as they occur
  • mulching and new garden beds in the Tree Protection Zones under some of the
    existing trees

3. Notes a native grass trial be undertaken at Robertson Reserve, Marino as part of the Natural Landscapes Design and Maintenance Guidelines.

4. Notes that savings realised from the reduced scope of works for Bandon Terrace Reserve be allocated to the implementation of the Natural Landscape Design Guidelines at Robertson Reserve and Pavana Reserve.

Community consultation held between 1 May and 22 May 2019 has been completed.
Below are reference documents relevant to the project upgrade.

Reference Documents

Bandon Tce Reserve Natural Landscape Image

Nearby Points of Interest

Marino Rocks Greenway | City to Marino Rocks

This reserve is situated along the Marino Rocks Greenway. The Marino Rocks Greenway connects the City to the Coast to Vines Rail Trail.


The nearest public toilet is 650 metres away, outside the Marino Rocks Cafe. Near the Marino Boat Ramp.


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