Tree planting at Ford Park and Binnak Park as new sports upgrades progress

Published: 18 March 2021

We're getting ready to plant trees and a variety of native plants at Ford Park, Bellfield and Binnak Park, Watsonia North as new sport upgrades take shape.

While some trees needed to be removed to build the new sports facilities, we've developed a landscape plan for each location to green the area, as we near the end of construction. We’ll plant a range of species including spotted gum, blackwood, yellow gum, maple and candlebark trees in the coming months. We’ll also be planting a variety of native plants and shrubs.

At Ford Park, works on new cricket practice nets have been completed ahead of schedule, allowing Bellfield Cricket Club to train in a fully enclosed space. Other community facilities will be completed soon and the new pavilion is taking shape. Work on the new car park and field lighting will continue in the coming months.

At Binnak Park, works on the new pavilion are continuing with structural beams now in place and roofing, internal fittings and windows to follow soon. New cricket practice nets are almost finished, and synthetic turf cricket pitches will be laid soon.

You can find out more about the upgrades on our sports facilities page.

Come to an information session 

We’re holding information sessions where you’ll be able to view our landscape plans and see where the trees and shrubs will be planted. Come along and chat to the team and provide your feedback on the plan.

Ford Park temporary pavilion, 247A Banksia Street, Bellfield

Saturday 20 March10am to 11.30am

Binnak Park, Anderson Parade, Watsonia North

Wednesday 24 March5.30pm to 7pm
Saturday 27 March10am to 11.30am

View the Ford Park landscape plan PDF, 389.7 KB and Binnak Park landscape plan PDF, 260.0 KB