Improvements begin at Elizabeth Bridge Reserve

The off-leash dog park at Elizabeth Bridge Reserve. Pictures: YARRA RANGES COUNCIL.

Elizabeth Bridge Reserve in Kilsyth has undergone some upgrades as part of the Masterplan implementation, bringing new amenities and infrastructure for community use.

Outdoor exercise equipment, a new nature play space, sports pavilion, oval lighting, off-lead dog park, sealed pathways with solar LED lights and expanded car park are some of the latest additions to the Elizabeth Bridge Reserve in Kilsyth.

The upgrades are recommendations of the Elizabeth Bridge Reserve Masterplan, which was adopted by Council in 2020 following extensive consultation with the community.

The new exercise equipment, paved circuit path, water taps, and solar lights will help fitness fans get their steps up, while other features including the new nature play space will keep families entertained.

Construction of an expanded car park along the Durham Road frontage, which provides additional parking spaces for visitors, and a firm surface for events such as the Kilsyth Festival.

Yarra Ranges Walling Ward Councillor, Len Cox said the Masterplan maps out the next 10 years for the reserve, and the council has an ongoing goal of creating quality infrastructure and liveable places in Yarra Ranges, to ensure communities are safe, resilient, healthy, inclusive and socially well-connected.

“Together with the community, we developed a Masterplan for the Elizabeth Bridge Reserve, which reflects their values and future needs,” he said.

“This beautifully landscaped reserve features small swamps with ducks and other bird species, plenty of shade, and various sealed trails with water fountains and lighting.

“On top of this new sports pavilion and activation of the sports oval is supporting the current and growing junior football program in the Montrose/Kilsyth area and has increased the training and game capacity of club facilities to strengthen the pathway opportunities for girls and boys to progress through to senior teams.

“I am thrilled to witness the completion of most of the short- and medium-term projects outlined in the Master Plan, which will enhance the reserve’s accessibility, offer additional amenities for everyone, and complement the existing facilities making the reserve a welcoming space for people of all ages and abilities.”

To keep up to date about future works and how the reserve will change and improve over the coming decade visit: