The Old Buffalo Site

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Consultation has concluded

The recent removal of the HMS Buffalo Replica from Wigley Reserve, on the banks of the Patawalonga, has created an opportunity for this space to be reinvigorated and repurposed for the community to enjoy.

During phase 1 of engagement, Council engaged with the local community and key stakeholders to identify key themes regarding the look and use of this space into the future.

The key themes identified during this first phase of engagement will be used to inform the creation of draft concept designs for the site for the second phase of wider community engagement.

Engagement Phase 1 closed on Thursday 19 December 2019.


The recent removal of the HMS Buffalo Replica from Wigley Reserve, on the banks of the Patawalonga, has created an opportunity for this space to be reinvigorated and repurposed for the community to enjoy.

During phase 1 of engagement, Council engaged with the local community and key stakeholders to identify key themes regarding the look and use of this space into the future.

The key themes identified during this first phase of engagement will be used to inform the creation of draft concept designs for the site for the second phase of wider community engagement.

Engagement Phase 1 closed on Thursday 19 December 2019.


Consultation has concluded
  • Update and next steps

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    5 months ago

    Thank you for the feedback you provided during phase one of community engagement regarding the revitalisation of the old Buffalo site.

    Feedback received from the community throughout the engagement period has shown a high level of community interest for the old Buffalo site to be reinvigorated into a space for:

    • Eating and drinking with inclusion of café or restaurant.
    • Recreation and leisure activities including water access or a natural open space.
    • Landscaping/vegetation, natural shade, seating and BBQs.

    Respondents would like to see this space repurposed for the benefit of children and young families, adults and visitors to the area.

    Proposed...

    Thank you for the feedback you provided during phase one of community engagement regarding the revitalisation of the old Buffalo site.

    Feedback received from the community throughout the engagement period has shown a high level of community interest for the old Buffalo site to be reinvigorated into a space for:

    • Eating and drinking with inclusion of café or restaurant.
    • Recreation and leisure activities including water access or a natural open space.
    • Landscaping/vegetation, natural shade, seating and BBQs.

    Respondents would like to see this space repurposed for the benefit of children and young families, adults and visitors to the area.

    Proposed Next steps:



    • Grant application to Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) for match funding for the development of detailed designs and costings.
    • Appointment of contractor to prepare concept designs based on community findings from phase one of community engagement.
    • Community engagement phase two including on-site drop in sessions.
    • Refinement of concepts based on feedback received during phase 2 engagement.
    • Council Report with engagement findings from phase two of community engagement requesting endorsement to proceed with detailed designs of preferred option.
    • Development of detailed designs and costings.
    • DPTI Places for People funding application for development of the site based on final option.
    • 2021/2022 supply and install of new community space, dependent on funding.