Councillor Sean O'Reilly standing in front of a work site.

Cr Sean O'Reilly - Springvale North Ward (Council News Article April 2024)

Councillor Sean O'Reilly standing in front of a work site.

Work has begun on implementing the Springvale Reserve Masterplan. 

Council carried out extensive consultation with the community, including a number of local schools, to create a masterplan that ensures the space meets the community’s needs for years to come. 

A $2 million grant from the State Government is helping to fund several projects at the reserve, including the recent completion of new coaches’ boxes and perimeter fencing on the oval, for the benefit of players and volunteers. 

A project to build two netball courts including lighting, fencing, and player boxes is underway. These courts should be complete and match-ready by June. 

The construction of oval floodlighting has also begun and due to be completed next month. The upgrade to 150 lux lights has been supported with extra funding from AFL Victoria. 

Work will begin in the coming months to build a new playground that has been created with input from the youngest members of our community. Across May and June Council visited local primary schools to seek their input, and even took a group of students on a tour around Springvale Reserve to stimulate ideas. 

In June last year Springvale Library hosted a group of young people with a significant connection to Springvale for a workshop to help create a youth-friendly park and enhance the whole masterplan. 

Council is working hard to better engage with our community on all matters, and these opportunities to hear firsthand from park users helped us design something the community can be proud of. 

I am always open to hearing from residents about their issues in Springvale North Ward and across our city. You can contact me via email at or phone 0422 523 258.