Play Space Projects

Sourced from Latrobe City Council Website

Moe AAA Play Space – Construction of Stage 1 Nature Play

Latrobe City Council and Latrobe Valley Authority have funded the detailed design and construction of Stage 1, Apex Park, a nature play space.

The works are expected to take up to 6 months. This project has been a partnership with Apex & Lions Clubs of Moe, where they had direct input into the master plan, detailed design and selection of elements to be included in the space.

Some key facts about the project are:

  • Timber from trees removed at the site will be re-purposed into animal carvings and other play features.
  • Additional trees will be planted at the site, with shade being one of the most important consideration in planning any new play space
  • Formalised car parking will be included
  • New access paths within the play space will be installed to connect to existing amenities
  • It will be a unique play opportunity, different to anything else provided in Latrobe City before
  • New BBQ and new shelter will also be installed
  • There will be improved picnic tables and seating

Latrobe City Council apologises for the inconvenience in closing part of the park, but the results when it is reopened will be amazing.

Moe Botanic Gardens – Construction of a new Play Space

Latrobe City Council have worked in partnership with Moe Rotary Club to design a new play space for Moe Botanic Gardens. Latrobe City Council & Latrobe Valley Authority have funded this exciting new addition and will be commencing work at the site in Spring 2019.

Moe Botanic Gardens play space Plan

Works will include installation of some exciting new play equipment, landscaping, linking path networks and all with a theme of the old goldfield railway history significant to our area.

The works are expected to be complete in Autumn 2020.

Kingsford Reserve master plan

Latrobe City Council is developing a master plan for Kingsford Reserve in Moe.  The reserve was formerly the site of tennis and bocce courts.  Latrobe City Council will be talking to the local community about opportunities for the reserve.  Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to be involved.

If you would like to register your interest in being involved with this project please email

Latrobe City working with Committee For Moe

  • July 6, 2018

Posted on 12 April 2018 ( taken from the Latrobe City Council website)

Latrobe City Council is supporting the Committee For Moe’s advocacy campaign to secure five key priority projects for Moe.

CEO Gary Van Driel said that there is nothing more powerful than a community taking action for itself.

“Council regularly receives requests from the community asking Council to advocate for a range of projects, being told that a community will be advocating for itself is fantastic news.

“No one can prosecute an advocacy campaign better than those individuals who have skin in the game, to that end I’d like to congratulate the Committee For Moe for their determination and commitment.

“Of course what’s good for Moe is good for Latrobe City and investment in one town makes us all stronger,” said Mr Van Driel.

The Committee For Moe had identified five key projects as priorities for the community:
• Railway parking/interchange upgrade
• Completion of stages 2-3 of the Moe Activity Centre Plan
• Moe-Newborough Netball Court Relocation
• Railway Crossing Upgrade
• CFA Buildings

Mr Van Driel said that any additional funding would be further enrichment of community infrastructure.

“The Moe Library and Service Centre was a $15.3 million investment in the heart of Moe and completion of Stage One of the Moe Activity Centre Plan.

“Since its opening we have experienced a fourfold increase in library patronage and strong utilisation of the community meeting spaces.

“In addition to this striking building, the State Government recently committed $3 million to the development of the Cricket Centre of Excellence at the Ted Summerton Reserve.

“Council has also recently completed a significant body of work in developing the Lake Narracan Precinct Structure Plan and has issued a planning permit for the Lake Narracan precinct. These permits will release over 650 lots of land to the market once fully developed.

“The planned release of available land is one of the key economic development tools a Council has available to it and support for the recent Lake Narracan Precinct Structure Plan suggests that there is strong optimism around what this development will mean for the Lake Narracan, Moe and the Newborough communities.”