Project Information

Ray Bastin Reserve has a regional playground that caters to both a local and regional catchment. The playground is in poor condition and has reached its end of life, requiring replacement.

Initial Engagement with the community has taken place to understand the vision and concept to design a new regional playground and at the same time seek feedback for improvements to other infrastructure in the reserve.

What we heard from you:

Feedback captured from children and families will help influence the playground redevelopment with new play elements focusing on:

  • Adventure based play
  • Activity based play
  • Sensory and nature play, including a flying fox and swings
  • The replacement of the liberty swing with alternate all-abilities play
  • Connection to country and culture through native vegetation, storytelling, play and exploration areas will also be integrated into the redevelopment.

Additional reserve specific recreational element feedback included:

  • Half court
  • Walking trail
  • Infrastructure for social inclusion

To view the community survey results summary please click either adult or child/youth.

What’s next:

Your feedback is now being used to shape the vision and direction for the reserve, to inform the detailed design phase of the project, which the community will again have a chance to shape later this year.

Grant Update:

Growing Suburbs Fund

The City of Casey is very excited to announce we were successful in receiving $1.6 million funding from the Victorian Government to contribute to the redevelopment of Ray Bastin Reserve play space. This funding, along with Council’s contribution of $1.495 million will ensure the reserve can continue to meet the needs of Casey’s growing community, with many aspects due to be replaced or revitalised.

Detailed design work has commenced, with further community engagement due to occur in April 2022. Project construction will then take place, with expected completion early mid-2023.

Local Sport Infrastructure Fund

Council has also applied for additional funding from the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund to redevelop additional active recreation elements within the reserve to compliment the play space redevelopment. If the 2021-22 Local Sports Infrastructure Funding is successful it is intended that the playground and active recreation works will be carried out in unison and with ongoing community engagement. You can view the active play concept design here.


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Ray Bastin Reserve Video Introduction

aerial image of Ray Bastin recreational zones