The Olinda Precinct Stage 1 project was completed in June 2024.


The project

This project was delivered on Wurundjeri Country. 

The former Olinda Golf Course is located in the Dandenong Ranges, between the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden and R. J. Hamer Arboretum, 50 kilometres east of Melbourne.

The Olinda Precinct Plan was developed in consultation with the community, with the aim of transforming the site into a 34-hectare open-space site for recreation.

We’re now delivering the Olinda Precinct Plan to provide more opportunities for the community to connect with nature and make the most of this fantastic location.

Stage one of the Olinda Precinct Project is complete, and was delivered in sections:

Nature-based playscape - completed July 2019
Designed for children and families of all ages and abilities, a new nature-based playscape was completed in July 2019, along with new barbecues, picnic facilities, shelters, seating and a new toilet block. A dedicated dog-off lead area and a series of walking trails were also constructed.

Olinda Green sporting oval - completed June 2020
A flat open grass area with walking paths, suitable for a market, events space and other recreation was completed in June 2020.

Netball and cricket facility upgrades - completed June 2024
A new netball court, four new cricket practice nets and supporting infrastructure including lights, shelters, a storage shed and behind-goal netting were built at the Olinda Recreation Reserve.

These new facilities mean that locals and visitors to the Olinda Precinct and the Dandenong Ranges will have more opportunities to participate in community sport, connect with nature, and enjoy time in the park with friends and family of all ages and abilities.

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Project funding

The Victorian Government invested $7.67 million to deliver the stage one works at the Olinda Precinct. 

Who we worked with

This project was delivered by Parks Victoria in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, in consultation with Yarra Ranges Council and local sporting clubs.


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