Future of Olinda Golf Course

There was a packed crowd Tuesday night at the Olinda Recreation Reserve pavilion for the community meeting about what to do with the former Olinda golf course. We organised the meeting so the community can have their say. And there were some great ideas – off-lead dog area, footy/cricket ground, netball, tennis, tourism opportunities, community garden, business incubator, mountain biking, art programs…too many to list here.

For some time now the former Olinda Golf Course has been unoccupied.  As a very significant area of public open space, there is a high level of interest in the community about its future use.

The Olinda Golf course was vacated back in 2012.  Last year Parks Victoria instigated an ‘Expressions of Interest’ to examine any appropriate commercial activity on the site, this process has been stopped to evaluate and explore community and recreational uses on the site for the benefit of all hills residents.

I encourage you to participate to determine how this site can best deliver recreation opportunities. If you couldn’t make it but you have an idea please email me at james.merlino@parliament.vic.gov.au