The City exhibited its revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve in Ferry Road, which incorporated elements from the original design as the front garden of the adjacent house, Rothwell Lodge.  The community feedback to the City was enthusiastic as the overall design was much improved on last year’s proposals.

There was, however, concern about the possible removal of the existing lights in the Reserve and the Society wrote to the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, asking that a similar level of lighting should remain in the restored park (see our letter here).  In reply the Lord Mayor said that the City will not be removing the lights as part of the park upgrade (see response letter).

At the final detail design phase, new heritage lights may be recommended that reflect the history of the Reserve.

Ernest Pedersen Reserve today (image: Lyn Collingwood)