Draft Waldau Precinct Masterplan

We are proposing some improvements to one of Manningham’s most loved recreational areas, the Waldau Precinct in the Doncaster area.

The Waldau Precinct is an area of approximately 20 hectares and includes:

  • The western part of Rieschiecks Reserve, including Schramm's Cottage Museum Complex, Riechiecks Pavilion, Victoria Street Pavilion, Waldau Lutheran Cemetery, Heimat House, and Kevin Heinze GROW.
  • The eastern part of Ruffey Lake Park including Ruffey Creek, orchard trees, old cart track, stone quarry, Victoria Street playground and picnic area, and the Waldau woodlands.

Our draft Waldau Precinct Masterplan aims to better integrate the area’s attractions.

There are a number of proposed improvements such as:

  • a new visitor centre next to the heritage listed Schramm’s Cottage Museum Complex to hold meetings, do research, store archives, set up displays and host tours
  • a new café at the popular Ruffey Lake Park playground on Victoria Street and upgraded play equipment
  • new signage showcasing Manningham’s cultural heritage
  • better pedestrian links and car parking access.

View our draft Waldau Precinct Masterplan.

Your feedback will help inform the Waldau Precinct Masterplan.

Consultation closes at 5.00pm on Monday 4 March.

Have your say

You can provide your feedback on the draft masterplan:


Subtitles are available in the Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Italian, Arabic and Persian (Farsi), by selecting your preferred language in the settings of this video. You can access settings once the video is playing in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

We are proposing some improvements to one of Manningham’s most loved recreational areas, the Waldau Precinct in the Doncaster area.

The Waldau Precinct is an area of approximately 20 hectares and includes:

  • The western part of Rieschiecks Reserve, including Schramm's Cottage Museum Complex, Riechiecks Pavilion, Victoria Street Pavilion, Waldau Lutheran Cemetery, Heimat House, and Kevin Heinze GROW.
  • The eastern part of Ruffey Lake Park including Ruffey Creek, orchard trees, old cart track, stone quarry, Victoria Street playground and picnic area, and the Waldau woodlands.

Our draft Waldau Precinct Masterplan aims to better integrate the area’s attractions.

There are a number of proposed improvements such as:

  • a new visitor centre next to the heritage listed Schramm’s Cottage Museum Complex to hold meetings, do research, store archives, set up displays and host tours
  • a new café at the popular Ruffey Lake Park playground on Victoria Street and upgraded play equipment
  • new signage showcasing Manningham’s cultural heritage
  • better pedestrian links and car parking access.

View our draft Waldau Precinct Masterplan.

Your feedback will help inform the Waldau Precinct Masterplan.

Consultation closes at 5.00pm on Monday 4 March.

Have your say

You can provide your feedback on the draft masterplan:


Subtitles are available in the Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Italian, Arabic and Persian (Farsi), by selecting your preferred language in the settings of this video. You can access settings once the video is playing in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.