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Commonwealth Reserve

Nelson Place, Williamstown


The Commonwealth Reserve features a Visitor Information Centre
, cafés, bars and restaurants, playground
, established trees
, craft market (3rd Sunday of every month
), seating, rotunda, 
drinking taps, rubbish bins
 and toilets.

Commonwealth Reserve is located in the heart of historic Williamstown, on the foreshore adjacent to Gem Pier. The Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre is located in Commonwealth Reserve. The park provides great views across a row of yacht masts to the City of Melbourne. It’s a great place to begin exploring Williamstown’s Maritime Heritage.

The park was originally a mudflat adjacent to the Bay, before being reclaimed. The planting style consists of formal avenues of elms.

A number of heritage items are located in the reserve including the Tide Gauge House (formerly at Point Gellibrand) and the Wilkinson Drinking Fountain.

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