A STRETCH of Havlin Street East could permanently close if councillors adopt a $2 million master plan for Flora Hill's Wolstencroft Reserve.
The option has strong public support, City of Greater Bendigo officers have told councillors ahead of next week's council meeting.
Some argued during consultations for traffic calming options, mostly over feared a closure would make other streets busier.
But 114 of the 185 submissions supported the closure to naturalise the creek and make the area safer for reserve users.
Councillors will also decide whether they will accept a master plan for the site, which would see it transformed with a space for neighbours to gather, with a play space, picnic area and pump track for bikes.
Officers have estimated it will cost $2 million to build everything on the master plan and $20,000 a year to maintain.
That does not include a toilet block and barbecue facilities that members of the public said were needed during consultations.
"To develop a basic toilet facility would be in the vicinity of $100,000," council officers said.
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Eight members of the public had asked for a basketball and netball court but officers said one was already proposed 750 metres away at Ewing Park.
The council has already put aside $40,000 to start work on the master plan and officers will look for more in the 2020/21 budget for earthworks to create an observation point, paths, the adventure play space, seating and planting.
Officers expect remediation works on the former landfill site to begin within the next six months.
Here's what else is up for discussion next Wednesday: