Now more than ever, Melburnians value having access to open space.

These spaces are at the heart of our city, and provide social, health and wellbeing, environmental and economic benefits for the whole community. They also help cool our city, build resilience to climate change, and create and maintain healthy biodiversity across our urban landscape.

The new Open Space for Everyone strategy will guide all levels of government in the planning, management and delivery of a quality open space network over the next 30 years. It will achieve this by fostering a coordinated approach by state and local governments, Traditional Owner groups, communities, researchers and businesses.

The Victorian Government is investing $315 million as part of the Suburban Parks Program to create and improve open spaces across the city. We are identifying additional opportunities for a more connected, immersive and shared open space network across Melbourne, where our waterways, trails and cool, green streets meet local pocket parks, urban parks and bushland.

Melbourne Metropolitan open space strategic framework

Melbourne Metropolitan open space strategic framework graphic

Open Spaces for everyone

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Contact the Open Space for Everyone team for more information.

Page last updated: 21/06/23