Suburban parkland is important to Melburnians. So, we’re developing new parks and trails and improving existing ones right across Melbourne.

Small park in suburban area with raised garden bed, small grass area and bench seat

Suburban parks give

  • native plants and animals a home
  • support healthy rivers and creeks
  • and help us combat climate change.

They’re places where we connect with nature and each other. They’re a place for picnics, playing, running and fun. Spending time in nature is also good for our mental health and wellbeing.

Because they’re so important, we're investing $154 million in the 2019/20 state budget to suburban parks, which will make Melbourne the parks capital of Australia.

More than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails will be created across greater Melbourne. Growing suburbs like Clyde, Wyndham and Sunbury and established suburbs like Mill Park, Dingley and Surrey Hills will get open space equivalent to at least 180 Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Suburban Parks program will boost tourism and park visitation, jobs and investment across the state.

The Suburban Parks Project team is now working across state government, councils, Traditional Owners and the broader community to commence delivery of this exciting program.

More information about each project will be available soon. In the meantime, you can contact the Suburban Parks project team for further information.

This web page will be regularly updated with new information about the progress of this exciting program.

Page last updated: 12/12/19