The Local Parks Program creates green spaces for local communities to relax, enjoy and play in. Pocket parks provide communities in dense, urban areas with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of green open space that they may otherwise miss out on.
The Local Parks Program will provide funding for:
- 25 new pocket parks
- 16 off-leash dog parks
- $10 million towards revitalisation of existing parks with facilities such as new and improved playgrounds, landscaping, picnic and toilet facilities.
New dog and pocket parks announced
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced 9 new dog parks and 15 pocket parks under Round 1 of the program with the planning for these parks already well underway. Park locations were selected to ensure they are easily accessible by public transport, road, or well-linked to bike and walking trails. These new projects seek to drive new investment and visitation in areas which are currently underutilised.
9 new dog parks
FUNDING ALLOCATION ($)
Cairnlea Dog Park, Cairnlea
Casey Fields Dog Park, Cranbourne East
Merrifield Dog Park, Mickleham
Roy Dore Dog Park, Carrum
Emerson Place Reserve Dog Park, Rowville
Thompson Reserve Dog Park, Maribyrnong
Eltham North Dog Park, Eltham North
Bulban Road Dog Park, Werribee
Thomas Oval Dog Park, South Yarra
15 new pocket parks
FUNDING ALLOCATION ($)
Kings Place Plaza Pocket Park, South Melbourne
Palais Theatre Forecourt Pocket Park, St Kilda
Bentleigh Plaza Pocket Park, Bentleigh
Horscroft Place Pocket Park, Moorabbin
Frith Street Pocket Park, Brunswick
Aileen Avenue Pocket Park, Caulfield South
Mount Alexander Road Triangle Pocket Park, Flemington
Glengala Pocket Park, Sunshine West
Waterdale Road Pocket Park, Ivanhoe
Oakover Pocket Park, Preston
Cambridge Street Pocket Park, Oakleigh
Mount Street Pocket Park, Prahran
Cambridge Street Pocket Park, Collingwood
Otter and Smith Streets Pocket Park, Collingwood
Birmingham Street Pocket Park, Yarraville
Pocket park and dog park round 2 funding is now closed
Applications for eligible councils to submit project nominations as part of the second round of funding under the Local Parks Program closed on Monday 10 August 2020.
DELWP is currently assessing the project nominations and an announcement for new dog and pocket parks to be funded under the second round of the program will be announced in early 2021.
For more information:
Parks Revitalisation Grants Program is now open
The $10 million Parks Revitalisation Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to create more than 6,500 hectares of parklands and trails across Melbourne. Good quality and well-maintained suburban parks are important for local communities. This program will give existing local parks new life to promote visitor numbers and to welcome a variety of different park users.
The program is now open to all councils in metropolitan Melbourne to upgrade and improve facilities and infrastructure in existing parks and reserves.
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020.
Page last updated: 13/08/20