Welcome to Love Outdoors

Throughout this project, you will see a number of outdoor activations come to life on our streets. From artists markets to parklets, through to graffiti removal and murals, Love Outdoors is ready to welcome in 2022.

Thanks to state government-led $40 million COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund 2021, Victorian councils can support businesses to operate in outdoor settings in a COVIDSafe manner.

The projects

Check out what we're up to below, and keep an eye on this page for future projects. You can also click the Follow button in the header to stay up to date with what's going on.
  • Coburg Courtyard

    Coburg Courtyard is our newest outdoor recreational space that encourages play and enjoyment.

    The area alongside Schoolhouse Studios in the old Coles Carpark in Coburg has been brightened with a colourful ground and wall mural by local artist Tom Civil. There are places to sit, planter boxes and dedicated areas to joyfully utilise the space.

  • Victoria University - playwork sessions

    V-You Play is presented by Victoria University and supported by the Children’s Services Unit.

    These pop up playwork sessions are an opportunity for kids and their families to experiment, create and explore.

    Where: Coburg Courtyard, 28 Victoria St, Coburg

    When: Sessions run every Tues, Wed Fri and Sat
    12 April – 21 May,10am – 1pm.

    Image credit: Madeline Bishop

  • So you think you can paint

    A free arts program is coming to Coburg Courtyard in May! "Art is for Everybody" is for children and young people to explore their creativity, identity and self-expression.

    Run by @soyouthinkyoucanpaintmelb this program was created to make visual arts accessible to children from all backgrounds. This program will run alongside the Victoria University Play sessions.

    Where: Coburg Courtyard, 28 Victoria St, Coburg
    When: Saturday, 21 May - 10am to 1pm

    Photo credit: Jacinta Keefe

  • Bandwagon

    If you head to Pascoe Vale Road in Glenroy on 21 May from 2.30pm you will be able to listen to an amazing trio of musicians performing from The Bandwagon, a small truck set up as a stage. Come along, do some shopping or visit your favourite Glenroy café, and enjoy the music!

    Where: 824 Pascoe Vale Rd, Glenroy
    When: Saturday, 21 May - 2.30pm-4pm

  • RenuWall Mural Program

    This program beautifies our public spaces, engages our community and addresses graffiti hotspots in Moreland.

    Mural locations + artists:

    Co-Op Lane, Fawkner – Michael Fikaris

    Nicholson St/Brunswick Rd – Abbey Rich

    Wheatsheaf Rd - Lucy Lucy

    Featured mural by Lucy Lucy

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23 May, 2022

ChrisB says:

“Make everybody love outdoors more by reducing the speed limit to 30km/h on all roads but the arterial roads. ”

10 April, 2022

Sarah says:

“100% agree with fellow my Sarah! There is a real absence of council based activities and programs for kids and families further north! ”

4 April, 2022

Barbara says:

“What are you doing for seniors?”

3 April, 2022

Sarah says:

“Perhaps something in moreland's forgotten north? Something family oriented in oak park, Glenroy, hadfield or fawkner.... we exist too.”

25 March, 2022

Jen says:

“Murals are great, more needed. Graffiti removal vouchers not working. Need proper removal program like City of Melbourne as well”

3 March, 2022

Lynne Pryor says:

“Love Outdoors offers fantastic ideas. A suggestion: Council returns the street litter bins that they've removed over the years. Seriously. ”

17 February, 2022

Mjy says:

“Big problem with ugly graffiti and waste in streets, delighted to know about the art activations, clean up and awesome events coming up! ”

7 February, 2022

Sydney Road says:

“RenuWall murals are great, but Bruns/Coburg has a huge problem with Tagging. We need a collaborative approach to try and stop this damage”

2 February, 2022

a thinker. says:

“Brunswick with its 52km of cobbled laneways, could be used better. I’ve heard of bicycle races that incorporate the laneways in northcote?”

2 February, 2022

a thinker. says:

“how about Brunswick council take street art public art as seriously as it does it’s music.”

2 February, 2022

a thinker. says:

“if you are not a designer please say I don’t know enough about it to comment. it’s not complicated. I don’t tell you how to manage your $.”

2 February, 2022

a thinker. says:

“whoever thought of the poster initiative that lead to posters everywhere, posters covering graffiti walls? do ppl think of the consequences”