Access to public open space is more important than ever. Moreland City Council is working hard to preserve and enhance existing open space, while also creating new parks in areas that need it.

In 2017, Moreland City Council endorsed the ambitious Park Close to Home framework, a strategic plan to fill open space gaps by creating new parks across Moreland.

This framework has seen the acquisition of land to create new parks in 6 locations across Moreland, one being at 14 Frith Street Brunswick.

Project update: Required changes to concept plan

A concept plan for the new park at Frith Street was prepared in 2021, informed by community consultation. The concept plan was endorsed by Moreland Council at a meeting held on 9 June 2021.

Thank you to everyone that helped us develop the concept plan for the new Frith Street park.

Since the concept plan for this park was initially shared with the community in 2021, some changes have been made to the original design. The changes are due to new State Government planning requirements and budget constraints. We have worked hard to ensure design changes do not compromise the full functionality of the park and benefit to the community. The new A Park Close to Home at Frith Street is expected to provide a valuable green space in the heart of Brunswick for all local communities to enjoy.

Removal of water play element

While the original concept plan for the park contained a water play element, this has unfortunately had to be removed from the design plan due to State Government planning restrictions. The State Government introduced new legislation in 2021 that has made it unviable for Council to continue with this element due to significant cost and time implications.

Other minor changes

There have also been other minor changes made to the park design to ensure the project can be delivered on budget. Changes include minor modification to some park materials, a reduction in the number of toilets at the site from two to one and a minor reduction in the number of bench seats provided. These changes are minor and in keeping with the original concept plan for the park. This original concept plan is shown below.

Next Steps

The new park is still on track for delivery in 2023. We are working through these design changes with our construction partner and will share updated design plans in the period ahead. We will also share other information about the new park as we progress through the next stage of the project. Please keep an eye out on this web page for further updates.

Original Concept Plan endorsed by Council in 2021

Original Concept Plan endorsed by Council in 2021

This was the original concept plan for the new park at 14 Frith Street Brunswick. We are working with our construction partner to make changes to the park design in response to new State Government planning requirements as well as budget constraints.

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Illustrations of the future park at Frith Street, Brunswick

Sketch drawings below are artist impressions and for illustrative purposes only.