The future open space at 260 Sydney Rd

Moreland’s “Park Close to Home” plan is about improving access to open space across Moreland. The aim of the plan is to ensure the Moreland community live within 500 metres walking distance to a park or open space, and within 300 metres for those living in our busiest areas.

As part of this plan, we have purchased the property at 260 Sydney Rd in the heart of Brunswick (opposite the Brunswick Town hall, facing Sydney Road) to turn it into a public open space.

We want to collaborate closely with the community while we design this open space, to ensure 260 Sydney Road is well-suited to the people who will use it. We’ll consult the community at different stages of the project and give the community a chance to share their ideas on the design, features and name of the park. Consultation will open again around August or September this year. Dates are still being finalised so hit the "+Follow" button in the heading bar of this page to get updates.

What the community has said so far

In our first round of submissions we received 60 comments about what people want to see on the site including:

The temporary park and the twosixty program

It’s going to take about two years to prepare the land, design, plan and install a permanent park. We know 2 years can feel like a long time to wait so in the meantime we've created a temporary “pop-up” park you are welcome to spend time in.

While the temporary park is open we will host a program of public events to activate and test the space.

Anyone can host an event on the site, as long as it fits within the program guidelines. Visit www.twosixty.com.au for more information and to submit an expression of interest.

The space will allow us to test options for the permanent park and ask the community about what works, what doesn’t and what you want from your open spaces.