We're updating our Open Space Strategy and we want to hear from you!
The new Moonee Valley Open Space Strategy will guide Moonee Valley's open spaces for the next 10 years.
Moonee Valley's diverse open spaces range in character and the way they are used from conservation reserves along our waterways, large garden style parks and mixed use sporting reserves through to smaller open spaces and urban plazas.
Various challenges impact our open space such as population growth and density, climate change, the biodiversity crisis and competing demands for available open space. The draft Strategy includes ways to address these impacts to provide a healthy, vibrant and resilient open space network now and into the future.
In 2020 we consulted with the community on how they use open space, how often they visit and how far they travel to get there. The findings from this consultation can be viewed in the document library. In September 2023 the Moonee Valley Community Advisory Panel reported on how Council can achieve biodiversity in public open spaces. These recommendations are included in the document library. We have also provided a summary of the parks that have master plans – some of which are mainly complete, and others which are still underway.
A draft Open Space Strategy has now been prepared which includes a vision, strategic directions, objectives and prioritisation criteria. These will guide how we select and prioritise our investment in open space over the next 10 years. You can also view our Key Actions in the document library. These Key Actions are significant initiatives Council will take for the Strategy. They are not an exhaustive list, but provide examples of what kind of actions will be implemented once the final Strategy is endorsed by Council.