Last chance for a say on Albert Park
Tuesday 9 January, 2018
Parks Victoria is encouraging the public to have a say on a draft master plan for Albert Park, with submissions closing on 19 January.
With Melbourne’s population forecast to reach 7 million by 2042, the plan will set a 25-year vision for Albert Park to ensure it continues to provide for the health and wellbeing of local residents, Melburnians and visitors.
The draft plan was released for comment last November, and is based on previous consultation with a broad range of local residents, park visitors, sports clubs and stakeholders.
Its key proposals include improved access for pedestrians and cyclists, upgraded facilities and amenities, enhanced availability of sports fields, and new visitor opportunities in under-utilised areas of the park.
Albert Park was officially opened in 1864 and today hosts many popular events and receives around 6 million visits each year.
To view the draft plan and complete the online survey, visit www.albertparkmasterplan.com.au. The online survey closes on Friday 19 January.
The final master plan is expected to be released in mid-2018.
Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria, Chief Operating Officer, Simon Talbot:
“This is one of Melbourne’s great urban parks, a much-loved open space that is visited by millions of people for leisure and recreation.”
“With the city continuing to grow, it’s important that a master plan is developed to guide Albert Park through the next 25 years.”
“While we’ve already heard from many residents, park users and stakeholders, we’re encouraging anyone with an interest in Albert Park to share their views.”
Media enquiriesJosh Maher
0448 373 986
Parks Victoria media centre