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Canadian Regional Park planning

A major new Regional Park in Ballarat – let’s plan it together

Canadian Regional Park is a large new Regional Park in Ballarat, which is being planned and shaped in collaboration with the community, local organisations, local agencies and Parks Victoria, the new land manager.

Where is Canadian Regional Park?

The 641-hectare park is situated to the east of Ballarat and is accessible from Fussell Street or via Main Road in Mt Clear.

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Download a park map (PDF) 

Help us to understand the park

Parks Victoria invites you to share your knowledge about the park so that we can better understand the park and what makes it unique – this will inform the new park plan being developed during 2017.

We are currently at Phase 1 of the park planning process – understanding the park. We want to learn as much as we can about the park, its cultural and natural values and what makes it a unique place to visit. There will be lots of opportunities for the community to get involved along the way, so we invite you to register your interest by emailing us at: canadianmailbox@parks.vic.gov.au

The park vision

Canadian Regional Park will offer the Ballarat community and visitors a great natural outdoor environment for walking, jogging, cycling, nature study, playing and even stargazing.

It has the potential to contribute to the social, physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all community members. The park will also help to conserve many different native plants and animals.

A new name for a new park

The park is within the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung Aboriginal people. Recent community consultation for a new park name indicated strong support for the name, Woowookarung, meaning ‘Place of Plenty’. Watch this space for an update on the naming of the park.

The park planning timeline

In 2017, Parks Victoria will be asking interested individuals, community groups, sporting groups and organisations to share their ideas for the design, layout and potential uses of the park.

The phases of the park planning journey are:

project-timeline 

Further information

To find out more and join the conversation about the Canadian Regional Park project, email us at canadianmailbox@parks.vic.gov.au to register for updates and receive notifications about community events, workshops and activities.