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Westgate Park Master Plan

View of Westgate Park

The development of the draft Westgate Park Master Plan is taking the time to pause and consider the delivery of the Fishermans Bend Draft Employment Precinct Plan. Awaiting the Fishermans Bend precinct plan community outcomes will ensure alignment across government departments and planning frameworks to drive consistency of outcomes and initiatives.

For more information about the Fishermans Bend precinct plan timelines and objectives please visit

The Westgate Park Master Plan will set a 20 to 30 year vision for Westgate Park to guide it through the next stage of its history.

Parks Victoria manages Westgate Park, a 38.1ha park located in the heart of industrial Melbourne. The site has undergone many transformations before emerging as one of Melbourne’s most visible parks. Westgate Park is a vibrant example of how a wasteland can become a flourishing ecological and recreational wetland environment. Westgate Park offers a range of recreational opportunities including picnicking, nature appreciation, bush walking, running, cycling and mountain bike riding all within close proximity to Melbourne’s CBD. Located along the eastern banks of the Yarra River under the Westgate Bridge, the park also offers views of the city skyline, Westgate Bridge and the Yarra River.

Demand for high-density living and an increase in the local residential population has dramatically increased pressure on remaining areas of open space within inner Melbourne. It is recognised that Westgate Park will be an important open space resource for Melbourne following the redevelopment of Fishermans Bend to a new suburb planned to cater for more than 80,000 residents and a further 40,000 workers.

Strategic Directions 2017

A Strategic Directions Statement has been prepared to provide an overview of the directions for Westgate Park.

Strategic Directions Statement (11mb, PDF)

Draft Concept Plan

A concept plan is used to progress the discussion about the future of the park. It helps to explore opportunities and possibilities for the use of open space.

Download the Draft concept plan (1.63mb PDF)

Feedback Received

Thank you to everyone who attended one of the drop-in consultations at the park or provided comment on the draft concept.

The attached Community Update provides a summary of what we heard.

Community update January 2017 (PDF, 670kb)

Vision and Guiding Principles

The feedback on the concept has enabled the project team to develop a vision and guiding principles for the plan.

Vision and guiding principles (PDF, 183kb)