Open Space Strategy: Planning for future growth
The Open Space Strategy provides the framework and strategic direction for open space planning in the municipality until 2027.
Open space includes public parks, gardens, reserves, waterways, publicly owned forecourts and squares.
The quality and amount of open space in Melbourne contributes greatly to the city’s liveability. It benefits the community through increasing:
- social connectedness
- mental and physical health and wellbeing
- urban heat mitigation
- cultural heritage and character
- events and arts.
Fit-for-purpose water is important for maintaining the quality of our public open spaces.