Footscray Park Western Lawn Upgrade

Western Lawn fenced off before works commence

The Western Lawn is a major asset in Council’s open space network, and in combination with the adjacent Eastern Lawn, Quarry Park, heritage gardens, Henry Turner South reserve and the Maribyrnong River Trail, the precinct provides for passive use, festival and event use, dog walking, junior and club sport, bike sports, physical recreation, active transport and cultural appreciation. 

The Western Lawn at Footscray Park will be cordoned off to the public  to facilitate an upgrade to improve the condition of the much-loved open space for community use now, and into the future.

Timing of the works

Crews will be onsite between the 7am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-3pm on Saturdays as needed for the duration of the physical works which are due to be completed by mid-2024, weather permitting.

How will the works will impact you?

You will still be able to use the Eastern Lawn and Maribyrnong River Trail, but the Western Lawn will be out of bounds probably until December. A barrier fence will be erected to separate the worksite from the public to keep the community safe.

There will be an increase in traffic movements, with excavators, graders and dump trucks, involved in the removal and replacement of soil and gravel on the 40,000 square metre site, travelling to the site. Machinery and work vehicles will access the site off Maribyrnong Boulevard.

The southern row of parking along Maribyrnong Boulevard will also be fenced until July to support construction activity. The remainder of the parking will remain available. Signage will also be erected to help visitors navigate around the works.


Ballarat Road, Footscray 3011, Footscray 3011  View Map

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