Parks partnership – update on new open spaces
Published on 13 October 2021
Council continues to create beautiful spaces across the City of Maribyrnong in partnership with the State Government with the community now able to enjoy or look forward to three park improvement and development projects funded during 2020.
Thompson Reserve dog park, Maribyrnong
Bring your pooch down to the Thomson Reserve, Maribyrnong dog park to enjoy the park’s make over which includes a new shelter with seating, dog agility equipment, rubbish bin, dog bag dispenser, garden beds and tree planting in addition to bike racks. The improvements were delivered with a $250,000 State Government grant and $5,000 from Council.
Birmingham Street Pocket Park, Yarraville
Concept plans for the Birmingham Street Pocket Park were finalised earlier this year following consultation in February. Construction is expected to begin in a few months to transform the end of Birmingham Street into a green oasis with seating, shared pathways and will become a lovely place to relax. The project is being delivered with a $1,037,657 State Government grant and $53,259 from Council.
Warde and Whitehall Streets, Footscray
Plans to create a pocket park in the Joseph’s Road Precinct, on the corner of Warde and Whitehall Streets, Footscray were developed with the community in 2017. Following an environmental assessment, tendering process and detailed design, construction will start in 2022. This site will be transformed into areas of open lawn with large canopy trees, garden beds, paved areas and street furniture - including seating, bins and bike hoops - as well as opportunity for informal play. The project is being delivered with a $1,300,000 State Government grant and $1,027,500 from Council.