The delivery of open space in Stonnington is guided by Council’s Strategies for Creating Open Space. This plan is the result of an extensive review and investigation of a wide range of strategic opportunities, including the undergrounding of existing car parks such as Cato Street car park.
The Cato Street site, which is already owned by Council, is unique for its size, location and suitability for use as public open space. The project was conceived as long as 10 years ago but was also identified in the Chapel Street Masterplan of 2013.
The project is part of the long-term improvements to the area outlined in the Chapel Vision Structure Plan 2007-2031 and the Chapel Street Master Plan.