About our strategy

Council has prepared a 20 year plan to address the important community issue of creating open space in Stonnington, which has the second lowest amount of public open space per capita of all Victorian councils.

A survey, conducted in February 2015 by the City of Stonnington, reveals that 91% of respondents believe it is important for Council to create open space now, and for future generations. Read the survey results.

This is a long-term strategy for the whole community...

  • Creating open space is about the health and wellbeing of everyone who works, plays or lives in Stonnington.
  • Council is not compulsorily acquiring properties, rather, looking to identify and reserve land for future public open space should that land become available at some future time.
  • Council is carefully and strategically pursuing open space opportunities by identifying options based on partnerships, negotiations and agreements.

Read Stonnington's Open Space Strategy.(PDF, 10MB)

For more information about how we're increasing open space across Stonnington, visit our Planning Scheme Amendments page.