Victory Square turf renovation works

  • Project typeTurf renovation works
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The City of Stonnington is renovating the dog off-leash area at Victory Square to create a more durable lawn area. To renovate the parkland we will remove depressions, improve drainage, reduce soil compaction and create a lawn area that will flourish all year round. 

We had previously advised the lawn area would be fully reconstructed, which would close the park for at least 16 weeks.  Further investigation determined a turf renovation could be used, rather than a full reconstruction, which will close the park for eight weeks – less than half the time needed under the original plan.    

The construction phase of the park renovation will take approximately two weeks, with an additional six weeks needed to allow the turf to put down roots and fully establish. During the six-week establishment period the site fencing will remain to protect the park from visitors and dogs and give the new turf time to establish.  

We recognise closing the lawn area at Victory Square for eight weeks will be inconvenient.  It is critical, however, that all pedestrians and dogs stay off the renovated lawn to give the new turf the best chance to thrive. 

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

Project overview

Location Victory Square, Armadale
Project type Turf renovation works
Scope of works

Eradicate weeds

Scrape top layer of turf

Level surface, remove depressions

Improve drainage

Decompact and aerate soil

Adjust sprinkler system as required

Reseed lawn area 

Construction timeline

20 June to end-August 2024

7am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)



Matthew Harrison
M: 0428 819 231

City of Stonnington

Project Manager
David McCarthy
M: 0427 246 313

Emergency (all hours)

P: 8290 1333

Latest news June 2024 - Project Update(PDF, 192KB)

Dog walkers

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Victory Square will be unavailable as a dog off-leash area for the duration of the works.  

There are off-leash parks nearby, including at Orrong Romanis Reserve on Orrong Road, Toorak and Armadale Reserve on Sutherland Road, Armadale. 

For more off-leash options visit

Park visitors

During the park renovation works, Victory Square will be closed. Access to the Victory Square playground and Toorak Park oval will be maintained at all times.


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