Open Spaces Strategy

Our Open Spaces Strategy(PDF, 10MB) is a long-term, 20-year plan to deliver an increase in public open space across the city. At present, Stonnington has the second lowest amount of public open space per person in any Victorian council.

The strategy identifies a range of options to increase public open space - relocating car parks underground and creating open space above, promoting and encouraging green roofs and walls, extending existing green spaces and exploring opportunities to develop new open spaces.

Supporting the strategy objectives, a February 2015 survey revealed 91 per cent of respondents believe it is important for Council to create open space now, and for future generations.

About the Open Spaces Strategy

  • Creating open space is about the health and well-being of everyone who works, lives or plays in Stonnington.
  • Council is not compulsorily acquiring properties. It is 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.