Victorians love Albert Park, with over 6 million visits made each year. Since 1876, the park has provided for a range of amateur sports and for casual get-togethers. Many generations have enjoyed a walk around the lake or a barbecue in one of the many picnic areas. The park hosts the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, and community events like the RSPCA Million Paws Walk.

A master plan is being developed to set a 25 year vision for the park and guide it through the next stage of its history. The first phase of engagement held in 2014 identified what stakeholders and community thought was most important, and what visitors considered were the key issues that need to be addressed. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the process to date. The comments received inspired a vision, and has helped identify six future directions, grouped under four themes, which will support the delivery of community’s aspirations.

Following the first stage of engagement, a number of key developments arose, which required the master planning process to be refined to accommodate them. These key developments include the Junction Oval redevelopment; the new South Melbourne Park Primary School and subsequent relocation of the Parks Victoria office and depot; the new (proposed) Domain railway station and the extension of the Formula One Grand Prix to 2023.

View the history of Albert Park or see the outcomes of the first stage of engagement.

Stage 2: Report on consultation of draft Concept Framework

A report on the findings of consultation on the Concept Framework (Stage 2) is now available. Thank you to everyone who completed the on-line survey, attended a workshop, or dropped by the consultation tent beside the lake. The report brings together the contributions of over 500 community members and stakeholders.

Key feedback received during consultation included support for :

  • planting more trees for shade, shelter and habitat
  • a better balance of habitat, sports and open parklands
  • a greater focus on the lake, including a meandering boardwalk through wetland planting
  • better connections into the park, especially from Queens Road and St Kilda Road
  • more information about Aboriginal cultures and European heritage
  • safer conditions for pedestrians and cyclists

To view the full report, download:

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Report PDF

and the supporting information:

Appendices: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Report PDF

Next Steps

The draft master plan is being developed using the information gained in consultation in stages 1 and 2, along with a range of technical inputs.

A draft plan will be available for community review later in 2017 for six weeks.

If you would like to be kept informed of consultation opportunities, you can provide your contact details here

For further information: call 13 1963

Project Timeline

  • 0

    Project inception

  • 1

    Background review and functional analysis plans

  • 2

    Phase 1: Stakeholder engagement issues identification

  • 3

    Prepare assessment of significance

  • 4

    Draft vision and concept framework preparation

  • 5

    Phase 2: Stakeholder engagement and review/ comment on concept framework

    (31 Oct- 5 Dec 2016)

  • 6

    Draft master plan preparation

  • 7

    Phase 3: Stakeholder and community engagement review/ comment of draft master plan

    Late 2017

  • 8

    Review feedback, amend and complete final master plan