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: Concept Framework

Your feedback in Stage 1 allowed us to identify 4 key themes, and 6 Future Directions, which will guide the master planning process. In this phase of engagement, we would love to hear your thoughts about 10 “Big Ideas” for the park that illustrate how the future directions can be achieved.

The vision, themes and future directions form the Concept Framework. This stage does not include a spatial layout plan. The feedback in this stage will shape a layout plan for the next stage, the draft master plan (consultation scheduled for April 2017).

Vision- "Albert Park-Open space for Melbourne's growing future"

Three Ways to Have your Say


Take the online survey

Drop-by consultation by the lake path

Drop by to the consultation display that will be set up by the lake path and discuss your thoughts with a member of the planning team. Drop-by sessions listed on the right.

No RSVP is necessary, just drop by anytime.


Facilitated workshops will allow a more in-depth exploration and discussion of the proposed ideas to improve the park. To ensure all voices can be heard, workshops numbers will be managed. To RSVP for the workshop, register for the event.

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

    April 2017

  • 8

    Review feedback, amend and complete final master plan

    Late 2017

Drop-in Sessions

Sunday 6 November 2016 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Drop-by Session 1

Coot Picnic (opposite MSAC)

Thursday 17 November 2016 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Drop-by Session 2

Ross Gregory Drive (Queens Road end)

Saturday 19 November 2016 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Drop-by Session 3

Coote Picnic area (opposite MSAC)


Register for the Workshops

If you are experiencing any issues with registering on a desktop computer, could you please either register via smartphone, or alternatively email us at where we will register you on your behalf.