As Monash’s population continues to grow, it is important residents have access to quality public open space for them to enjoy.
The draft Monash Open Space Strategy has been prepared in response to the community’s desire for more open space. It will be used to guide Council in providing open space now and in the future. The draft Strategy looks at what the future needs of the community might be over the next 10 years and how to plan for them.
Consultation on the draft strategy was undertaken during September and October of 2017 (comments on the Interactive map, survey and email submissions). A summary of the consultation that was undertaken, the responses received and the officer response was reported to Council at its 27 February 2018 meeting.
For more information, please read:
1.1 Draft Monash Open Space Strategy Consultation Summary (pdf, 208KB)
Attachment 1 - Submission Responses (pdf, 633KB)
Attachment 2 - Map (pdf, 312KB)
Council is now working to finalise the strategy to respond to the consultation responses and to prepare a final strategy for adoption.
A key aspect of the preparation of the adopted strategy will finalise the implementation plan and will include:
- Reviewing the funding mechanisms for new public open space and capacity improvements to existing public open space.
- An investigation of the options for Developer Contributions.
- The development of an assessment program to assist in the implementation of the open space strategy and prioritising improvements to the open space network
If you would like to discuss the Draft Monash Open Space Strategy, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 9518 3555.
Council sought community feedback (comments on the Interactive map, survey and email submissions) on the draft Monash Open Space Strategy until Friday 27 October 2017. Community members were invited to attend drop-in information sessions held in various venues throughout the City of Monash in October 2017.
For more background information, please see the report which Council considered at its 25 July 2017 meeting:
Report to Council meeting on Draft Monash Open Space Strategy - content and recommendations (pdf, 209KB)
Draft Monash Open Space Strategy
Executive summary (pdf, 171KB)
Introduction (pdf, 543KB)
Convenient and functional open space to serve the growing population (pdf, 628KB)
Open space to suit increasing density (pdf, 274KB)
Trail circuits to move through open space and connect with nature (pdf, 254KB)
Managing spaces for sustainable sport (pdf, 155KB)
Involving community and encouraging more people to benefit from open space (pdf, 360KB)
Gaps in distribution and opportunities- by precinct (pdf, 23MB)
Funding the implementation of this strategy (pdf, 162KB)
Summary of recommended actions (pdf, 134KB)
Appendices (pdf, 159KB)
Interactive Map - comments