Draft Monash Open Space Strategy

Comments sought until 27 October 2017

Holmesglen Reserve, Ashwood

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.

For more information, please see the report which Council considered at its 25 July 2017 meeting:
Report to Council meeting on Draft Monash Open Space Strategy (PDF, 209KB)

Council is seeking now community feedback on the draft Monash Open Space Strategy (until Friday 27 October 2017):

Strategy Principles

 The principles that underpin this plan:

  • Equitable access to open space for all residents regardless of where they live, their age, gender, income, ethnicity, education or ability
  • Diversity of opportunities and experiences to ensure all residents can use and benefit from open space
  • Quality (fit for purpose) – ensuring that the function of an open space meets the requirements and agreed core service levels for that function
  • Sustainability – in design, development and management of open space
  • Dependency – some people, activities and assets are dependent on the inherent natural qualities of open space reserves. And as a priority, open space should support activities and users who are more dependent upon it
  • Environmental protection enhancement and appreciation including the protection of canopy trees, habitat, flora and fauna and waterways

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)

Information sessions

Community members are invited to attend any of the drop-in information sessions that will be held in various venues throughout the City of Monash in October.

You do not have to RSVP and you can drop in any time.

  • Monash Civic Centre (293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley)
    Monday 2 October, 2-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Mount Waverley Youth Centre (45 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley)
    Wednesday 4 October, 2.30-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Monash Gallery of Art (860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill)
    Monday 9 October, 2-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Clayton Community Centre (9-15 Cooke St Clayton)
    Wednesday 11 October, 6-8pm
  • Oakleigh Seminar and Training Centre (1a Atherton Road, Oakleigh)
    Monday 16 October, 2-4pm and 6-8pm

Further information, hard copies

Hard copies of the Draft Monash Open Space Strategy and other associated background information can be viewed from Friday 15 September 2017 at:

  • Monash Civic Centre
    293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
    Open 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
  • Oakleigh Service Centre
    3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh
    Open 8.45am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
  • All municipal libraries in Monash

Have your say

Council welcomes your feedback on the Draft Monash Open Space Strategy until Friday 27 October 2017.

You can have your say by :

  • Making comments on the Interactive Map
    (what you like about the existing open space and what could be improved)

    Interactive map - Draft Monash Open Space Strategy


  • Completing the survey

    Hard copies of the survey can also be provided upon request (call 9518 3555).
    Once completed, the survey can be returned to the Monash Civic Centre at 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150

  • Writing to us at mail@monash.vic.gov.au or PO Box 1, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Contact us

If you would like to discuss the Draft Monash Open Space Strategy or make a time to meet in person, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 9518 3555.

You can also add your details to the interested persons register via email, mail or at one of the drop-in information sessions to be kept informed on the future stages of the project.


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