A rare opportunity to create Collingwood's biggest park

Collingwood has the least amount of open space out of all Yarra's suburbs, with just three square metres of open space for every square kilometre of land. This means less places for people to enjoy fresh air and sunlight, and for children to play.

By expanding Cambridge Street Reserve, we will be able to offer you:

  • More space to gather, have picnics, play or just relax.
  • Opportunity to enjoy sunlight during cooler days, and shade on warmer days.
  • More options for play, through open lawn space as well as sculptural play structures.
  • Improved safety and visibility due to more open space.
  • Improved access, including from Peel Street and neighbouring apartments.

Find out more about why it's important to offer Collingwood more open space.

We know more open space is important to you

Last year, we spoke with the community over several rounds of consultation. We heard lots of great ideas, which we have used to create a draft design for the park.

The main things we heard:

  • You want us to think big with our ideas.
  • You'd like to have a park with a natural feel, with some lawn area, space to gather in groups, and trees and planting.
  • Most of you are on board with expanding the park into the road space, but a small number were concerned about the potential impacts to traffic flow and parking.

Find out more about what we heard, and see some ideas.

It's our chance offer you more open space

We have an opportunity to create more open space in Collingwood through the Victorian Government's Local Parks Program. They've given us funding to explore improvements at two locations in Yarra:

  • an extension of Cambridge Street Reserve
  • a new park in Otter Street, near the Smith Street intersection

Proposed design

Take a look at the proposed design. Click on each hotspot to find out more, and share your feedback in the form below.

During May and June 2021 we reached out to the community to collect feedback on this draft design. Thank you to everyone who contributed. This consultation is now closed.

Bird's eye view of proposed design for Cambridge Street Reserve