More open space for the Cremorne community

We know Cremorne has very little open space for people to relax, eat, and catch up in.

We have an opportunity to create two larger, more functional pocket parks:

  • Expanding and upgrading Stephenson Street Reserve: Creating a space for people to relax, have lunch, catch up with friends and relax.
  • Expanding and upgrading the small pocket park on the corner of Gwynne Street and Stephenson Street: A space for people to pause and relax.

Both parks will also make it easier and safer for pedestrians of all abilities to travel around Cremorne.

A rare opportunity for more open space

In 2019, we spoke to the community about opportunities for Cremorne to make it a great place to live, work and visit as well as thrive as an innovative and creative enterprise precinct.

We heard the community wants more open space to cater for the needs of the growing community, but accepts that space is limited. The community told us they support small and creative improvements to the public realm and open space.

This feedback all contributed to the Cremorne Place Implementation Plan: a partnership between Yarra, the Victorian Planning Authority and state government agencies.

These are your parks

Take a look at the proposed concept plans, and let us know what's important to you.

You have the opportunity to have your say on one or both parks, in our survey, or in person.

You can also email us at info@yarracity.vic.gov.au or call us on 9205 5555.

Visit us for a chat and a free coffee

We'll be on site at each pocket park to show you how the expanded spaces could look, hear what you think and answer your questions. We'll also be providing vouchers for free coffee from a local cafe!

  • Stephenson Street Reserve: Thursday 29 April 2021, 10am – 1pm
  • Corner Gwynne Street and Stephenson Street: Friday 30 April 2021, 10am – 1pm
  • Stephenson Street Reserve: Saturday 1 May 2021, 11am – 1pm

Have your say by 9 May 2021

Upgrading the pocket parks

Swipe to see a photo of how Stephenson Street Reserve and the Gwynne Street pocket park currently look, and an artist's impression of the proposed designs.

Please note that this is just to give you an idea - the final design will incorporate community feedback, and may look different.

Stephenson Street Reserve

Before: Photo of small urban pocket park overgrown with shrubs After: Artist's impression of larger urban pocket park with seating and more space

Gwynne Street pocket park

Before: Photo of small urban pocket park overgrown with shrubs After: Artist's impression of larger urban pocket park with seating and more space