This consultation is now completed.

We asked the community for ideas on the best ways to improve Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct) to meet current and future community needs.

Drop-in consultation session

The community was given the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback in-person at our drop-in consultation session in the marquee adjacent to the Emely Baker Building (Edinburgh Gardens) between 10am and 11.30am on Saturday 4 June 2016.

Concept plan

Feedback gathered during this process informed development of a concept plan, which will be brought back to the community for further comment and improvement.

Contact us

For further information about Council’s plans to improve Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct), contact our Open Space team on 9426 1427 or at


What should the space created by the demolition of International House and its carpark be used for?

<p></p><p>Groups currently meeting at International House have been offered the chance to transition to a more modern facility at the soon-to-be-completed <a href="">North Fitzroy Community Hub</a>. Due to the poor condition of the building, International House and its associated carpark will be demolished, which will free up space for new or expanded park features (e.g. additional green open space, new multi-use sports court, expanded skate facility, improved picnic/BBQ area, additional park furniture).</p>

How could the existing playground be improved?

<p></p><p>Council is exploring the best ways to upgrade the existing playground, which is approaching the end of its useful life (e.g. new shade structure, expanded play area, new play equipment, additional park furniture such as seating/picnic tables).</p><br>

Given the forthcoming vacancy at the Emely Baker Building, what should this venue be used for?

<p></p><p>The maternal and child health service currently operating from the Emely Baker Building will be relocated to the North Fitzroy Community Hub. As the Emely Baker Building is in good condition, Council is exploring potential new uses for this facility (e.g. community meeting rooms, performance space, educational facility).</p>

Share your thoughts on other aspects of Edinburgh Gardens (North Precinct).

<p></p><p>While Council has identified the areas around International House and the existing playground as key elements of our consultation, we invite you to comment on any aspect of Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct).</p>