Due to the snap lockdown announced by the Victorian Government, we've sadly had to cancel the planned consultation event on Otter Street, Collingwood for Saturday 7 August 2021. We're offering the opportunity to book a time to speak with the project team about your feedback. Just call us on 9205 5555 to make a time.
A new park for Collingwood
We’ve got an opportunity to create a brand new park on Otter Street, Collingwood for everyone to enjoy.
Did you know 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? We're changing this!
The Victorian Government's Local Parks Program has provided us with funding to create two new parks:
- this project on Otter Street, near the corner of Smith Street
- an extension of Cambridge Street Reserve.
Our plans for Otter Street
Last year we asked for your ideas for Otter Street. Your feedback has informed a design that includes:
- more space to gather and relax
- places to enjoy the sun on cooler days, and shade on warmer days
- more trees and grassy areas
- a bold, geometric artwork by acclaimed Australian artist and Kamilaroi man Reko Rennie.
Take a look at the design and tell us what you think by scrolling down.
You can also view a detailed version of the design.
Traffic and parking
Delivering this exciting new park will involve closing a section of Otter Street at Smith Street. It will also involve the removal of six parking bays on Otter Street, but four new bays will be gained on Smith Street. Overall there will be a net loss of two bays.
About the artwork
Reko Rennie's artwork will be incorporated into the park's landscape design to remind everyone about the area’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity. The text ‘always was, always will be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this land for over 65,000 years. You can see the proposed artwork in the concept design.
Have your say on the design
Take a look and let us know your thoughts by completing the feedback form below. We'll use your feedback to refine and finalise the park design. Given we can't chat with you in person at the moment, we've extended the consultation period to make sure everyone can have their say. Consultation now ends at 5pm on Wednesday 25 August 2021.