A new park for Abbotsford - Mollison Street (corner of Charles Street)


Council aims to support the health and wellbeing of the Abbotsford community by providing a park in an area traditionally lacking in open space.

Following three stages of public consultation between March 2015 and September 2016, work will soon commence on the statutory process to permanently close part of Mollison Street, west of Charles Street and construct a new parklet.

For project updates read below or contact the Open Space team on 03) 9205 5768 or email OpenSpace@yarracity.vic.gov.au



Council aims to support the health and wellbeing of the Abbotsford community by providing a park in an area traditionally lacking in open space.

Following three stages of public consultation between March 2015 and September 2016, work will soon commence on the statutory process to permanently close part of Mollison Street, west of Charles Street and construct a new parklet.

For project updates read below or contact the Open Space team on 03) 9205 5768 or email OpenSpace@yarracity.vic.gov.au


  • Project Update - road discontinuance

    about 2 months ago

    A road discontinuance process will commence in May/June 2017. This is a statutory process that can take several months to complete. It includes engagement with relevant service authorities and publicly advertising the proposal.

    Once this process is finalised, and Council has heard any submissions, we will then be in a position to publicly tender the construction works.

    We appreciate your patience and will continue to keep you updated.

    A road discontinuance process will commence in May/June 2017. This is a statutory process that can take several months to complete. It includes engagement with relevant service authorities and publicly advertising the proposal.

    Once this process is finalised, and Council has heard any submissions, we will then be in a position to publicly tender the construction works.

    We appreciate your patience and will continue to keep you updated.

  • A New Park for Mollison Street

    about 2 months ago

    Many local residents participated in three rounds of consultation (which included community workshops, online feedback and a trial park at the site). Council received a a range of valuable suggestions which led to improvements to the layout and key features of the park. We would like to thank our community for taking the time to participate in this process.

    Council endorsed the final concept plan at its Ordinary Council Meeting of Tuesday 6 August 2016.

    Work will now commence on a detailed design and Council will soon commence the statutory process to permanently close part of Mollison Street, west of Charles Street.


    Many local residents participated in three rounds of consultation (which included community workshops, online feedback and a trial park at the site). Council received a a range of valuable suggestions which led to improvements to the layout and key features of the park. We would like to thank our community for taking the time to participate in this process.

    Council endorsed the final concept plan at its Ordinary Council Meeting of Tuesday 6 August 2016.

    Work will now commence on a detailed design and Council will soon commence the statutory process to permanently close part of Mollison Street, west of Charles Street.