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Wangaratta Street Park Upgrade

Consultation has concluded

In November and December 2017, we sought community feedback on a plan to upgrade Wangaratta Street Park in Richmond.

The plan included ideas from previous community feedback such as:

  • Providing a grassy area
  • Providing some extra seating
  • Introducing some new paving and raised garden beds to reduce the amount of asphalt surface

Additionally, Council was approached by a group of people who have provided funding for the production of a life-sized bronze statue of local resident and entertainment icon Molly Meldrum. The statue is being offered as a gift to the people of Yarra.

After investigating a number of sites, we have selected Wangaratta Street Park as the best location for the statue. The park, located in Richmond and near The Corner Hotel, ties in with Molly’s close connections to the suburb and his contributions to the music industry.

The statue was included in the proposed design for the park.

View the proposed design and location of the statue.

Our open space team is reviewing the latest round of community feedback to finalise a design for the park.

If approved, construction is likely to begin in April 2018, and would take about 4 weeks.

Previous 2017 consultation

In early 2017, we asked the community to share their ideas for making Wangaratta Street Park a more enjoyable place to spend time.

We received about 100 responses and also held a workshop to develop a design concept in collaboration with the local community.

During the consultation, we heard that people support:

  • Grassy areas in the park
  • More comfortable seating
  • Expanding the size of the park.

Since then, Council has been investigating a number of design options, looking at budget, and impacts on parking and vehicle access.

During our investigations, we discovered some constraints with expanding the size of the park. Specifically, we learned that while Council is responsible for managing the park, the land itself is owned by VicTrack. Any plans to expand the park will require negotiation with VicTrack and could take some time to achieve.

The current design therefore proposes to improve seating, provide a grassed area and drinking fountain, but will maintain the existing size and shape of the park. The proposed improvements would have no impact on parking in the area. Some trees would be removed to enable a grassed area to grow.

In November and December 2017, we sought community feedback on a plan to upgrade Wangaratta Street Park in Richmond.

The plan included ideas from previous community feedback such as:

  • Providing a grassy area
  • Providing some extra seating
  • Introducing some new paving and raised garden beds to reduce the amount of asphalt surface

Additionally, Council was approached by a group of people who have provided funding for the production of a life-sized bronze statue of local resident and entertainment icon Molly Meldrum. The statue is being offered as a gift to the people of Yarra.

After investigating a number of sites, we have selected Wangaratta Street Park as the best location for the statue. The park, located in Richmond and near The Corner Hotel, ties in with Molly’s close connections to the suburb and his contributions to the music industry.

The statue was included in the proposed design for the park.

View the proposed design and location of the statue.

Our open space team is reviewing the latest round of community feedback to finalise a design for the park.

If approved, construction is likely to begin in April 2018, and would take about 4 weeks.

Previous 2017 consultation

In early 2017, we asked the community to share their ideas for making Wangaratta Street Park a more enjoyable place to spend time.

We received about 100 responses and also held a workshop to develop a design concept in collaboration with the local community.

During the consultation, we heard that people support:

  • Grassy areas in the park
  • More comfortable seating
  • Expanding the size of the park.

Since then, Council has been investigating a number of design options, looking at budget, and impacts on parking and vehicle access.

During our investigations, we discovered some constraints with expanding the size of the park. Specifically, we learned that while Council is responsible for managing the park, the land itself is owned by VicTrack. Any plans to expand the park will require negotiation with VicTrack and could take some time to achieve.

The current design therefore proposes to improve seating, provide a grassed area and drinking fountain, but will maintain the existing size and shape of the park. The proposed improvements would have no impact on parking in the area. Some trees would be removed to enable a grassed area to grow.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Wangaratta Street Park - survey

    Please complete this survey to provide your feedback on the proposed design to upgrade Wangaratta Street Park. 

    Please complete this survey to provide your feedback on the proposed design to upgrade Wangaratta Street Park. 

    Consultation has concluded