Public feedback on the draft plan closed on 9 July 2021.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback. All of the feedback received is being analysed and a summary of consultation findings is being prepared.

There is an exciting investment in natural parks in the north western Melbourne area with a new regional park in Deanside and a refresh of the existing Toolern Creek Regional Park.

The Victorian Government has provided $154 million to deliver the Suburban Parks Program, which includes 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks. In Deanside, there will be a new 215 hectare regional park - that's more than 100 AFL fields of open space! There will be a also be a 45 hectare conservation area beside the new park, providing 260 hectares in total of new green space.

One of the first steps when creating a new park is making a Park Plan. Before doing this, Parks Victoria wants to hear from the community about your vision and priorities for the new park.

As part of the Suburban Parks Program, Parks Victoria are also updating the Park Plan for the existing Toolern Creek Regional Park and want feedback from community about how the park is going, and what ideas they have for the future.

In May and June, you can provide input into the Parks Plans for both regional parks by:

  • Completing a survey below (there are two surveys, one for each park)
  • Attending an online information session (3 June) or community workshop (3 July). You can register in the key dates section on this page.

This is the first stage of engagement. There will be further engagement on the final Park Plan in 2022.

Feedback from stakeholders and community will help Parks Victoria create a Park Plan and set priorities for the park in the future. A summary of engagement results will be made publicly available once the consultation is completed.

New park - Kororoit Creek Regional Park

The Kororoit Creek Regional Park will be a completely new park.

This park is being created to provide benefits for the environment as well as the community. Parks Victoria's parks are managed differently to other parks in the city. There will be parts of the park that will be protected for animals and plants, and less structures built for recreation. For example, there will be no sports fields, as these are provided other nearby sports parks.

We encourage you to read the few slides below to learn about the constraints and opportunities for this exciting new park before completing the survey below.

Existing Park- Toolern Creek

A Masterplan for Toolern Creek Regional Park was created in 2009 (see below). Since then, some parts of the plan have been completed and some have not.

However, in that time the population around the park has grown substantially and the area has become more suburban. Refreshing the Park Plan for Toolern Creek Regional Park gives Parks Victoria the opportunity to have another discussion with the community about what they would like the park to be, what facilities they want and what are the priorities in the future.

To provide your feedback and ideas for the existing Toolern Creek Regional Park please read through the few slides below or the full Master Plan, and fill in the survey underneath it

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