Overview

Parks Victoria is seeking input into the development of a precinct plan which will provide direction for Braeside Park. The plan will guide how the park is used and its assets protected, including community and visitor access and facilities and conservation of the park’s environmental and cultural values.

Parks Victoria is currently gathering ideas about future possibilities for Braeside Park, recognising the park’s importance to a growing number of visitors each year. This feedback will help inform a precinct plan that better caters for current demand and prepares the park for future opportunities.

Parks Victoria is interested in your thoughts. You can contribute by:

Already we’ve heard from people with special interests in Braeside Park, including volunteers, the City of Kingston and specialist teams within Parks Victoria. This survey intends to seek specific feedback on ideas raised by these groups and gain a broader understanding of how the community currently uses Braeside Park.

Your responses are anonymous and will be compiled into a consultation report which will be made available to the public. A draft precinct plan will be available for comment before a final plan is published.

Background

Braeside Park is a green-space oasis within Melbourne’s southeast suburbs offering a diverse range of recreational opportunities. The park has significant environmental and cultural heritage, and is home to a diverse range of plants, birds and reptiles.

Parks Victoria’s strategy, Shaping Our Future, recognises the importance of conserving parks while providing opportunities for all people to enjoy Victoria’s special places.

Braeside Park’s primary goal is to provide ‘diverse recreational and educational experiences for the metropolitan community, which are compatible with protection and enhancement of the park’s ecological and cultural resources’.

Braeside Park received 461,000 visits during 2017. This is a 54% increase in visitor numbers since 2000. This is likely to increase to 600,000 by 2031 if it aligns with the predicted 30% increase in Melbourne’s population.

The City of Kingston, within which Braeside Park is situated, is a diverse community with residents from over 150 countries of origin speaking 120 languages and following over 28 faiths. Around 20% percent of the population have a disability, and Kingston’s older residents make up the fastest growing population group in the municipality. There are over 40 multicultural senior groups in the municipality.

The Mordialloc Bypass will run along the western edge of the park. A popular track that runs from the adjacent industrial estate into the park, will be retained via a tunnel under the bypass. This will provide continued pedestrian access into the western side of the park.

Complete the survey


Would the following changes at Braeside Park make you more or less likely to visit the park?
More likely
Less likely
No change
Unsure
Dogs allowed on-lead in a defined area (e.g. Redgum Picnic Area)
Food and drink available for purchase
Bicycles available for hire to ride within Braeside Park
Organised group camping (e.g. schools, disability groups) allowed in designated areas
More fitness equipment along walking and running trails
More seating along walking and running trails
Public events held in the park (e.g. outdoor cinema, music or food festivals, markets etc)
Health, wellbeing and social inclusion programs in the park
Walking trail through Heathland conservation area
In your opinion, which facilities do you think are in most need of improvement at Braeside park?

Please choose up to three options

What would be your most preferred way to travel to Braeside Park?

Please select one option

If you have visited Braeside Park in the past, how did you travel to the park?

Please select all that apply

On average, how often do you visit Braeside Park?

Please select one option

What is the main activity that you come to do at Braeside Park?

Please choose up to three options

Which aspects of Braeside Park would you most like to learn more about?

Please choose up to three options

Would you describe yourself as any of the below?

Your contact information is only be used to administer the public consultation process and will be separated from your submission. You can view the Privacy Statement below.

Your contact information is only be used to administer the public consultation process and will be separated from your submission. You can view the Privacy Statement below.

Collection notice

All submissions are public documents within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission. If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the Parks Victoria response to consultation, please select the appropriate tickbox in the survey or contact us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au.

Parks Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you. Your personal information and the content of your submission will be dealt with in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only. Your personal contact information will not be provided to any other organisation unless required by law. Your personal contact information may be used by Parks Victoria to update you on this project and/or for other marketing purposes. You have the option to opt out at any time.

To access your data or opt-out, please email us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au.

For more information read Parks Victoria’s Privacy Policy.