Locals are encouraged to help shape the future of Albert Park by participating in the second phase of consultation for the development of a master plan.
This phase of consultation asks people to respond to a number of key directions and proposals to improve the experience for visitors and the sustainability of the park.
Proposals for future directions include improving access to the park, providing more opportunities for cycling and walking, creating a new wetland habitat and boardwalk along sections of the lake, and celebrating and protecting the park’s rich Aboriginal culture.
The consultation period will run from 31 October to 5 December and there are a number of ways for people to be involved.
Community members can complete an online survey by visitingwww.albertparkmasterplan.com.au. There will also be a number of drop-in information sessions in the park throughout November, with details about dates, times and locations on the project’s website.
The Labor Government has already provided $3.25 million for various upgrades at Albert Park, including:
- Upgrading the lake wall walk
- Installing a new lift, walkways and dedicated parking for people living with a disability
- Upgrading the Albert Park Lake fitness trail
- Installing new lake path lighting
- Improving playgrounds and upgrading park furniture.
Quotes attributable Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“Albert Park receives more than 6 million visits each year, and so it’s vital to have a plan that responds to the diverse needs of these visitors.”
“Melbourne has changed significantly since Albert Park was first established, and the Park’s master plan will guide it through the next stage of its history, ensuring it stays relevant to the needs of the changing community that uses it.”
Quote attributable to Member for Albert Park Martin Foley
“This is a great chance for people to help shape the future of Albert Park, and provide input that will help develop a master plan that ensures this much loved park meets the needs of current and future generations of visitors.”