Have your say on new pocket parks for Collingwood
Tuesday 01 September 2020
We have a rare opportunity to create more open spaces in Collingwood, with two new potential pocket parks.
Collingwood has the least amount of open space out of all Yarra's suburbs, with just three square metres of open space for every square kilometre of land. This means less places for people to enjoy fresh air and sunlight, and for children to play.
We have an opportunity to create more open space in Collingwood through the Victorian Government's Local Parks Program. They've given us funding to explore improvements at two locations in Yarra:
- an extension of Cambridge Street Reserve
- a new park in Otter Street, near the Smith Street intersection
We want to hear from our community before any design thinking begins. What ideas do you have for this new space? How would you like to use an expanded park? What benefits, opportunities and challenges should we consider?
To get the ball rolling earlier this year, we asked if you had any questions or feedback about the project. We received some great questions and ideas, which we have compiled.
To share your ideas, and see what the community thinks, head to our Your Say Yarra Cambridge Street and Otter Street pages.