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The Domain Parklands is a patchwork of beautiful parks and gardens, making up nearly 123 hectares. It includes some of our city’s favourite destinations, like the Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Government House, Alexandra Park, Alexandra Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens and the Kings Domain. The City of Melbourne looks after nearly 58 hectares of the parklands that connect and surround these major destinations.

As Melbourne grows, with more people living, visiting and working in our central city, green places – like the beautiful Domain Parklands – will become increasingly busy.

That’s why City of Melbourne is developing a Master Plan to guide the management of our premier parklands, now and into the future.

Our aim is to create a strong, shared vision for the whole parkland, while treasuring the important destinations within it.

The plan will consider factors like the impact of car parking and through traffic on the park landscape, climate change including extreme heat and the impact of water restrictions, urban ecology, biodiversity, increases in visitation and major events, tree health, and changing community uses.


Thanks to everyone who has provided their feedback during the Domain Parklands public consultation.

Your feedback on the six key themes will help inform the development of a draft Master Plan to guide the management of this treasured space now and into the future.

Over the next few months we will review and collate all the feedback and use it in the development of a draft Master Plan that creates a common vision for Domain Parklands, recognising the importance of individual places within it and celebrating the parkland as a whole.

We hope to share the final draft Master Plan during the summer.

We appreciate your ongoing interest Domain Parklands. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact us at

August 15, 2016

Thank you for your feedback during the first phase of engagement for the Domain Master Plan. We are now reviewing your feedback and will consider it and the outcomes of further technical research to determine the next steps of the plan's development.

If you would like us to keep you informed, please email us at

December 1, 2015

Phase 1 Feedback

Phase 1 community feedback closed on 30 November 2015. Read the Community Engagement summary report and individual mapping and vision feedback below.

1. Map what's important to you

We want to know how you use and what you value in the Domain Parklands. We'd like you to consider the following questions when mapping your feedback:

a) What do you do in the Domain Parklands?
b) What would you like to stay the same in the future?
c) If there was one thing you could change what would it be?

The study area is outlined in blue.

2. Share your favourite memory, story or photo about Domain Parklands.

Photo release: by pressing submit you confirm that you have permission from the source of the image and/or everyone featured in the image to distribute the image. You also confirm that City of Melbourne can use this image as part of the community engagement process for the Domain Parklands.

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3. Feedback Form

This feedback form is now closed.

Phase 2 Key Themes

Discussion paper themes