The City of Melbourne is exploring ways to grow and improve Chapman Street Reserve.

We’re proposing to expand the reserve by repurposing and consolidating roads, providing more open space for the community to enjoy, while maintaining existing traffic flow.

The Chapman Street Reserve Expansion project is a key outcome of City of Melbourne's Open Space Strategy, contributing to Council’s Major Initiative 16: Increase the amount of public open space in the municipality with a focus on areas of greatest need.

The expansion project aims to:

  • Increase open space in the area for the local community to enjoy.
  • Utilise the surrounding road and parking areas to support a larger green space that will encourage more nature into the area.

Explore the proposed expanded park footprint below. Feedback on the proposal was open from 15 April to 13 May. Thank you to everyone who had their say via the online survey or by attending one of our pop-up engagement sessions.

Feedback we heard will be used to inform the draft concept design, which will be presented for community consultation later this year.

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Before After

Download the proposed park footprint



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation - phase one

    Have your say on the proposed idea

    15 April to 13 May

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Concept development

    Incorporating what we heard

    Mid-May to Mid-August

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Community consultation - phase two

    Have your say on the draft concept design

    Mid-August to Mid-September

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Report to Future Melbourne Committee (FMC)

    Final concept presented to FMC for approval

    Early 2025

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