The Chelmsford Street Open Space draft concept plan proposes to replace an existing building located at 70-90 Chelmsford Street in Kensington with approximately 3600 square metres of new public open space.

Feedback received from the community, key stakeholders and Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Traditional Owners has helped shape the draft concept plan, which will transform this area of Kensington into a place for the community to relax, exercise, play and connect with nature.

Have your say

We want to know what you think of our draft concept plan for the Chelmsford Street Open Space:

  • Complete the survey below
  • Attend the pop-up or Chatty Cafe session.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 17 June.

Draft concept plan

Before you complete the survey, learn more about the Chelmsford Street Open Space draft concept plan.

Talk to us in person

Saturday 1 June 2024 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Community pop-up

Attend a pop-up session onsite at 70-90 Chelmsford Street, Kensington.

Thursday 13 June 2024 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Chatty Cafe

Attend an information session at the Chatty Cafe, Kensington Neighbourhood Centre, 18 Anthony Street, Kensington.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Phase 1 community consultation

    9 November 2023 to 8 January 2024

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Phase 2 community consultation

    Have your say on the draft concept plan.
    20 May to 17 June.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Final concept plan development

    Feedback received will inform the final concept plan.
    Mid-June to late July

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Report to Future Melbourne Committee (FMC)

    Final concept plan presented to FMC for endorsement.
    20 August 2024

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Chelmsford Street Open Space construction commencement


Project news

Project background

Learn more about the project history and background.

Community consultation: phase one

Feedback we heard from the first phase of engagement.

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?