We've developed a 20-year Master Plan to guide the way we manage the Domain Parklands.

The Domain Parklands is a patchwork of beautiful parks and gardens, made up of nearly 123 hectares. It includes some of the city’s favourite destinations, including 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 Master Plan covers areas managed by five different land managers. It recognises the individual and unique destinations, while strengthening the area as one domain.

While the City of Melbourne does not manage all parts of the Domain Parklands, it looks after areas that surround and connect major destinations. The Master Plan focuses on the areas managed by the City Of Melbourne, and guides the management for the areas of common interest by all land managers.

As Melbourne grows, with more people living, visiting and working in our central city, green places – like the Domain Parklands – will become increasingly busy. The Master Plan seeks to prepare the parklands to meet the needs of current and future generations, and respond to the challenges of climate change and population growth.

The Master Plan was developed with input from the community and a wide range of stakeholders from 2015 to 2018.

The Domain Parklands Master Plan was unanimously endorsed at the Future Melbourne Committee meeting on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Read the Domain Parklands Master Plan.

Community Consultation

Read about the three phases of community consultation and the draft Master Plan