We're exploring the function and feel of North Melbourne and discovering what physical modifications or community initiatives might help improve liveability and accessibility for residents and visitors.

The Improving our neighbourhood project focuses on two aspects of this neighbourhood:

Our first phase of consultation on Improving our neighbourhood parks and streets ran from 28 April to 24 May 2021. Feedback showed strong community support for our proposal to create more public open space and street greening in and around Bedford and Courtney Street reserves.

The second phase of consultation closed 29 September 2022.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation (Our streets and parks)

    28 April to 24 May 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Report back on what was heard and how we’re responding (Our streets and parks)

    Mid to late 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Detailed park draft concept plan developed (Our parks)

    2021 to early 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Detailed draft park concept plan shared and advertise road closure (Our parks)

    September 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Scope initial pedestrian improvements (Our streets)

    Late 2022

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Detailed design documentation finalised (Our parks)

    Early 2023

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Construction commencement Bedford Street Pocket Park (Our parks)

    Subject to permit and approvals

    Mid 2023

Bedford Street Pocket Park

View the Bedford Street Pocket Park draft concept plan.

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Improving our neighbourhood parks and streets project.

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