The City of Melbourne is reviewing the Royal Park Master Plan 1997.

Royal Park is the largest park in the City of Melbourne. The last master plan was completed in 1997 and is now 25 years old. The review of the master plan will be a two year process.

There will be a number of ways for people to engage with the project over the next 2 years. This is the start of the engagement process. If you follow the page, you will be kept up to date with the project.

Stage 1 of the project will be to review the current plan and undertake a number of specialist background studies to inform the master plan review. These include: transport and parking, heritage conservation management plan, ecological studies and sport and recreation needs assessment.

One way we’re collecting information to help us review the current plan is trialing the use of sensors in areas of interest. Data collected will be used to develop insights about current activities and usage and shared with the community. Visit Data in the park – Royal Park to learn more about how we’re using sensors.

The goal is to develop a comprehensive master plan that thoughtfully articulates a vision along with guiding principles, an assessment of planning and operational issues and recommended actions for future projects.

A comprehensive revised master plan will enable Council to manage the parklands for the next 20 years and ensure park meets contemporary community needs and expectations.

Stay updated on activities occurring in the park as well as community engagement opportunities by following this page.



  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Background investigations

    By undertaking background studies and targeted consultation on key issues we can understand the community needs and expectations for Royal Park in more detail.

    To be completed June 2023.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Master Plan community engagement process

    Phase one consultation - Discussion paper: issues and opportunities.

    The issues outlined in the background studies will be analysed in a discussion paper. This will also be made available to the public.

    August 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Phase two consultation

    Develop proposals for consultation.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Phase three consultation

    Draft Master Plan released for consultation.

    A draft Master Plan will be developed based on the recommendations outlined from the Deliberative Engagement. This will go to wider community consultation for comment including the deliberative panel.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Final Master Plan

    Following consultation, changes will be made to the draft Master Plan and presented to Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) for endorsement.


Explore current projects in Royal Park

Last updated November 2022.

Royal Park joins the Emerging Technology Testbed

Learn how we’re contributing to the Master Plan Review by trialing sensors in Royal Park.

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