The City of Melbourne is working in partnership with the Victorian Government, private property developer Riverlee and landscape architects OCULUS to create a new park at Seafarers Rest in Docklands.

Seafarers Rest is an existing public open space earmarked for renewal in the City of Melbourne’s Open Space Strategy. It has also been identified as a key area in the Docklands Public Realm Plan.

The park is located on the north bank of the Yarra River (Birrarung) between The Mission to Seafarers heritage building and the Seafarers Bridge, and will:

  • increase pedestrian and bicycle access
  • retain and enhance existing trees
  • protect neighbouring heritage sites.

A private development project to build a new 17-level mixed use development and restore the neighbouring wharf shed and crane is also underway near the park.

We are working with the private developer and State Government as well as key stakeholders to shape a concept for the new park, and asked the community for their feedback to help guide the design brief.

Seafarers Rest park design

Explore the park design for Seafarers Rest.

Community consultation

See the location of the park and feedback we heard from phase one and two of community consultation.