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.

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation - phase one report

    March 2019

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Park design brief finalised

    June 2019

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Park concept design developed

    July to end of 2019

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Park design development

    January to June 2020

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Community consultation - phase two

    3 June to 15 July 2020

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Final design developed

    Early 2021

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Design endorsed by Council

    20 April 2021

  • Timeline item 8 - active

    Park construction commences


Community consultation

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

Seafarers Rest park design

Explore the park design for Seafarers Rest.

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