The City of Melbourne is working in partnership the Victorian Government, developer Riverlee and landscape architects Oculus to create a new park at Seafarers Rest in Docklands. This is one of eight new parks we’re creating for Melbourne by 2021.

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 between The Mission to Seafarers heritage building and the Seafarers Bridge, and will:

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

A larger 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 our partners to shape a concept for the new park, and asked the community for their feedback to help guide the design brief.

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on the new park for Seafarers Rest.