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Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Open Space Strategy

The City of Greater Dandenong Council Plan 2017-2021 seeks to ensure the City "is a safe and vibrant city of opportunity for all - to visit, work, live and play".

To achieve this, Council is currently reviewing the 2009 Open Space Strategy and Action Plan to make sure open space in Greater Dandenong meets the needs of existing and future residents.

As part of this review, an Analysis & Discussion Paper has been prepared to assess the amount and location of existing open space, the impact of population growth, and a range of other factors.

Click here to download a Summary Paper of the key findings of the Analysis and Discussion Paper (PDF - 664KB)

Click here to download the full version of the Analysis and Discussion Paper (PDF - 10.9MB)

For more information, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning team on 8571 1000.


Future of Open Space

Council will seek feedback from the community on a revised Open Space Strategy in 2020.


Open Space Strategy 2009

The City of Greater Dandenong Open Space Strategy 2009 maps out how, over the next 20 years, we will achieve a quality public park and reserve network to meet the recreational and social needs of the existing and future Greater Dandenong community.

The goal of the strategy is to:

  • provide a range of public parks and reserves within walking distance from most residents that are attractive, interesting, safe, readily accessible and comfortable places to be
  • provide a comprehensive open space network that delivers environmental, social, health and well-being, and economic benefits to the community

The strategy outlines a three tiered hierarchy of district, neighbourhood and local reserves and establishes Open Space Provision Goals and Park Development Standards. Together these guide the planning, design, management, and ongoing maintenance of open space.

Click here to download the Open Space Strategy 2009 (PDF - 1.85MB)