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Future of Open Space

Council has prepared a new draft Open Space Strategy 2020-2035 to make sure open space in Greater Dandenong meets the needs of existing and future residents.

Open space includes sporting fields, nature reserves, gardens, playgrounds, trails and civic spaces such as Harmony Square in Dandenong.

Dowload the Draft Open Space Strategy 2020-2035

Download the Draft Summary Paper 2020-2035


The population of Greater Dandenong is projected to grow by almost 28% by the year 2035 with the demand for open space anticipated to increase in line with this growth. Council’s role is to plan and respond to the impacts of population growth and climate change on our city, and to ensure open space continues to provide a range of benefits for all residents and the environment. 

In 2019 Council released an Analysis and Discussion Paper and sought community input on the importance of open space to inform the review of the 2009 Open Space Strategy and Action Plan.

Download Summary Paper of the key findings of the Analysis and Discussion Paper (PDF - 664KB)

Download full version of the Analysis and Discussion Paper (PDF - 10.9MB).

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