CREATING A GREAT NEW LOCAL PARK FOR MELBOURNE’S NORTH
A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will build a massive new park in the growing northern suburbs, making sure that thousands of families have access to a great local park to take their kids.
The new Upper Merri Parklands will be more than 1,000 times the size of the MCG, stretching all the way from Broadmeadows to Wallan.
The new park, to be designed in consultation with local councils, will give families in the growing northern suburbs a fantastic new space to enjoy the great outdoors.
It’s part of Labor’s plan to create dozens of new parks across the state, equivalent to more than 170 Royal Botanic Gardens, for the suburbs that need them the most.
This unprecedented investment will turn Victoria into the parks capital of Australia and ensure that every Victorian has a great local park, no matter where they live.
The Liberals are putting the interests of developers first, with plans to fast track 290,000 new homes and one million people into our city’s outer suburbs without the public transport, hospitals, schools or parks that communities need.
Only Labor will make sure our city retains its place as one of the world’s best places to live.
Labor will invest $150 million to create more than 6,500 hectares of parkland and new walking and bike trails right across Melbourne, giving families great places to spend a day off.
This includes $10 million to help local councils upgrade underutilised suburban space and local parks with new playgrounds, landscaping, toilets and picnic facilities, transforming them into better places for locals to enjoy.
Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“Labor will create thousands of hectares of new parks, bike and walking trails to make sure that no matter where you live, every family has a great local park to enjoy.”
Quote attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence
“Only Labor will create a brand new park to give families in Craigieburn more green open space just around the corner to socialise, relax and spend quality time together.”