CREATING THE SANDBELT PARKLANDS FOR LOCAL FAMILIES

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will create 150 MCGs worth of continuous green open space across the the bayside suburbs, making sure local families have access to a great local park.           

The Sandbelt Parklands has been talked about for nearly 90 years, but only Labor will deliver it.

A re-elected Labor Government will deliver a 355 hectare chain of parks from Warrigal Road in Moorabbin to Braeside Park in Dingley Village, with walking and bike trails and adventure play areas for local kids.      

The much-loved Seaford wetlands will get a $5 million package of landscaping and environmental works, with upgrades to walking paths and facilities.

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 in 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 and 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 Bentleigh Nick Staikos    

“The Sandbelt Parklands have been in the too hard basket for too long – only Labor will get on and deliver this project to give families in Moorabbin more open space, close to home.”

Quote attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

“Whether it’s taking the kids to the playground or providing a place to relax and switch off, this new park will make a real difference to local families.”     

Quote attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson

“Under Labor, this will be a place for kids to explore, families to connect and locals to enjoy.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Clarinda Heang Tak

“This new park will give locals even more opportunities to get active together.”