Moubray Street Pop-Up Park

Many thanks for your comments. This consultation is now closed.

A report about the future of Moubray St pop-up park will be presented to Council on 25 November 2014.

A door knock survey of approx. 360 residents and traders will also occur mid to late October to assist with data collection that will help inform Council on community opinion.

Community consultation

The pop up park was trialed for 12 months to provide 'real life' experience of Moubray Street closure and creation of new public open space in Albert Park.

The park is a public park for use by the community (residents, visitors, tradersContinue reading

A report about the future of Moubray St pop-up park will be presented to Council on 25 November 2014.

A door knock survey of approx. 360 residents and traders will also occur mid to late October to assist with data collection that will help inform Council on community opinion.

Community consultation

The pop up park was trialed for 12 months to provide 'real life' experience of Moubray Street closure and creation of new public open space in Albert Park.

The park is a public park for use by the community (residents, visitors, traders and school community). 

During the trial period, Council has held community consultation sessions for local businesses and residents to have their say over the future of the site.

For details of the community consultation, see;

More information

Visit Moubray Street Pop-up park on the City of Port Phillip website for more detail about the trial, including temporary parking and road closures and site assessments.

Contact Council’s Open Space team via ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 or email ospace@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

Many thanks for your comments. This consultation is now closed.
  • Assessing the success of the trial

    about 4 years ago
    Assessing the trial   hys

    Council will use a range of qualitative and quantitative information collected during the trial of the pop-up park to make a decision on its future.

    This includes:

    • User audit—number of users, activities, use, demographics of park users.
    • Survey—online at Have Your Say
    • 700 paper surveys mailed out to local area.
    • Demographics—Albert Park, APPS
    • Focus group x 2 - residents adjacent to parkand APPS

    This information will help to make decisions on:

    • Sociability - how the community are using this space and whether it is perceived as inclusive or exclusive
    • Users... Continue reading

    Council will use a range of qualitative and quantitative information collected during the trial of the pop-up park to make a decision on its future.

    This includes:

    • User audit—number of users, activities, use, demographics of park users.
    • Survey—online at Have Your Say
    • 700 paper surveys mailed out to local area.
    • Demographics—Albert Park, APPS
    • Focus group x 2 - residents adjacent to parkand APPS

    This information will help to make decisions on:

    • Sociability - how the community are using this space and whether it is perceived as inclusive or exclusive
    • Users and activities - find out how people are using the park, what’s working, what’s not working and ideas for the future.
    • Access and linkages - assess the impact of changed traffic conditions and reduced parking on residents, the school and local businesses.
    • Comfort and image - find out current perceptions of safety, cleanliness and comfortability of the park for users as well as impact on adjacent residences.

    For a summary of this information download Assessing the success of the trial (PDF, 174 KB, 1 p).

    For a diagram of criteria you can use to assess the qualities of a successful space download Qualities of a successful space (PDF, 174 KB, 1 p.)

  • What makes a space great?

    about 4 years ago
    Moubrary st pop up park   hys

    Around the world, successful public spaces have four key qualities in common:

    • They are accessible.
    • People are engaged in activities there.
    • The space is comfortable and has a good image.
    • It is a sociable place - where people meet each other and take people when they come to visit.

    Qualities of a successful space (PDF, 174 KB, 1 p.)This document provides a diagram of the how you can assess the qualities of a successful space according to these criteria:

    • Sociability - how the community are using this space and whether it... Continue reading

    Around the world, successful public spaces have four key qualities in common:

    • They are accessible.
    • People are engaged in activities there.
    • The space is comfortable and has a good image.
    • It is a sociable place - where people meet each other and take people when they come to visit.

    Qualities of a successful space (PDF, 174 KB, 1 p.)This document provides a diagram of the how you can assess the qualities of a successful space according to these criteria:

    • Sociability - how the community are using this space and whether it is perceived as inclusive or exclusive
    • Users and activities - find out how people are using the park, what’s working, what’s not working and ideas for the future.
    • Access and linkages - assess the impact of changed traffic conditions and reduced parking on residents, the school and local businesses.
    • Comfort and image - find out current perceptions of safety, cleanliness and comfortability of the park for users as well as impact on adjacent residences. 

    More information

  • Feedback so far

    about 4 years ago
    Moubrary st pop up   hys 2

    This page provides a summary of the feedback we have collected about Moubray Street pop-up park so far.

    Sociability 

    • Find out current perceptions of safety, cleanliness and comfortability of the park for users as well as impact on adjacent residences.
    • Love the diversity of households and different needs - support the park.
    • Recognise need to support extra play area for kids at school.
    • Community not consulted prior to the trial.
    • Concern that only ‘loud voices’ heard, but not representative of all community views.
    • Children excited in being involved in growing herbs and... Continue reading

    This page provides a summary of the feedback we have collected about Moubray Street pop-up park so far.

    Sociability 

    • Find out current perceptions of safety, cleanliness and comfortability of the park for users as well as impact on adjacent residences.
    • Love the diversity of households and different needs - support the park.
    • Recognise need to support extra play area for kids at school.
    • Community not consulted prior to the trial.
    • Concern that only ‘loud voices’ heard, but not representative of all community views.
    • Children excited in being involved in growing herbs and plants.

    Users & Activities

    • No need for a park here.
    • High need for a park for kids to use.
    • Late night ball games impact residents.
    • Seen to be giving Council land to the school – land grab by school.
    • Committment by Council that residents would retain access to the park - will this happen?
    • Potential invasion of privacy.
    • Would love a tennis table.
    • No demand for a community garden.
    • Need to have a public access at all times.
    • Needs to be fenced.
    • APPS is at capacity - so fortunate to be blessed with extra space.
    • Its a big park and kids are having picnics on the grass, playing netball and paretns enjoing sitting in sun.

    Access & Linkages 

    • Little or no impact to traffic.
    • Will increase traffic up Bridport Street West.
    • No extra traffic - in fact less.
    • Could distrupt mail delivery to apartments.
    • Flow on traffic impacts to adjacent streets.
    • Loss of resident parking.
    • Loss of business/teacher parking.
    • Will increase pressure on resident parking.
    • School drop off and pick up traffic will be impacted.
    • Loss of nature strip.
    • Put it somewhere else.
    • Put in parking restrictions to stop commuters using the parking.
    • Loss of disability/emergency/moving van/taxi access to apartments.
    • No impact at all - just huge benefit.

    Comfort & Image 

    • Heritage impact on look and feel of area.
    • Increased useable community space.
    • How will the trial’s success be measured?
    • Will there be an impact on property values?
    • We will have excessive noise from ball bouncing and other activity.
    • Make the park larger so it can be better used.
    • Litter will be a problem.
    • It’s a safe play space.
    Download the summary of Feedback so far (PDF, 165 KB, 1 p.)