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Have your say on the draft concept design for the Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park is an iconic and much-loved community space in our municipality with a unique combination of nature, arts and play spaces and is the home of the Gasworks Farmers Market and Gasworks Theatre.

We are asking for community input into the draft concept design, which will enhance the natural elements, play spaces and art offerings in the Park, while improving amenity, planning for long term maintenance and managing the known contamination present at the site.

We have developed a draft concept design through consultation with key community stakeholders as part of the contamination management project, and through correspondence sent to Council, members of the community have expressed they would like the natural native bush land setting to be maintained, protected and preserved, while providing enhancement and renewal of existing park assets.

We have developed a draft concept design (See document library) for the upgrade and would like to hear your thoughts.

For more information please see the life cycle and FAQs on the right-hand side of this page.

How to have your say:

  • Complete the Survey below by the end of Friday 22 April 2022.
  • If you would like to ask a question or need more information about the project, you can submit a question below and we'll do our best to answer as quickly as we can.
  • Council staff will be doing drop in sessions at:
    • Gasworks Art Park near the theatre building from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 9 April
    • Gasworks Farmers Market from 9am to 12 midday on Saturday 16 April.

A new play space

A play space with mix of traditional, nature and creative play opportunities unique to Gasworks Art Park.

Improving outdoor spaces around buildings

Revitalise Plaza space allowing vehicle access and markets and introducing avenue planting and seating.

Improve access around buildings and allow for amenities such as seating, shade, barbeques and landscaping.

Maintaining green open space for the community

The upgrade aims to retain all mature trees and current garden beds. The new park will provide increased canopy cover new landscaping, vegetation and tree planting.

Gasworks Arts Park requires soil and groundwater contamination management to address the longstanding issue of contamination at the site. The site was once part of the former South Melbourne Gasworks and the site is contaminated with the by-products of coal gas production.

The Victorian Government is managing the contamination investigations and associated works to ensure the park can be successfully remediated and continue as a public park into the future.

The Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has deemed the site safe for ongoing use as a public park, and it will remain open to the community while further investigations and works to manage the contamination take place.

Features of the upgrade

To find out more about what we're proposing as part of the upgrade click on the icons below.

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If you would like to ask a question or need more information about the project, you can submit a question below and we'll do our best to answer as quickly as we can, please allow up to two business days for a response.

Alternatively, you can contact the project team via ASSIST 03 9209 6777 or by emailing openspace@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

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