About the project

Help shape a proposed new public park on Johnson Street, South Melbourne.

We are building a new park on Johnson Street in Fishermans Bend. This new park would include much needed green space including canopy trees, garden beds, seats, bins, drinking fountain, nature based play, and grass to run around and walk the dog. We are working with the Traditional Owners to incorporate Aboriginal cultural values in the design.

Johnson Street is identified as a key location for open space development in the Port Phillip Planning Scheme and The Victorian Government’s Fishermans Bend Framework, which is the long-term strategic plan for the development of Fishermans Bend to 2050. The Framework was approved in 2018 following extensive public consultation. It identified the need for a network of future parks, schools, public transport, roads, community facilities, and services to ensure the area's liveability as it grows over the next 30 years and beyond. The Framework identified the opportunity to discontinue the road and create a park for local residents.

We are seeking your feedback on the proposed new public park. Your feedback will help inform the park’s design and a future proposal to amend the Port Phillip Planning Scheme to enable rezoning and park delivery (subject to road closure approval).

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

Tell us what you think of the Johnson Street concept plan by completing the survey by midnight on Friday 31 May 2024.

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Hotspot Map - Draft Concept Plan

Click on the hotspots on the map below to find out more about each proposed feature. Click here for full details of the Draft Concept Plan.