Victorians love Albert Park, with over 6 million visits made each year. Since 1876, the park has provided for a range of amateur sports and for casual get-togethers. Many generations have enjoyed a walk around the lake or a barbecue in one of the many picnic areas. The park hosts the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, and community events like the RSPCA Million Paws Walk.

A master plan is being developed to set a 25 year vision for the park and guide it through the next stage of its history. The first phase of engagement held in 2014 identified what stakeholders and community thought was most important, and what visitors considered were the key issues that need to be addressed. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the process to date. The comments received inspired a vision, and has helped identify six future directions, grouped under four themes, which will support the delivery of community’s aspirations.

Following the first stage of engagement, a number of key developments arose, which required the master planning process to be refined to accommodate them. These key developments include the Junction Oval redevelopment; the new South Melbourne Park Primary School and subsequent relocation of the Parks Victoria office and depot; the new (proposed) Domain railway station and the extension of the Formula One Grand Prix to 2023.

View the history of Albert Park or see the outcomes of the first stage of engagement.

Stage 2: Concept Framework

Your feedback in Stage 1 allowed us to identify 4 key themes, and 6 Future Directions, which will guide the master planning process. In this phase of engagement, we would love to hear your thoughts about 10 “Big Ideas” for the park that illustrate how the future directions can be achieved.

The vision, themes and future directions form the Concept Framework. This stage does not include a spatial layout plan. The feedback in this stage will shape a layout plan for the next stage, the draft master plan (consultation scheduled for April 2017).

Vision- "Albert Park-Open space for Melbourne's growing future"

To view the six key directions and ten "Big Ideas" that make up the Concept Framework, download the Concept Framework PDF (6.25 MB).

Three Ways that people had their say


Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in the on-line survey. Over 500 surveys were undertaken.

Drop-by consultation by the lake path

Thank you to everyone who attended one of the drop-by consultations held by the lake path on:

Sunday 6 November, Thursday 17 November and Saturday 19 November 2016.



Thank you to everyone who attended one of the workshops, held on Monday 21 November and Tuesday 29 November 2016, where ideas were explored in greater detail.


Next Steps

The information received during consultation will be compiled into a report, which will be available in March 2017. The report will summarise what we heard through the various channels of engagement. It will indicate some of the ideas to be included in the master plan as a result of the feedback in Stage 1 and stage 2.

In April /May 2017 we expect to have a draft master plan available for the third and final stage of consultation.

For further information: call 13 1963

Project Timeline

  • 0

    Project inception

  • 1

    Background review and functional analysis plans

  • 2

    Phase 1: Stakeholder engagement issues identification

  • 3

    Prepare assessment of significance

  • 4

    Draft vision and concept framework preparation

  • 5

    Phase 2: Stakeholder engagement and review/ comment on concept framework

    (31 Oct- 5 Dec 2016)

  • 6

    Draft master plan preparation

  • 7

    Phase 3: Stakeholder and community engagement review/ comment of draft master plan

    April 2017

  • 8

    Review feedback, amend and complete final master plan

    Late 2017