As Monash’s population continues to grow, it is important residents have access to quality public open space for them to enjoy.

The draft Monash Open Space Strategy has been prepared in response to the community’s desire for more open space. It will be used to guide Council in providing open space now and in the future. The draft Strategy looks at what the future needs of the community might be over the next 10 years and how to plan for them.

The principles that underpin this plan:

  • Equitable access to open space for all residents regardless of where they live, their age, gender, income, ethnicity, education or ability
  • Diversity of opportunities and experiences to ensure all residents can use and benefit from open space
  • Quality (fit for purpose) – ensuring that the function of an open space meets the requirements and agreed core service levels for that function
  • Sustainability – in design, development and management of open space
  • Dependency – some people, activities and assets are dependent on the inherent natural qualities of open space reserves. And as a priority, open space should support activities and users who are more dependent upon it
  • Environmental protection enhancement and appreciation including the protection of canopy trees, habitat, flora and fauna and waterways

Community members are invited to attend any of the drop-in information sessions that will be held in various venues throughout the City of Monash in October.

You do not have to RSVP and you can drop in any time.

  • Monash Civic Centre (293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley)
    Monday 2 October, 2-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Mount Waverley Youth Centre (45 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley)
    Wednesday 4 October, 2.30-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Monash Gallery of Art (860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill)
    Monday 9 October, 2-4pm and 6-8pm
  • Clayton Community Centre (9-15 Cooke St Clayton)
    Wednesday 11 October, 6-8pm
  • Oakleigh Seminar and Training Centre (1a Atherton Road, Oakleigh)
    Monday 16 October, 2-4pm and 6-8pm