Future of Open Space

Future of Open Space Consultation

We want to hear about what you use public open space in Greater Dandenong for, how often you use it and how you access it.

Council is preparing a new Open Space Strategy and is seeking community feedback on open space across our city, including sporting fields, nature reserves, gardens, playgrounds, trails and civic spaces such as Harmony Square in Dandenong.

Your feedback will help to improve the quality of all open spaces and ensure there are the right types of open space for everyone to enjoy.


The City of Greater Dandenong’s Council Plan 2017-2021 seeks to ensure the City "is a safe and vibrant city of opportunity for all - to visit, work, live and play".

To achieve this, Council is currently reviewing the 2009 Open Space Strategy and Action Plan to make sure open space in Greater Dandenong meets the needs of existing and future residents.

As part of this review, an Analysis and Discussion Paper has been prepared to assess the amount and location of existing open space, the impact of population growth and a range of other factors.

Download a Summary Paper of the key findings of the Analysis and Discussion Paper (PDF - 664KB)

Download the full version of the Analysis & Discussion Paper (PDF - 10.9MB)

Have Your Say

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on how they use public open space, how often they use it, what types of open space are most important to them and where they think new open space may be required.

How to have your say

An online interactive mapping survey has been established to help the community pinpoint exact locations and share their thoughts on those spaces.

Hard copy surveys are also available from Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.

Residents have until Friday 28 June to have their say.