Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy

Darebin is growing, and our population is increasing as more people choose to call Darebin home. To ensure that our community continues to enjoy Darebin’s open spaces today and into the future, we need to plan to protect, enhance and increase our open spaces.

Darebin’s new open space strategy, Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy was considered by Council at its 22 July meeting. Council made the decision for the strategy to go out for a final check-in with the community for a period of three weeks before the final strategy is considered for adoption.


Click on the image below to view Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy


What's Next?

Council are reviewing feedback provided by the community and where appropriate incorporating it into the strategy.


Information about the strategy

The strategy provides the overarching framework and strategic direction for open space planning in the City of Darebin. The strategy reviews the municipality’s existing public open space network, and provides the strategic basis for Council’s future open space needs.


Breathing Space is driven by the overarching theme of responding to the climate emergency and does this via three key directions:

• Meeting Community Open Space Needs

• Rewilding Darebin: Improving Biodiversity

• Creating a Green Streets Network.


The strategy will assist Council to deliver a comprehensive, connected and well-managed system of open spaces to meet the needs of the community today and into the future.

Darebin is growing, and our population is increasing as more people choose to call Darebin home. To ensure that our community continues to enjoy Darebin’s open spaces today and into the future, we need to plan to protect, enhance and increase our open spaces.

Darebin’s new open space strategy, Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy was considered by Council at its 22 July meeting. Council made the decision for the strategy to go out for a final check-in with the community for a period of three weeks before the final strategy is considered for adoption.


Click on the image below to view Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy


What's Next?

Council are reviewing feedback provided by the community and where appropriate incorporating it into the strategy.


Information about the strategy

The strategy provides the overarching framework and strategic direction for open space planning in the City of Darebin. The strategy reviews the municipality’s existing public open space network, and provides the strategic basis for Council’s future open space needs.


Breathing Space is driven by the overarching theme of responding to the climate emergency and does this via three key directions:

• Meeting Community Open Space Needs

• Rewilding Darebin: Improving Biodiversity

• Creating a Green Streets Network.


The strategy will assist Council to deliver a comprehensive, connected and well-managed system of open spaces to meet the needs of the community today and into the future.