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.

At its Council Meeting on Monday 2 September, Council adopted its new Open Space Strategy, entitled Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy, which aims to provide more and better open space throughout the municipality.

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


What's Next?

Thank you to all of you who provided feedback on the final draft of the open space strategy. We have reviewed all of this feedback and incorporated some great suggestions into the final strategy, which was adopted by Council.


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: The Darebin Open Space Strategy 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.

At its Council Meeting on Monday 2 September, Council adopted its new Open Space Strategy, entitled Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy, which aims to provide more and better open space throughout the municipality.

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


What's Next?

Thank you to all of you who provided feedback on the final draft of the open space strategy. We have reviewed all of this feedback and incorporated some great suggestions into the final strategy, which was adopted by Council.


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: The Darebin Open Space Strategy 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.

  • Seeking feedback on Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy

    2 months ago

    At its Council meeting on 22 July 2019, Council considered Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy and made a decision to do a final check-in with the community before the final strategy is considered for adoption. The strategy is now available so please take a look and share your thoughts by 13 August 2019.

    At its Council meeting on 22 July 2019, Council considered Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy and made a decision to do a final check-in with the community before the final strategy is considered for adoption. The strategy is now available so please take a look and share your thoughts by 13 August 2019.

  • Thank you for your feedback!

    9 months ago

    Over the next few months we will review all of the submissions received as we finalise the Open Space Strategy. The final Open Space Strategy will be presented to Council in February/March 2019 for their consideration. Stay tuned for updates!


    Over the next few months we will review all of the submissions received as we finalise the Open Space Strategy. The final Open Space Strategy will be presented to Council in February/March 2019 for their consideration. Stay tuned for updates!


  • Seeking feedback on the draft Darebin Open Space Strategy

    10 months ago

    We have developed a draft Open Space Strategy and we’d love to hear your thoughts. This is a check-in to make sure we are on the right track and haven’t missed anything. Check out the Open Space Strategy project page for more information.


    We have developed a draft Open Space Strategy and we’d love to hear your thoughts. This is a check-in to make sure we are on the right track and haven’t missed anything. Check out the Open Space Strategy project page for more information.


  • Thank you for your feedback!

    10 months ago
    This news feed article is from the 1st stage of consultation

    The survey and map feedback process for the development of the Draft Open Space Strategy is now closed. Thank you for participating! Stay tuned for the Draft Strategy!

    The survey and map feedback process for the development of the Draft Open Space Strategy is now closed. Thank you for participating! Stay tuned for the Draft Strategy!

  • Help us to create the new Darebin Open Space Strategy

    10 months ago
    This newsfeed article is from the 1st stage of consultation

    We are reviewing the Darebin Open Space Strategy. Tell us what is important to you when you think about open space to help us create the draft for the new Open Space Strategy.



    We are reviewing the Darebin Open Space Strategy. Tell us what is important to you when you think about open space to help us create the draft for the new Open Space Strategy.