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.