More green space in Glen Eira

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The City of Glen Eira has the least amount of open space per person of any council area in Melbourne?
  • In Glen Eira, more residents live beyond the State Government’s recommended 400 metres from open space than anywhere else in Victoria?


In August and September, we called on the community to help us secure two vital pieces of open space in the heart of Murrumbeena and Carnegie.

A total of 891 signatures and 314 emails from residents, businesses and the broader community were received.

Council submitted its Every Bit Counts petition to State Parliament on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

The petition specifically requested that the State Government:

  • abandon plans to build a development on Woorayl Street Reserve in Carnegie and gift this open space back to the community; and
  • change the site location of a proposed development next to the new Murrumbeena train station to enable Council to create a new Village Green in the heart of the Murrumbeena shopping precinct.


Council has also reported the outcomes of the campaign to relevant State and Federal Members of Parliament, the Level Crossing Removal Authority and VicTrack (landowners).

We are now waiting for the State Government to announce its future plans for these two important community spaces.

Read more about these spaces below.


CARNEGIE STATION

PROTECT OUR TREES & WOORAYL ST OPEN SPACE

Prior to sky rail, Council had maintained and cared for the Woorayl St Woodlands for over 80 years.

We have long planned to make improvements and enhance this valuable open space but never received commitment on its future from the State Government. Through our recent Structure Plan consultation, the Carnegie Community told us how important it was to protect it.

We are calling on the State Government to abandon its plans to to build a development on Woorayl Street Reserve in Carnegie and gift this open space back to the community.

Council's plans for Woorayl St Reserve:

MURRUMBEENA STATION

CREATE A NEW VILLAGE GREEN IN THE HEART OF MURRUMBEENA

You told us you did not want the link road in Murrumbeena - and we listened.

We are now asking the State Government to shift its proposed development to where the link road was and create a Village Green in the heart of Murrumbeena - a large grassed area, shaded by trees that can be accessed by the community at all times (see Stonnington example below)

“Safe, green and more open space was most desired in Murrumbeena” with a large majority supporting the creation of a 'Village Green’ - Source : Council Community Consultation 2017

If the State Government developments go ahead as planned, we will lose a a valuable opportunity to secure much-needed open space for future generations and we will lose even more of our beautiful mature trees.

The linear park being created along the rail corridor will be narrow and at times overshadowed, without the direct physical and community links essential to the liveability of our rapidly growing suburbs and not close to our local shopping villages.

Glen Eira deserves quality open space with good access to natural light like the two areas we want to secure.

Green space is to be treasured. Once it goes, it is gone forever.

Together, we want the State Government to:

  • Abandon its plans to develop Woorayl Street Reserve and gift this open space back to the community.
  • Shift it's plans for development to where the link road was and create a Village Green in the heart of Murrumbeena.

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The City of Glen Eira has the least amount of open space per person of any council area in Melbourne?
  • In Glen Eira, more residents live beyond the State Government’s recommended 400 metres from open space than anywhere else in Victoria?


In August and September, we called on the community to help us secure two vital pieces of open space in the heart of Murrumbeena and Carnegie.

A total of 891 signatures and 314 emails from residents, businesses and the broader community were received.

Council submitted its Every Bit Counts petition to State Parliament on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

The petition specifically requested that the State Government:

  • abandon plans to build a development on Woorayl Street Reserve in Carnegie and gift this open space back to the community; and
  • change the site location of a proposed development next to the new Murrumbeena train station to enable Council to create a new Village Green in the heart of the Murrumbeena shopping precinct.


Council has also reported the outcomes of the campaign to relevant State and Federal Members of Parliament, the Level Crossing Removal Authority and VicTrack (landowners).

We are now waiting for the State Government to announce its future plans for these two important community spaces.

Read more about these spaces below.


CARNEGIE STATION

PROTECT OUR TREES & WOORAYL ST OPEN SPACE

Prior to sky rail, Council had maintained and cared for the Woorayl St Woodlands for over 80 years.

We have long planned to make improvements and enhance this valuable open space but never received commitment on its future from the State Government. Through our recent Structure Plan consultation, the Carnegie Community told us how important it was to protect it.

We are calling on the State Government to abandon its plans to to build a development on Woorayl Street Reserve in Carnegie and gift this open space back to the community.

Council's plans for Woorayl St Reserve:

MURRUMBEENA STATION

CREATE A NEW VILLAGE GREEN IN THE HEART OF MURRUMBEENA

You told us you did not want the link road in Murrumbeena - and we listened.

We are now asking the State Government to shift its proposed development to where the link road was and create a Village Green in the heart of Murrumbeena - a large grassed area, shaded by trees that can be accessed by the community at all times (see Stonnington example below)

“Safe, green and more open space was most desired in Murrumbeena” with a large majority supporting the creation of a 'Village Green’ - Source : Council Community Consultation 2017

If the State Government developments go ahead as planned, we will lose a a valuable opportunity to secure much-needed open space for future generations and we will lose even more of our beautiful mature trees.

The linear park being created along the rail corridor will be narrow and at times overshadowed, without the direct physical and community links essential to the liveability of our rapidly growing suburbs and not close to our local shopping villages.

Glen Eira deserves quality open space with good access to natural light like the two areas we want to secure.

Green space is to be treasured. Once it goes, it is gone forever.

Together, we want the State Government to:

  • Abandon its plans to develop Woorayl Street Reserve and gift this open space back to the community.
  • Shift it's plans for development to where the link road was and create a Village Green in the heart of Murrumbeena.