We're delivering millions of dollars of investment across Victoria on projects that are helping to connect people with nature, protect the state's special landscapes, and support local communities and regional economies. This is important work in supporting nature's future.

From walking trails and campgrounds to piers, lookouts and animal-exclusion fences, these projects are helping to future-proof the state's parks, reserves and waterways for future generations to enjoy.

Find out more about specific projects currently in progress and completed, how we deliver projects, and project news and highlights below.

Projects across Victoria

Parks Victoria is involved in a large number of capital projects across the state. Find a project by region or by searching the map below.

How we deliver projects

From scoping and planning a project and collaborating with key stakeholders when forming a design, to procuring contractors and construction, the process involved in delivering capital projects can be complex.

Learn more about how we deliver projects.

Latest project news

The new double storey tram fort in the all-abilities playscape at Wattle Park. It is yellow and green and has slides, steps, a path coming off it.

Six parks to take the kids to these school holidays

Looking to get into nature with the kids during the school holidays? From all-abilities playscapes to accessible toilets and picnic areas, we've rounded up some of our favourite urban parks to visit with your loved ones this spring.
A family walking in Westerfolds Park

Shape the future of Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve

Parks Victoria has started work on a master plan that will rejuvenate the historic Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve - and we're seeking your feedback!
The lighthouse at Cape Schank on the Mornington Peninsula National Park

Historic Lightstations, Forts and Mansion to get a new lease on life

Plans to ensure the future of some of Victoria’s most significant heritage sites are underway.
Coastal views with walking track in foreground

New coastal trail will offer stunning views

If you love walking and spectacular coastal views, there’s a new trail coming that you’ll want to put on your holiday to-do list. An iconic trail is being created in one of the state’s newest parks - Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park - which stretches between San Remo and Inverloch on Bunurong Country.
A man in a blue shirt walks up steps next to a boardwalk while looking at the flora.

Keeping our Parks Safe

Communities can continue to safely explore and connect with nature thanks to the Asset Regeneration Program, which will remove, repair or replace more than 100 pieces of infrastructure across our parks.
Artist impression of the Gipps Street Ramp

Gipps Street elevated path

Get ready, Main Yarra Trail users. Construction has begun on a new elevated path to replace the steep steps at Gipps Street on this iconic urban trail on Wurundjeri Country.
Repaired seawall at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, including concrete capping and regrouting.

A new life for the Point Gellibrand seawall

Communities by the bay in Melbourne’s west can enjoy the much-loved promenade at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park for years to come, with works to repair the bluestone seawall now complete.
A landscaped garden with winding paths, a large pond and filled with mature native Australian plants.

Chelsea Australian Garden at Olinda now open

The stunning Chelsea Australian Garden at Olinda is now open for nature lovers to enjoy. Visitors can wander the winding paths, listen to the frogs in the billabong, and explore over 400 different species of native Australian plants.  

Draft designs released for the Warburton Redwoods

Visitors will soon enjoy improved accessibility and a better visitor experience at the Redwood Forest in Warburton, with upgrades planned to uplift facilities and manage visitor impacts to preserve the park’s unique environment.
Aerial concept illustration of walking track, path and landscaping, with carpark surrounding

Grampians Peaks Trail boost for Halls Gap

Victoria’s epic 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail is rolling out an improved welcome to local and international visitors, with upgraded access points on the way, including a new trailhead in the centre of the Halls Gap (Budja Budja) township.

Tower Hill heritage works get going

Visitors to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve on Eastern Maar Country can look forward to an improved experience, with Visitor Centre upgrades now underway.
Design render of Olinda Stage 2 project, including a shelter, seating and barbecues overlooking a grassed area, framed by tall trees.

More improvements on the way: Designs released for the Olinda Precinct

Local community members and visitors to the Dandenong Ranges will soon enjoy an even better experience when visiting the Olinda Precinct, with upgraded car parking, new visitor facilities and improved pathways and access planned.
Artist's impression of Clyde Regional Park

Three new parks for Melbourne's growing communities

Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs are set to receive more open green spaces and better connections to nature, with plans released that set the future vision for three new regional parks in Clyde, Deanside and Werribee.
Two women sit and enjoy a cup of tea in front of their tent

Last chance for camping at Point Nepean before break

Keen explorers have a few more weeks to try camping at Point Nepean National Park with the sparkling new campground soon to take a winter break.
Boatramp to ocean with a warning sign

Better for boat and bird lovers

Boaters will soon be able to more easily launch and retrieve boats in Western Port Phillip Bay thanks to upgrades at the Kirk Point boatramp near Geelong.
The existing netball court at the Olinda Recreation Reserve. Its surface is red and green in colour, and it is surrounded by a construction fencing and tall trees. It is adjacent to the oval.

Construction starts at Olinda Recreation Reserve

Community sporting clubs in the Dandenong Ranges will soon be able to enjoy better facilities at the Olinda Recreation Reserve, with construction now underway to deliver new and improved netball courts and cricket practice nets.
A family walking around Albert Park Lake

Upgrades underway for 21 urban parks

Communities across Melbourne will soon enjoy improved accessibility and a better visitor experience at their favourite parks, with works to deliver new and upgraded facilities at 21 urban parks now underway.
The Wattle Park playscape is under construction. To the left of the image is a mound of carefully placed rock, with a pathway winding up to level two of the playscape. The playscape includes slides and a tram fort. Trees and disturbed earth from construction surround the playscape.

Works at wonderful Wattle Park nearing completion

Works to deliver an all-abilities playscape, a walking and running track and an upgraded picnic area at Wattle Park are nearing completion.
Photo of the space where upgrades will be made as part of the Olinda Precinct project.

Better sporting facilities coming soon to Olinda Precinct

Community sporting clubs in the Dandenong Ranges are another step closer to enjoying better facilities, with Parks Victoria appointing Contek Constructions Pty Ltd to construct new and improved netball courts and cricket nets at the Olinda Recreation Reserve.

Improved accessibility and experiences at the Prom

The thousands of people who visit Wilsons Promontory National Park each year are set for an improved welcome to Tidal River, with the busy visitor area to be upgraded.
A grandmother watching her grandson happily walking while his mother pushes his younger brother in a pram at Jells Park

Draft designs released for Jells Park trails

Draft designs are ready for new walking, running and cycling trails coming to Jells Park, in Melbourne’s east.

Call for food and beverage offering at Olinda Precinct

Plans to revive a food and beverage offering at the Olinda Precinct are underway, with Parks Victoria currently seeking expressions of interest as part of works to transform the former Olinda Golf Course into 34 hectares of community parklands.
A tent set up on grass in a coastal landscape

Point Nepean ready for campers

Point Nepean National Park is ready to welcome its first campers, with bookings now open for a new campground within the park’s historic Quarantine Station precinct.
A beautiful garden bed at the new Chelsea Australia Garden at Olinda

A big year of park projects and a sneak peek of what we have planned for 2023

From campgrounds, walks and lookouts, to a large-scale exclusion fence and storm recovery works, 2022 has been a huge year of delivering projects to help support nature’s future. And we've got even more coming up in 2023.
Damage to the seawall at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park

Repairs progressing for Point Gellibrand seawall

Communities in Melbourne’s west are set to enjoy the promenade at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park for years to come, with Duratec Limited appointed to deliver important repairs to the bluestone seawall.
A family walking around Albert Park Lake

A better visitor experience for 18 urban parks

Melburnians are set to enjoy a better visitor experience at some of their favourite parks, with Ace Infrastructure, a division of Ace Contractors Group, appointed to construct new and improved facilities at 18 popular parks across Melbourne.
Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program render of the Bay Trail extension

A better journey along the Bay Trail

Communities in Melbourne’s west are on track to enjoying a better journey along the Bay Trail, with Parks Victoria appointing Fleetwood Urban Pty Ltd to construct a missing link in the trail between Williamstown and Point Cook.
Albert Park Pavilion at Oval One official opening event

Shared-use sporting pavilion officially open at Albert Park's Oval One

Albert Park sporting clubs and community groups can now enjoy more opportunities to get active and participate in sport, with a brand new shared-use pavilion now open at Oval One in Albert Park on Bunurong Country.
Sunset at Portarlington Pier on Wadawurrung sea Country

Wadawurrung Welcome awaits visitors to Portarlington Pier

Visitors to Portarlington Pier will be welcomed onto Wadawurrung Sea Country by a striking 120-metre-long mural featuring original illustrations by 105 Wadawurrung artists. The artworks capture local stories of place, water, and journey. Etched onto metal and glass screens, they are a celebration of Wadawurrung Country and the importance of storytelling.

Famous 1000 Steps return for Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong’s Kokoda Track Memorial Walk – the famous 1000 Steps – is officially reopened for walkers.
Artists impression of the Loch Ard Blowhole. A hollow, tubular bridge crosses a sandy landscape.

A new view of famous coastline

Visitors to the south-west are set for another place to view the dramatic scenery with tenders sought for a new lookout in the Port Campbell National Park.
Birdseye view of the Yarra Bend Netball Courts lit up at night.

Netball facilities officially opened at Yarra Bend Park

Netballers in Melbourne’s northeast now have access to eight competition-standard netball courts and a modern shared-use sporting pavilion at Fairlea Reserve in Yarra Bend Park, offering more opportunities for women, girls and junior-levels to participate in community sport.
A couple walk along the Bogong High Plains near Mt Nelse.

Have your say on Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing draft designs

The community now has a chance to provide feedback on draft designs for the extended Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing track.

More new parklands for Melbourne

Families and communities in Melbourne’s east have extensive new parklands to look forward to, with the appointment of AECOM to design the development of a 35-hectare stretch currently known as the Healesville Freeway Reserve.
A family set up camp at Tidal River Camp Ground at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Revamped welcome to wonderful Wilsons Prom

Visitors to Wilsons Promontory National Park are set to receive a revamped welcome to Tidal River, with Eplus Architecture appointed as principal consultant to design an upgraded visitor precinct at the key arrival and accommodation hub.

Recently completed projects

Parks Victoria is responsible for delivering a variety of projects, from upgrades to playgrounds, park facilities and campgrounds, to major multi year projects like building new sporting facilities, piers and accommodation, establishing new parks, and creating new tracks and trails.

Find out about some of our recently completed projects.

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