Kororoit Creek Regional Park

Project status

June 2023

  • Informed by stakeholder and community consultation in 2021 and 2022, a Strategic Directions Plan to set the future vision and guide the creation of the new Kororoit Creek Regional Park has been developed. You can view it on the Engage Victoria website.  

Subscribe for updates


The project

This project is being delivered on Wurundjeri Country. 

The Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program will create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across greater Melbourne.  

As part of this program, a new 215-hectare regional park will be created in Deanside, on Wurundjeri Country.  

Through the creation of this new park, Parks Victoria will restore the land to its natural values, and ensure that it is sustainably managed to protect and enhance the natural and cultural landscape for years to come. It will help protect the Natural Temperate Grasslands and provide important habitat for the Growling Grass Frog. 

There will also be a 45-hectare conservation area beside the new park, providing 260 hectares in total of new green space. 

Kororoit Creek Regional Park will create new opportunities and experiences for the community to get active, spend time with friends and family, and connect to our beautiful parklands and waterways.  

The creation of Kororoit Creek Regional Park will be guided and informed by the Kororoit Creek Regional Park Strategic Directions Plan, which has been developed in consultation with Traditional Owners, the community and other key stakeholders. Find out more about the community consultation process and view the final Strategic Directions Plan at Engage Victoria

Environmental and cultural heritage assessments will inform exactly where, when and how components of the project are delivered.  

 

Artist's impression of the future Kororoit Creek Regional Park

Pictured above: Artist's impression of the future Kororoit Creek Regional Park.

 

Project benefits

Visitors

While the exact layout and inclusions of the new park are yet to be defined, Kororoit Creek Regional Park will provide visitors with new opportunities to explore and experience the natural and cultural landscapes of Deanside, on Wurundjeri Country. The land will be re-vegetated, and subject to further funding, new spaces and facilities will be developed to support accessible opportunities to get active, socialise, and connect with nature. 

Environment

Through the creation of Kororoit Creek Regional Park, the land will be restored and transformed back to its natural state. It will help protect the Natural Temperate Grasslands and provide important habitat for the Growling Grass Frog. 

Community 

The park will provide opportunities for the diverse and growing community in Deanside and surrounding areas to recreate, learn, socialise and enjoy nature in an urban-rural setting. 


Project funding

Kororoit Creek Regional Park is being developed as part of the Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program. 

As part of this funding, the Victorian Government has provided $19.5 million to deliver the next stage of planning, clean-up and remediation works, and initial land management by Parks Victoria for the next two years at Kororoit Creek Regional Park, Clyde Regional Park and Werribee Township Regional Park.

 

Project timeline

Subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions, and planning approvals and processes, the timeline for the project is estimated below:

  • 2018: Suburban Parks Program funding announcement 
  • July 2021 – March 2022: Drafting the Kororoit Creek Regional Park Strategic Plan 
  • April – July 2022: Community consultation on the draft Strategic Plan   
  • Mid-2022 - mid-2023: Finalisation of the Kororoit Creek Regional Park Strategic Plan 
  • 2023: Commencement of remediation work and assessments to prepare for the creation of the park 
 

This timeline will be updated as the project progresses.

 

Environment and cultural heritage management

Parks Victoria has worked closely with the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation in the development of the Kororoit Creek Regional Park Strategic Directions Plan. As planning for this park progresses, we will continue to partner with Wurundjeri to ensure that connections to Country are recognised and integrated into the creation and management of the park. 

Detailed environmental and cultural heritage assessments will be completed to inform the project designs, ensuring that impacts are minimised or avoided wherever possible.


Who are we working with?

Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation 
Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Melbourne Water 
City of Melton  
Grassy Plains Network  
Australian Pipelines Association  
AusNet Services

 

Staying updated

Subscribe here to receive project updates, or contact the project team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

 

Related information

 

FAQs

What is the Kororoit Creek Regional Park? 

Kororoit Creek Regional Park is a new 215-hectare regional park that will be created in Deanside, on Wurundjeri Country. 

There will also be a 45-hectare conservation area beside the new park, providing 260 hectares in total of new green space. 

The park will create new opportunities and experiences for the community to get active, spend time with friends and family, and connect to our beautiful parklands and waterways. 

It will also restore and transform the land to provide important habitat for native plants and wildlife, including the Natural Temperate Grasslands and the Growling Grass Frog. 

 

Why are you creating this new park in Deanside? 

Melbourne’s western corridor is rapidly expanding to accommodate our growing population. The population in Deanside will increase substantially over the next 20 years. The creation of Kororoit Creek Regional Park will improve biodiversity protection and liveability for both existing and emerging communities in the western growth corridor. Providing green, open space is important for all residential areas including Melbourne’s newest suburbs.   

 

How have you consulted with the community on this project? 

Parks Victoria consulted with the community during the development of the park’s Strategic Directions Plan, with the first stage of consultation on a vision for the park’s development held in May–July 2021, and further consultation on park plans held in April – May 2022. Find out more about the community consultation process at Engage Victoria

 
Where can I find out more about the future vision for the park? 

The future development of the Kororoit Creek Regional Park will be guided by the Strategic Directions Plan, which has been developed in consultation with Traditional Owners, the community and other key stakeholders. You can view the Kororoit Creek Regional Park Strategic Directions Plan on the Engage Victoria website.

 

When will the park be finished? 

It will take time for the park to be fully completed. Members of the public will have more opportunities to provide further contributions to the park’s plan and design as the project progresses, and can look forward to exploring the new Kororoit Creek Regional Park as it emerges over the next few years.  

 

What is the Suburban Parks Program?

The Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program will create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across greater Melbourne. Suburbs on Melbourne’s growing fringe, such as Officer, Clyde, Craigieburn, Carrum, South Morang and Sunbury will get new parks.

The program aims to increase community connectivity and decrease social isolation by providing opportunities for local communities to get outside, get active, socialise with friends and family and enjoy the benefits of time spent in nature. Find out more

 

How can I stay updated on the progress of this project?  

You can subscribe here to receive project updates, or contact the project team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

 


X
By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
Confirm