A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will get on with planning and design work for a brand new park in Werribee, to make sure that thousands of families have access to a great local park to take their kids.

The proposed Werribee Township Regional Park would be more than 150 times the size of the MCG, along the Werribee River.
The new park, to be designed in consultation with the Wyndham City Council, will give families in the growing western suburbs a fantastic new space to enjoy the great outdoors.

Labor will also do the planning work to deliver Werribee River Park, covering 340 hectares of parkland.

The Greening the Pipeline project in Melbourne’s west will be extended, with Labor dedicating $8 million to build new open space between Lawrie Emmins Reserve and Skeleton Creek.

It’s part of Labor’s plan to create dozens of new parks across the state, equivalent to more than 170 Royal Botanic Gardens, for the suburbs that need them the most.

This unprecedented investment will turn Victoria into the parks capital of Australia and ensure that every Victorian has a great local park, no matter where they live.

The Liberals are putting the interests of developers first, with plans to fast track 290,000 new homes and one million people into our city’s outer suburbs without the public transport, hospitals, schools or parks that communities need.

Only Labor will make sure our city retains its place as one of the world’s best places to live.

Labor will invest $150 million to create more than 6,500 hectares of parkland and new walking and bike trails right across Melbourne, giving families great places to spend a day off.

This includes $10 million to help local councils upgrade underutilised suburban space and local parks with new playgrounds, landscaping, toilets and picnic facilities, transforming them into better places for locals to enjoy.

Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Labor will create thousands of hectares of new parks, bike and walking trails to make sure that no matter where you live, every family has a great local park to enjoy.”

Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“Ours is a growing area and this must not come at the expense of public open space – only Labor will give families terrific parks to socialise in and explore.”

Quote attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy

“This is fantastic news for local families, delivering more space for Victorians of all ages to come together, relax and enjoy.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“No matter where you live, everyone should be able to take their kids to a local park to enjoy green open space.”