Council considers new park outside North Melbourne Town Hall

Sean Car

The City of Melbourne will assess the “benefits, opportunities and impacts” of a new forecourt or park on Queensberry St adjacent to North Melbourne Town Hall following its June 14 Future Melbourne Committee meeting.

Cr Rohan Leppert moved a motion at the meeting for council management to consider “a variety of options” within the area of Queensberry St between Errol and Leveson streets and report back to councillors by April 2023.

The motion noted calls from the community for new public open space on Queensberry St adjacent to the Town Hall, while also noting the $100 million North Melbourne, West Melbourne and Docklands Transport and Amenity Program (TAP), and that “Queensberry St traffic calming and open space opportunities is a project for future consideration, subject to a series of state/council approval and funding decisions”.

Cr Leppert also acknowledged calls from the local community for the nomination of a place within the municipality to properly honour the legacy of North Melbourne social and environmental planning activists Ruth and Maurie Crow. The assessment will also provide advice for the process for naming of a section of a new park, or other location within North Melbourne, for the Crows. •

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