Hume City's Open Space Strategy

Open space is an essential part of our urban environment. It can be a haven from the stresses of daily life, allowing people to step outside, reflect, connect with nature, socialise or engage in physical activities. These no-cost activities are appreciated by many.

Hume City’s Draft Open Space Strategy sets the vision and priorities for our open space network for the next 15 years. It informs how we plan, deliver and maintain outdoor spaces for current and future generations.

It will be supported by a 10 year implementation plan to guide budget bids and open space contributions for delivery.

Click here to read and download the Draft Open Space Strategy.

Find out how the Open Space Strategy was developed here.

Open Space Strategy Vision

Key Policy Directions

To achieve this vision, the Draft Open Space Strategy sets out a number of priorities under three key policy directions.

These key policy directions will inform open space implementation plans which will be costed using a sustainable funding model that looks at capital works planning, use of grants, partnerships and open space contributions.

Click on each policy direction below to find out more.

Priority Actions

The vision and key policy directions will be delivered by:

How to participate

The Draft Open Space Strategy was available for feedback until 16 June 2024. There were a number of ways you could give feedback, including:

Taking a survey to provide your thoughts on the overall strategy

Exploring and providing feedback on the open space priorities in your suburb or neighbourhood.

Coming along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Open space priorities in your neighbourhood

To find out how the open space strategy applies to your suburb or neighbourhood, click the links below.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities

Join us online to hear Council’s plans to Protect, Optimise and Grow Hume’s open space network.

We have three sessions to choose from with different focus areas:

Suburbs in Hume's west:

  • 6.30-7.30pm Tuesday 28 May

Includes: Sunbury, Bulla, Keilor and rural areas

Suburbs in Hume's south:

  • 6.30-7.30pm Wednesday 15 May

Includes: Broadmeadows, Jacana, Dallas, Coolaroo, Gladstone Park, Tullamarine, Attwood, Westmeadows, Somerton, Campbellfield, Greenvale, Meadow Heights and Roxburgh Park.

Suburbs in Hume's north:

  • 1-2pm Thursday 30 May

Includes: Kalkallo, Mickleham and Craigieburn

If the timing of your session doesn’t suit, come along to one of the others.

Click here to register to attend one of these sessions.

Suburbs in Hume's West

Thursday 16 May 3-4pm

Sunbury Village Green (weather permitting)

12 Stawell Street, Sunbury

Thursday 16 May 5-7.30pm

Sunbury Hume Global Learning Centre Foyer (and if you feel like it, stay for the Sunbury Autumn Soiree)

44 Macedon Street, Sunbury

Suburbs in Hume's South

Wednesday 22 May 11.30-3pm

Tullamarine Library (next to Leo Dineen Reserve)

58 Spring Street, Tullamarine

Saturday 25 May 10.30-1.30pm

Dallas Dargie Court Shops

Outside 4 Dargie Court, Dallas

Monday 27 May 11.30am-1.30pm

Olsen Place Shops

Outside 8 Olsen Place, Broadmeadows

Wednesday 5 June 10.30-1.30pm

Homestead Community and Learning Centre - Roxburgh Park

20-30 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park

Wednesday 5 June 3-4pm

Roxburgh Park Homestead Centre (just near Foodworks)

Corner Roxburgh Park Drive and Ravenhill Boulevard, Roxburgh Park

Suburbs in Hume's North

Saturday 4 May 11am-2pm

Kalkallo North Community Centre Open Day

24 Koeks Vista, Kalkallo 3064

Sunday 19 May 9.30-11.30am

Aston Fields, Vantage Boulevard Recreation Reserve

50 Vantage Boulevard, Craigieburn (weather permitting)