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02 June 2023

Five new parks featuring nature playscapes, picnic and barbecue areas, revitalised creeks, wetlands and frog habitats are on the way for Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Melton Steve McGhie today welcomed the release of plans for the new park at Kororoit Creek which will create 215 hectares of green open space for communities in Melton.

The new park will provide new walking and cycling tracks delivering tourism and education opportunities and improve liveability in Melton.

Urban green spaces play an important role in protecting Victoria’s precious biodiversity, creating habitats for our native plants and wildlife while also helping reduce emissions and building Melbourne’s resilience to climate change.

Kororoit Creek Park is situated between Deer Park and Melton in Melbourne’s north west to enable easy access and connect growing communities in surrounding areas.

Plans have also been released for the expansion of Toolern Creek and Werribee River Regional Parks, including new and improved visitor facilities.

The Labor Government is working closely with Traditional Owners and local councils to ensure the parks will meet the needs of growing communities and preserve and enhance natural and cultural heritage.

These parks are part of the Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program which will unlock 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded green space across Melbourne – more than 170 times the size of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more information or to view the five park plans, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“This new park will be a fantastic asset for our fast-growing community, providing open outdoor spaces families can enjoy for years to come.”

“Parks are such important places for the community to meet and enjoy nature and provide critical habitat for many native wildlife species.”