Since the global COVID-19 Pandemic the importance of green and outdoor space, both public and private, has never been more apparent in our everyday lives. Public outdoor space seeks to balance the built form and the natural environment providing space for movement and places to sit and contemplate. People who do not have gardens or outside space have descended on our public parks to support their physical and mental wellbeing. The project to develop and create a masterplan for Melbourne Park was conceived before the pandemic but in the aftermath it couldn’t be more important for the community which it will serve.
Melbourne Park Masterplan
Manning Elliott Partnership have been working with the Melbourne Park Playing Field Trust to develop a planning application in principal for the development of Eastriggs Playing Field into a public park with facilities and infrastructure that will better support the needs, health and wellbeing of the surrounding communities. Its development has been led by the Melbourne Park Playing Field Trust which is made up of local residents and supported by the local community to manage the existing green space and determine a sustainable future.