There’s an exciting investment in natural parks in the Clyde and Cranbourne area with a new regional park being planned in Clyde on Bunurong Country.
The Victorian Government has provided $315 million to deliver the Suburban Parks Program which includes 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks. This includes a 120-hectare regional park in Clyde, east of Cranbourne which will be created adjacent to Ballarto Road beside a new sports precinct. Together, the regional park, sports precinct and adjacent drainage basin will create a large community space three times bigger than the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and approximately half the size of the entire Cranbourne Botanic Gardens and bushland area.
The new park aims to provide space where people can connect with nature, provide important habitat for plants and animals and enable community to walk, run, ride, canoe and picnic.
A draft strategic directions plan and draft visitor experience plan for Clyde Regional Park has been developed, with input from key stakeholders including the City of Casey. Council’s involvement to date has been through advocating for high quality open space outcomes for the existing and future communities that will visit the site, creating recreational amenity that will compliment the area and planning for co-located infrastructure that will compliment the future adjacent Sports Precinct, which Council officers are currently developing a project plan for to inform a future master plan for the site.
A video of the draft visitor experience plan layout can be viewed on YouTube.
Parks Victoria would like to hear what the community and stakeholders think of the plans, with engagement now open, closing 15 May 2022.
The feedback provided will inform the final park plan, which will be released in July-September 2022.
Works are expected to commence on site late 2022 subject to land acquisition.
View the artist impression below.