What you need to know

Aberfeldie Park Master Plan

Aberfeldie Park, located beside the Maribyrnong River, is a popular park with walkers and fitness groups. Dogs are able to exercise off leash here.

The park features:

  • Path networks to surrounding areas
  • Aberfeldie Athletics Track
  • Sporting facilities
  • Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment
  • Car parking

The Aberfeldie Park Master Plan 2013 was prepared to ensure the appropriate and coordinated future development and management of Aberfeldie Park for the benefit of future generations.

The Master Plan is being progressively implemented over a number of years with many of the recommended actions underway.

Pavilion upgrade

Construction of the new community sports pavilion in Aberfeldie Park was completed and officially opened in March 2016.

The new pavilion provides:

  • change room facilities to meet Disability Discrimination Act compliance
  • design features in accordance with best Environmental Sustainable Design principles
  • social area and kitchen facilities
  • covered outdoor areas
  • essential services

The location of the new pavilion is closer to the sports field which improves spectator viewing options. There will also be improved access to the grounds from the pavilion for the main pavilion users, Essendon - Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club and Essendon Auskick.

Here are some of the design sketches for the new pavilion.

For more information on the planning process you can call Strategic and Statutory Planning on 9243 8888.

Aberfeldie Park Wetland

As part of Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers Program, we were successful in receiving funding for the design of a wetland for Aberfeldie Park.

final concept design for the wetland (pdf, 2MB) was prepared, responding to feedback received during community consultation in 2015.

Proposed as part of the Aberfeldie Park Master Plan, the wetland would help to:

  • improve the ecology of the Maribyrnong River by cleansing stormwater
  • provide habitat for local fauna
  • enhance the park landscape

The design also includes increased native planting, new walking paths and additional seating to allow visitors to enjoy the new wetland.

Construction of the wetland is subject to our annual budgeting processes.

Flood mitigation

We will progress with ongoing flood mitigation works for the Athletics Centre and general parklands through a staged approach.

Tilba Street car park upgrade

As part of the Aberfeldie Park Master Plan, we will formalise the existing car park on Tilba Street with a sealed surface and line marking to improve its amenity and increase capacity.

The upgrade (pdf, 1MB) includes:

  • Providing an asphalt surface to the existing gravel car park, which will reduce dust generation during dry and windy weather.
  • Defining parking bays with line marking, including two accessible parking spaces.
  • Reinstating the landscape buffer between the car park and Tilba Street.
  • Incorporating Water Sensitive Urban Design treatment elements to clean stormwater before it reaches local waterways.

Detailed design works have now been finalised with works to be completed mid-2019.