What you need to know

Union Square pop-up park

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Moonee Valley’s newest pop-up park will be the coolest place to be this summer!

Alongside the Union Road Traders Association, we’re installing a new temporary pop-up park called Union Square in St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale.

The new green space will be open from Wednesday, 20 January 2021 until Sunday, 18 April 2021.

The pop-up parkwill provide a safe space for the community to enjoy the full range of Union Road services including food, retail, the library and the community centre.

In addition, the Union Road Traders will work with us to provide some activities and entertainment at Union Square. We look forward to welcoming you to this new public space.

Here’s what you need to know:

When does Union Square open?
The pop-up park will be open from Wednesday, 20 January 2021 until Sunday, 18 April 2021.

Will there be road closures?
Yes. To enable the pop-up park to happen, a section of St Leonards Road will be closed to vehicles during this time, as per the map below.

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Is there alternative access to Union Road?
Yes. Alternative routes through to Union Road include:

  • The Parade
  • Roseberry Street
  • Dutton Lane (residential and business traffic only)

When will St Leonards Road close and re-open?
The road will close from 6am on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 and will re-open at 8pm on Sunday, 18 April 2021.

Can residents or deliveries still access the area?
Access for resident parking and deliveries will remain open via the remainder of St Leonards Road and Union Road.

Will pedestrian access be impacted?
No. The entire area will remain open to pedestrians as usual.

What’s the aim of Union Square?
To provide additional safe community outdoor space over summer close to the Union Road hospitality, services, shopping and Council facilities during the day. Union Square will not be closed at night, however the space is designed for daytime use as Council is mindful of minimising noise impact after business hours to surrounding residents.

What type of activities might happen in Union Square?
Union Square is a space to meet, rest, socialise, dine and play. It may be used by local groups including Council to entertain and activate for the community, such as performances and small gatherings.

Who will keep Union Square clean?
Union Square will receive onsite cleanliness and general maintenance checks three times per week. The provider of the Union Square infrastructure (furniture etc) will arrange for repairs or maintenance if required. Council will arrange for additional site cleaning if required.

There are currently two disabled parking spots where Union Square will be – how will people park who usually use these?
The existing disabled parking spaces will be temporarily relocated in the immediate area of St Leonard Road for the period that Union Square is in operation.

Who should I contact if I have any concerns?
For more information contact Council’s Economic Development team on business@mvcc.vic.gov.au or 9243 8866.