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More open spaces for our growing communities

The Victorian Government is delivering on its promise to make sure families have a great local park to enjoy, no matter where they live.

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The Victorian Budget 2019/20 invests $282 million to give Victorian families more open space, closer to home. This includes:

Creating more parkland

$154 million to create over 6,500 hectares of parkland, equivalent to more than 3,000 MCGs, with new walking and bike trails right across Melbourne, providing a place for local families to relax and switch off.

Improving camp sites and outdoor facilities

$106 million to build new campsites, upgrade outdoor facilities and reduce camping fees, making a camping trip more affordable for families.

Upgrading Botanical Gardens

$5 million to upgrade spaces and facilities at Botanical Gardens across the state, including Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens.

Supporting recreational fishing

In addition, the Budget provides $82.1 million to support boating and recreational fishing across Victoria, including upgrades to boat ramps, and stocking 10 million fish a year by 2022. 

Media release

New Parks For Families To Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Reviewed 27 May 2019

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