Airport West Easement Green Spine Project

The Airport West Easement Linear Reserve will be upgraded in 2016 and 2017 to become Green Spine, a community focused open space.

In consultation with the local community, we have developed a Airport West Greenspine Design (pdf, 2.58 MB) for the linear park that runs along the Airport West Easement between Parer Road and Fraser Street in Airport West. 

Stormwater that runs from the local streets in the area is going to be captured, cleaned and stored in an underground tank. By capturing, cleaning and re-using this water it not only will help keep the park green, it will remove contaminants from road and other surface run-off. This offers great benefits to downstream waterways such as Steele Creek and the Maribyrnong River.

The project aims to:

  • Create a community focused design that improves the parkland through features such as BBQs, plantings, playspaces, shelters and seating
  • Develop a design for harvesting, cleaning and re-use of local stormwater which could include the creation of water features such as seasonal creek beds, ponds and underground water storage
  • Improve the quality of local waterways

The project will be partly funded through Melbourne Water's Living Rivers Program.   

For more information contact the Open Space and Urban Design Team on 9243 8888 or email

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:23 AM