Maribyrnong River Master Plan

The Maribyrnong River Master Plan provides a long-term, grand vision for future improvements to the section of the river between the Afton Street footbridge and Maribyrnong Road; some of Moonee Valley’s most popular and loved open space areas.

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The Boulevard – questionnaire

In November and December 2016 we undertook a survey exploring how people get to the Maribyrnong River, where they park and what they do when they get there focussed on the Boulevard between Aberfeldie Park and the Holmes Road intersection We wanted to better understand how people are currently using this space, where they park their cars and why.

The results of this questionnaire will help inform the delivery the Aberfeldie Park section of the Maribyrnong River Master Plan. This includes exploring ways in which we can increase and improve the quality of public space along the river side of this area.

The existing public space between the river and this section of the Boulevard is extremely steep and includes a narrow shared pedestrian and cycle pathway. Before any plans to make changes to this area are endorsed by Council, extensive consultation will take place with local residents and users of this public space.

Riverside Park upgrade

As one of Moonee Valley’s most popular parks, we have been committed to creating a new landscape design for Riverside Park guided by the Maribyrnong River Master Plan and involving the community.

Construction works to implement the Riverside Park upgrade are scheduled to be undertaken between late January and late May 2017.

Please note that the park including the toilets and car park will be closed and unavailable for the duration of the works. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by these works.

The duplication of the toilet facilities at Riverside Park including baby change facilities was completed in July 2016.

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Maribyrnong Park Lake improvements

As part of our Maribyrnong River Master Plan we undertook works in 2013 to improve water quality and landscape surrounding the rotunda in Maribyrnong Park, Moonee Ponds - near the Boathouse Restaurant.

The works included installation of a system to collect and clean the water from existing stormwater pipes to improve water quality. The water quality will be improved through new raingardens which will be incorporated into the existing footprint of the lake area. The raingardens will have appropriate plants and soil filtration that will clean the stormwater.

For more information about the master plan please contact our Urban Design team on 9243 8888 or

Last updated: Sunday, 24 March 2019, 11:15 AM