Improvement works are scheduled to begin at Enterprize Park, located on the north bank of Melbourne’s Yarra River, to improve accessibility.
Works will include improving seating along the river’s edge, improving accessibility for pathways, widening stairways, improving a meeting place for Aboriginal cultural tours and planting indigenous vegetation.
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the revitalisation of the park will make the public space more accessible and inclusive for all Melburnians.
“These improvements will see the lawn areas expanded, views enhanced and stronger connectivity between public areas along the river,” she said.
“The existing concrete plinths at the base of the railway viaduct block views between the park and the river. They are not required structurally so we’ll be removing them to make way for an additional 1000 square metres of green space.”
- This Australian startup is elevating modular parking
- Construction begins on Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park
- Carpark extension creates dozens of jobs
Chair of the Aboriginal City portfolio Councillor Nicolas Frances Gilley said the City of Melbourne is working to restore the space for everyone to enjoy.
“Enterprize Park has a complex history. It was a traditional camping ground for Aboriginal people before European settlers arrived on the Enterprize ship in 1835,” Frances Gilley said.
“As a city with an Aboriginal focus, we want this park to become a place of acknowledgment and respect for the Aboriginal community.”
The first stage of preparation works to demolish the concrete plinths will begin in late March, with the main park construction to commence in August.
The park improvements are expected to be completed later this year.