Clyde Regional Park

Project status

December 2022

  • Informed by stakeholder and community consultation in 2021 and 2022, a strategic plan to guide the creation of the new Clyde Regional Park is being developed. 

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The project

The Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program will create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across greater Melbourne. Suburbs on Melbourne’s growing fringe, such as Officer, Clyde, Craigieburn, Carrum, South Morang and Sunbury will get new parks. 

As part of this program, a new 120-hectare regional park will be created in Clyde, on Bunurong Country.  

The new regional park will be co-located with the future Clyde Park Sports Precinct and Melbourne Water drainage basin. 

Through the creation of this new park, Parks Victoria will restore the land to its natural values, and ensure that it is sustainably managed to protect and enhance the natural and cultural landscape for years to come.  

Clyde Regional Park will create new opportunities and experiences for the community to get active, spend time with friends and family, and unlock the benefits of time spent in nature.  

The creation of Clyde Regional Park will be guided and informed by the Clyde Regional Park Strategic Plan, which is being developed in consultation with Traditional Owners, the community and other key stakeholders. Find out more about the community consultation process at Engage Victoria

Environmental and cultural heritage assessments will inform exactly where, when and how components of the project are delivered.  

 

Artist's impression of the future Clyde Regional Park

Pictured above: Artist's impression of the future Clyde Regional Park.

 

Project benefits

Visitors

While the exact layout and inclusions of the new park are yet to be defined, Clyde Regional Park will provide visitors with new opportunities to explore and experience the natural and cultural landscapes of Clyde, on Bunurong Country. The land will be restored, and new spaces and facilities will be developed to support accessible opportunities for visitors to get active, socialise, and connect with nature.   

Environment

Through the creation of Clyde Regional Park, the land will be revegetated and transformed to provide important habitat for native plants and wildlife.  

Community 

The park will provide opportunities for the diverse and growing community in Clyde and surrounding areas to recreate, learn, socialise and enjoy nature in an urban-rural setting. 


Project funding

Clyde Regional Park is being developed as part of the Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program. 

 

Project timeline

Subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions, and planning approvals and processes, the timeline for the project is estimated below: 

  • 2018: Suburban Parks Program funding announcement 
  • July 2021 – March 2022: Drafting the Clyde Regional Park Strategic Plan 
  • April – July 2022: Community consultation on the draft Strategic Plan  
  • Late 2022: Finalisation of the Clyde Regional Park Strategic Plan 
  • Late 2022: Commencement of remediation work and assessments to prepare for the creation of the park 


This timeline will be updated as the project progresses.

 

Environment and cultural heritage management

Parks Victoria has worked closely with Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation in the development of the Clyde Regional Park Strategic Plan. As planning for this park progresses, we will continue to partner with Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to ensure that connections to Country are recognised and integrated into the creation and management of the park. 

Detailed environmental and cultural heritage assessments will be completed to inform the project designs, ensuring that impacts are minimised or avoided wherever possible.


Who are we working with?

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation 
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning  
Melbourne Water 
City of Casey  
Shire of Cardinia  
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne 

 

Staying updated

Subscribe here to receive project updates, or contact the project team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

  

Related information

 

FAQs

What is the Clyde Regional Park? 

Clyde Regional Park is a new 120-hectare regional park that will be created in Clyde, on Bunurong Country.  

It will be co-located with the future Clyde Park Sports Precinct and Melbourne Water drainage basin. 

The park will create new opportunities and experiences for the community to get active, socialise with friends and family, and unlock the benefits of spending time in nature.

It will also restore and transform the land to provide important habitat for native plants and wildlife.  



Why are you creating this new park in Clyde? 

Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor is rapidly expanding to accommodate our growing population. The population in Clyde will increase substantially over the next 20 years. Providing green, open space is important for all residential areas including Melbourne’s newest suburbs.   

Clyde Regional Park will be located beside the planned Clyde Park Sports Precinct. Together, they will create a large community space that provides access to active and passive recreation.  


What is the Suburban Parks Program? 

The Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program will create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across greater Melbourne. Suburbs on Melbourne’s growing fringe, such as Officer, Clyde, Craigieburn, Carrum, South Morang and Sunbury will get new parks. 

The program aims to increase community connectivity and decrease social isolation by providing opportunities for local communities to get outside, get active, socialise with friends and family and enjoy the benefits of time spent in nature. Find out more.  
 

When will the park be finished? 

It will take time for the park to be fully completed. Members of the public will have more opportunities to provide further contributions to the park’s plan and design as the project progresses, and can look forward to exploring the new Clyde Regional Park as it emerges over the next few years.  


How have you consulted with the community on this project? 

Parks Victoria consulted with the community during the development of the park’s Strategic Plan, with the first stage of consultation on a vision for the park’s development held in May–July 2021, and further consultation on park plans held in April – May 2022. Find out more about the community consultation process at Engage Victoria
 

How can I stay updated on the progress of this project?  

You can subscribe for updates here. If you have questions or want to learn more about a project, you can call the Parks Victoria team on 13 19 63 or email us at engage@parks.vic.gov.au.    

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