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Whittlesea Public Gardens redevelopment

Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor will be transformed into an inviting outdoor recreation hub, with an extensive redevelopment to the park and playground starting in late-2021.

What's happening?

Whittlesea Public Gardens, located on Barry Road, has been the heart of Lalor and Thomastown for decades. As the local community has changed over the past 20 years, the upgrade of Whittlesea Public Gardens will reflect the current and future recreation needs of residents.

Signalling a new era for the popular Lalor park, the upgrade will reenergise the area and create a modern space to get active, socialise and enjoy the outdoors.

The redevelopment of Whittlesea Public Gardens will be delivered in stages. The first stage of the redevelopment of Whittlesea Public Gardens will include an impressive new playground, equipped with a large play tower, double flying fox, rope climbing unit, swings, slides, in-ground trampolines, rockers, nature play and more.

The first stage of the upgrade will also include a new learn-to-ride area. It’s sure to be a hit with young cyclists, with the park’s fun-sized roundabouts, speed bumps, intersections and crossings, providing hours of fun and education.

The first stage of the redevelopment is expected to be complete by mid-late 2022.

Future stages will include a skate park, upgrade to the dog off-leash area, rock climbing wall, basketball/multipurpose courts and outdoor fitness equipment.


Council’s $2 million investment into the first stage of the Whittlesea Public Gardens transformation is supported by a $2 million contribution from the Victorian Government.

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If you have any questions about this project, please contact us on 9217 2006 or email

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