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Whittlesea Public Gardens redevelopment

Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor is being transformed into an inviting outdoor recreation hub through an extensive redevelopment to the park and playground.

Stage 1 redevelopment

The multimillion-dollar Whittlesea Public Gardens Stage 1 redevelopment opened to the public just before Christmas 2022.

Located on Barry Road, the facility has been at the heart of the Lalor and Thomastown communities for decades.

However, the park was in need of a facelift to bring it up to a standard that residents of all ages and abilities could enjoy.

The first stage of the redevelopment includes a new playground featuring a tower, slides, flying fox, rope climbing, swings, in-ground trampolines, nature play elements such as balance logs and tunnels and much more.

There is also a brand new learn-to-ride area where children on scooters or bikes can test their skills on the roundabouts, speed bumps, intersections and crossings.

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Official opening

The redeveloped park was officially opened by Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne MP, Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny MP and City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson on February 15.

Stage 2 redevelopment

The second stage of the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor is set to deliver a series of exciting new attractions.

Stage 2 of the upgrade will feature a 100-metre-long street-style skate park designed to test the skills of beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters.

The project will also see construction of two half-court basketball courts and the installation of a rock-climbing wall, as well as a kick-about space with soccer goals.

There will be a range of amenities installed for the comfort and convenience of visitors, including two large shelters with barbecues, seating, drinking fountains, paths, lighting and landscaping.


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.

The City of Whittlesea is contributing $1.35 million towards the project's second stage, with the Victorian Government providing $650,000 under its Growing Suburbs Fund.

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