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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.

What's happening?

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.

The redevelopment's second stage will commence in 2023 and include an 'urban zone' featuring a skate park, rock climbing wall and basketball court.

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.


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.

Contact us

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

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