Domain Parklands Future: Continuity, Demand and Change

Melbourne Conversations: The second event in the two part Domain Parklands series is a discussion about the future of the parklands.

How do we bring all that is wonderful about Domain Parklands – Alexandra and Queen Victoria Gardens, and Kings Domain (the area surrounding the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Shrine and Government House) – into the future and manage the tension between vulnerable assets and extra demands, urban growth, community expectations and the impacts of climate change? Panellists will consider an Indigenous perspective of caring for country; the value of the place to our health and wellbeing; the impact of growth and how to manage increased usage.

Come along and have your say and hear how to participate in the review of the City of Melbourne Domain Parklands Master Plan.

Panelists include:
– Kate Dundas, landscape architect and urban designer, Planisphere
– Prof Billie Giles Corti, Director of the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne
– Brian Goldsmith, local resident, park user and Melbourne identity
– Jefa Greenaway, Director of Indigenous Architecture.

The MC for the event is Michael Short, journalist and editor of ‘The Zone’, Fairfax Media.

Wednesday, 6pm – 7.30pm, 7 October in the supper room at Melbourne Town Hall, 90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne

This is a free event but bookings should be made 03 9658 7239, email sam.keil@melbourne.vic.gov.au or online