The City of Melbourne is looking at improving public open spaces in North and West Melbourne.
These neighbourhoods have few large parks, but contain numerous pockets of "left-over" space at the intersections of different street grids.
These pockets provide attractive green oases within a dense area of residential and mixed-use buildings. However, many of these sites are inaccessible or too small to be useful spaces.
Council has analysed the spaces and made recommendations for nine of the most promising sites for its report, Open Space Opportunities in North and West Melbourne.
Site selection was based on feedback from stakeholder groups and the community, the size and location of the spaces and the Council's ability to change each location within a short to medium time frame.
The study indicates how the sites might change. Significant improvements are possible at each location and, in most cases, the reserves can be extended into the surrounding streets.
Read the study on Open Space Opportunities in North and West Melbourne: