Over the past 12 months the Pop-up Park at Raleigh Street in Footscray has become a popular place for locals to meet, relax and play.

Established on a trial basis during the pandemic, it provided an opportunity for members of the local community, many of whom do not have private open space or easy access to a local park, to exercise and connect.

When we spoke with you about creating the temporary Pop-up Park in the existing carpark in late 2020, the area was under utilised due to remote working and reduced commuter parking.

But with more people again using public transport as restrictions lift and workers returning to their offices that is likely to change.

Engagement update

As the 12 month trial comes to an end, we asked if there is appetite for the area to continue to be used as open space recognising this would also mean the permanent loss of around 30 car parks.

The community conversation has now closed. We will review what you told us and will provide a report back to Council shortly.