Vote to name the new park!

Last year we asked you to share your naming suggestions for the new park - thank you to everyone who submitted suggestions!

We reviewed the suggested names against the State Government’s Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2022 and the Naming Merri-bek's Places Policy.

Council approved 5 names to be included in a voting poll. You are invited to vote on a name for this project.

Please cast your vote by 5pm Tuesday 16 April 2024. Only one vote per household.

Shortlisted names are listed below in alphabetical order.

  • Fabbrica Park

    meaning factory in Italian.

  • Fletcher Jones Park

    after the former clothing factory onsite owned by FJ and staff.

  • Foundry Park

    after the former steel foundry onsited located on the Lobb St corner.

  • Franco Cozzo Park

    after a locally famous migrant and Brunswick store.

  • Yubup Park

    meaning ‘Parrakeet’ in Woi-wurrung language.

How to vote

All votes will be counted, the preferred name will become the official name of the hub (subject to Council approval).

Voting opens Monday 18 March 2024. Only one vote per household.

Voting closes 5pm Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Naming processes and procedures are undertaken in accordance with the statutory Naming Rules for Places in Victoria.

You will need to be a registered Conversations Merri-bek user in order to make a submission. We will also ask for your residential address. This is to protect the integrity and fairness of the consultation and your personal details will not be used for any other purpose. See instructions below on how to register or log in.

1. Find the "LOG IN/JOIN" button at the top of the page and click to start registering.

2. Select "LOG IN" if you already have a profile on Conversations Merri-bek OR select "SIGN UP" to create a new profile

3. To create your profile you will need to add: Screen name, email address, password, full name and postcode. Check the boxes that apply and click "CREATE ACCOUNT"

4. Now you can make your submission

Project Updates

Latest news on delivery of your new park

Access to public open space is more important than ever. Merri-bek City Council is working hard to preserve and enhance existing open space, while also creating new parks in areas that need it.

In 2017, Merri-bek City Council endorsed the ambitious Park Close to Home framework, a strategic plan to fill open space gaps by creating new parks across Merri-bek.

This framework has seen the acquisition of land to create new parks in 6 locations across Merri-bek, one being at 14 Frith Street Brunswick.