Construction Commenced!

Construction has commenced on the new park at 260 Sydney Road. During construction, access will remain to all properties around the site. However, access through the site will not be possible until the works are complete. We expect construction to be complete in November 2024.

Council officers and the contractor will be on site most days to resolve any issues quickly. If you have any questions when construction begins, please contact us using the details below.

Updates on the project will be published regularly here on the website.

We have a new name! Michelle Guglielmo Park

Last year we asked you to share your naming suggestions for the new park. As a result of this community submissions process, we received many naming ideas - thank you for your submissions!

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.

Earlier this year we created a shortlist of 3 names which were endorsed by Council (Wa dam buk, Michelle Guglielmo and Noogal nganjin) and invited you to vote for your preferred name. We received many submissions, and at the April 2024 Council meeting councillors endorsed the name that received the most votes from the community.

We look forward to opening the Michelle Guglielmo Park in November!

The Design

The feedback you provided us in 2022 and 2023 has shaped the design of the park, which includes trees and planting, timber decks, bench seats, a lawn area, a drinking fountain, a canopy with integrated artwork and a film projector.

The final design for the park is shown on the interactive plan below. Scroll down to see a 360 interactive video of the park design (artists impression).

You can see the final design of the art canopy by Manda Lane, and the art projections by Jenna Lee here!

260 Sydney Road Projector Project

The 260 Sydney Road projector platform provides a platform for community, artists, students, and filmmakers, to present work through month-long looped projections from dusk to dawn. Curated and managed by the Little Projector Company, the Twosixty Projector is a projected creative notice board for the communities of Merri-Bek, actively prioritising content of artists, curators who are First Nations people, CALD, women, LGBTIQ and people with disability.

For more information on the projection program visit