About 260 Sydney Rd

Merri-bek's “Park Close to Home” plan is about improving access to open space across Merri-bek. The aim of the plan is to ensure the Merri-bek community live within 500 metres walking distance to a park or open space, and within 300 metres for those living in our busiest areas.

As part of this plan, we have purchased the property at 260 Sydney Rd in the heart of Brunswick (opposite the Brunswick Town hall, facing Sydney Road) to turn it into a public open space.

Our second round of community consultation is now closed. Thank you for your feedback! It will help us shape the Concept Design for the new open space, which we look forward to sharing with you in early 2023.

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Events at the TwoSixty site

Two Sixty Projector Program

The Twosixty projector public art platform provides a platform for 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.

Running until January 5 with different content every month. Make sure to keep an eye out!

The Projects Events

The temporary programming of the TwoSixty site by “These Are The Projects We Do Together” has come to an end. Some great events have been held over the last 18 months demonstrating how the site can and will be used going forward. Council would like to thank The Projects team and all the groups, artists and community members who have run and attended events – the variety and quality of activities has been incredible.

The site is still available for public use, both informally and for organised events and activities. Click on the tab below for more details.

While design and planning works continue for the future park, the site is still available for public use, both informally and for organised events and activities.

Information about using the site for formal events can be found at:

Planning an event (merri-bek.vic.gov.au) or contact the Festival Officer at communityevents@moreland.vic.gov.au or calling 9240 1111 for advice.

If you would like to get in touch with “These Are The Projects We Do Together” or find out more about the great work they are doing in Merri-bek and across Melbourne go to These Are The Projects We Do Together

Community ideas for 260 Sydney Road

We consulted with the community in 2021, thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas! We received 60 comments about what people want to see in the future space. The diagram below shows the most frequent themes. The larger the coloured block, the more that theme was mentioned by the community.

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A grid of boxes that are different sizes and colours. One half of the grid is a large green box with the title

Design Ideas

The feedback you shared with us helped us to shape 3 design ideas for the new open space. We've created these plans and images to help you visualise possibilities for this space. These are not final designs - they are conversation starters! Click on each box to see more of the ideas.

The design ideas above are preliminary only and do not reflect a final built outcome. The renders are artists' impressions of possible ideas. They illustrate what an established (15+ year old) space might look and feel like. The scope of works and design is subject to review by authorities and further costing, and community feedback.

Site limitations and considerations

Like many areas of Brunswick, there may be some underground contamination on this site. This will be addressed to make the site safe for use, but it means we won't be able to include a playground as part of the project. Instead we'll focus on making the space safe and inviting for kids, somewhere they can play and rest. Remediating contamination may also place constraints on our budget. This is something we'll have more information about as we work through the detailed design with our engineers.

How you can participate

The first phase of consultation has now closed. We will now develop a concept design that will be presented for community feedback in 2023. To receive updates on this project hit the +FOLLOW button at the top of this page.
  • Online Information Sessions

    We're hosting facilitated, online information sessions for you to learn more and join the conversation.

    Bookings are now closed

  • Chat to us in person

    We held two sessions, on the 8th of October and the 13th of October.

    Thank you for joining!

  • Share your feedback

    Share your thoughts on the design ideas in an online survey.

    The survey is now closed.