Central Park | NewQuayA NEW park that will eventually form part of a green trail through a key Docklands precinct has opened.
Central Park in NewQuay is the biggest park to open in the inner city since Birrarung Marr.
The 4600sq m open space is opposite the revitalised District Docklands shopping centre, and within walking distance from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.
Under the NewQuay West masterplan by developer MAB, the park and Ron Barassi Snr Sports Reserve near Bolte Bridge will be connected by a 4000sq m linear park.
The green link will run between five buildings with 1200 apartments comprising a $2 billion development that will complete the 14ha NewQuay precinct over the next five years.
MAB managing director Andrew Buxton said the green space would be the envy of the Docklands.
'So people are going to be able to walk around, walk their dogs here,' he said.
'MAB's vision for NewQuay has always been to create a vibrant and creative city for Melburnians to live, work and play.'
Launching the new park yesterday, Lord Mayor Sally Capp said she was impressed with the quality neighbourhoods created at NewQuay over the decades.
'We can all appreciate that higher-density living puts pressure on our public amenity, so the NewQuay Central Park has an important role today and into the future,' she said.
Over the next three years, the precinct will see the completion of a supermarket, state primary school, Quest and Marriott hotels, and new offices.
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