In the 2018 “InStonnington” Spring Edition, Stonnington City Council recognised UMS’ efforts in creating open space through pocket parks. Several new local parks in Prahran (including 55 Porter Street, 18 Regent Street and 25 Mount Street) have recently been completed by UMS and are now open to the public.
Open Space is a highly valued community asset and it is becoming increasingly sought after as population growth and development density in Stonnington continues to place pressure on all areas of the municipality. These pocket parks improve connections to surrounding spaces and provide more greenery and open space for Stonnington City Council’s community.
Stonnington City Council has continued to invest in expanding its communities open space by purchasing the property at 129 Peel Street, Windsor, which together with the Will Sampson Centre, has recently been demolished to provide better connectivity, more open space and greenery, and improved amenity. Temporary paths and lawn areas have been installed in these spaces and UMS will begin construction of the permanent spaces in early spring. It includes new concrete paths, park lighting, seating and more greenery.