A Bigger, Greener Enterprize Park Has Reopened as Part of the Greenline Project
The waterfront precinct is open again following significant upgrade works, now sporting an extra 1000 square metres of green space and picnic lawn.
April 11, 2022
In December 2021, the City of Melbourne unveiled the latest designs for its ambitious, multimillion-dollar Greenline project, set to rejuvenate a large stretch along the north bank of the Yarra. And while it's unknown when the whole thing will be completed, we've now been given an IRL taste of what's to come, with this week's launch of the new-look Enterprize Park.
Marking the first phase of the Greenline development, the riverside park's revamp has gifted Melbourne with an extra 1000 square metres of grassy public space, which is almost the size of an Olympic swimming pool. Along with the new lawns, the precinct now features upgraded pathways and wider staircases to improve accessibility, as well as additional seating along the riverbank.
Plans for the Enterprize Park rejuvenation were also guided by the site's known history as a gathering place for Indigenous Australians. The hope is that going forward, the precinct can act as a meeting place for Aboriginal cultural tours.
In its entirety, the proposed Greenline project spans a four-kilometre section of riverside stretching from Birrarung Marr to the Bolte Bridge. It's expected to cost up to $300 million, delivering one of the biggest transformations of the city since the opening of Fed Square back in 2002.
Greenline is set to incorporate a stack of new parkland, a new maritime heritage trail, and a series of waterside pedestrian boardwalks and bridges, in the hopes of transforming a previously underused pocket of land into a world-class waterfront precinct.
You can find more details on the new-look Enterprize Park over on the City of Melbourne website.
Published on April 11, 2022 by Libby Curran