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About the parklands

Quarry Hills Regional Parklands will expand to create 1,088 hectares of green open space for communities in and around Mernda, Wollert, Epping and South Morang. Creating the new, larger parklands will help protect native plants and animals and strengthen cultural heritage.

Visitors will be able to experience new walking and cycling trails, connect with nature and enjoy healthy outdoor activities.

Some big rocks in the middle of a walking trail, green overgrown shrubs on each side of the trail

Where will the parklands be located?

The parklands are located within the traditional lands of the Woiwurrung People. They will stretch from Mernda to South Morang, around 30 kilometres north east of Melbourne’s CBD.

Quarry hills regional parklands map

When will the parklands open?

You can visit Quarry Hills Regional Parklands now. New park areas and facilities will open in stages.


  1. Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

    November 2018

  2. Planning phase


  3. Cultural values study

    Late 2022

  4. Consultation

    November 2022-January 2023

  5. Final future directions plan

    Mid 2023

  6. Park improvements

    Late 2023

Key partners, stakeholders, Traditional Owners, and the community are working closely to create the new parklands.

Want to get involved?

The City of Whittlesea’s community consultation was held between November 2022 and January 2023.

You can follow the City of Whittlesea's engagement webpage to keep up to date with the outcome and the next stages of the project.

More information

For a fact sheet contact the Suburban Parks Program team.

Page last updated: 14/11/23