Parklet Program

What is a Parklet?

The Moreland Parklet Program was adopted by Council in June 2017. 

A parklet is a structure which is located within street parking bays. This little ‘park’ re-purposes part of the street into a space for seating, planting, bicycle parking and art.

Parklets help to add diversity to the street and provide new public spaces. Although parklets are hosted and maintained by local businesses, they are public space for the community to enjoy.

There are 2 streams to the Moreland Parklet program, the short-term stream and the long-term stream.

Florence Street Parklet

Short-term stream

Businesses can nominate themselves to host a Council-owned Parklet for 6 months. Installations run from July to January and then from January to July each year to ensure each site experiences both cool and warmer weather. 

If you are interested in hosting a short term parklet, please complete the parklet assessment below. If your site is deemed to be suitable, you are then invited to submit a Site Proposal.

This option has a small fee involved and is a great way to test whether a parklet suits your street and your business.  

Our first businesses to host a Council Parklet are Small Block and Bikes Please on Piera Street in Brunswick East. In late November 2016, Council installed a short-term parklet out the front of both businesses on Piera Street which will be in place until July 2017.    

Fees for short-term stream

Short-term stream (hire for 6 months, installation and removal):

  • One parking space, $2060 
  • Two parking spaces, $3090
  • Three parking spaces, $4120

Fees are subject to annual budget changes. Correct as of July 2018.

The fee for approved applications can be paid through the Council website by Visa or MasterCard. Visit pay a one-off service fee.

Long-term stream

Applications are now open for long-term parklets in Moreland.

Businesses apply to Council to organise the design, construction and maintenance of their own Parklet.

This can be installed in a parking space out the front of the business for 1 year with the option to renew the permit annually.

If you are interested in hosting a long-term parklet then please complete the parklet assessment below. If your site is deemed to be suitable, you will be invited to submit a Site Proposal. 

Fees for long-term stream

  • One-off application fee, $300
  • One parking space, $515
  • Each additional parking space, $360.50

Fees are subject to annual budget changes. Correct as of July 2018.

The fee for approved applications can be paid through the Council website by Visa or MasterCard. Visit pay a one-off service fee.

How to apply to host a parklet

If you are interested in hosting a parklet or are interested in parklets in Moreland, we recommend you first read the Moreland Parklet Program guide (PDF 2Mb).

If you wish to apply for a short-term or long-term parklet, complete our parklets assessment below.

Parklets can only be located in designated parking spaces which meet specific site requirements and our assessment considers the appropriateness and safety of your proposed parklet location.

If the assessment indicates that your site is suitable for a parklet, we will invite you to complete an application.

Parklets assessment

Further information

If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Mangu Bhatikar, Senior Urban Designer, on 9340 2466 or email the parklet program

There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.