VEAC Metropolitan Melbourne Open Space Inventory

The dataset consists of polygons delineating areas of public land(1) and local council land(2) that have been classified as public open space. Polygon attributes describe the public open space category and owner. The datset covers 31 municipalities in metropolitan Melbourne.

The definition used to attribute a polyon as public open space is 'those areas of public land and local council land that have an accepted and ongoing community use for outdoor recreation and informal activities, and that are freely accessible to the public'.

The VEAC Metropolitan Melbourne Open Space Inventory does not include Commonwealth land; schools; cemeteries; gated facilities; road plantations; closed roads; concourses around stadia; inaccessible Trust for Nature properties; 'services and utilities' public land that does not have an ongoing recreational use; future open space (e.g. areas covered by Public Aquisition Overlays); and uncategorised public land.

  1. 'Public Land' is Crown land and freehold land owned by Victorian Government Agencies.

  2. 'Local Council Land' is freehold land owned by local councils.

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VEAC Metropolitan Melbourne Open Space Inventory

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Additional information

Field Value
Date Published 2014-11-12
Date Updated 2018-12-31
Agency Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
[Open Data]
Citation Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2019
Attribution Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2019
Data Temporal Coverage: 2019-12-31 to 2011-08-30
Geospatial Coverage 141,-39,150,-34
Geospatial Scale 1:25,000
Geospatial Accuracy Not Known Input datasets have varying positional accuracies. Where possible Melbourne Open Space Inventory polygons were referenced back to the cadastre. However, not all polygon boundaries are coincident with cadastral parcels. This occurs for some polygons where one or more edges were digitised from 35cm resolution aerial imagery (January 2009 and December 2010).
Full Metadata URL http://services.land.vic.gov.au/catalogue/metadata?anzlicId=ANZVI0803004707&publicId=guest&extractionProviderId=1
Recent Downloads Count 8 (November 2014)