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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 dataset covers 31 municipalities in metropolitan Melbourne. The definition used to attribute a polygon 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 Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (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 Acquisition 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.

For more information please visit the Victorian Government Data Portal: or the Metadata Statement:

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Last Updated September 6, 2019, 00:09 (UTC)
Created February 22, 2017, 02:26 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Area Ha, Dominant LGA Name, Geometry, Majority Parcel PFI, Majority Parcel SPI, Name, OS Group, Object ID, Owner Name Summary, Polygon Source, Reference P, Unique Identifier, VEAC ID
Attribution The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (2018): VEAC Metropolitan Melbourne Open Space Inventory; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning 2018
Geometry Field SHAPE
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}