Te principal players are Parks Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industry, Melbourne Water, local government and Committees of Management (Parks Victoria 2002, 2006, 2009; MMBW
2007), but the success of any plans relies heavily on the support of community groups, adjacent landholders or managers and other park users.
(1.) Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne's Inner Area: A Position Statement (Melbourne: MMBW, 1977): 2.
(2.) Urban Economic Consultants, Socio-economic Implications of Urban Development (Melbourne: MMBW, 1977), 6-7.
In its 1977 report, the MMBW referred to the region within an approximately five kilometre radius of the CBD as Melbourne's "central core." Later, in the 1980s this area became known as "Central Melbourne," but the boundaries of this new zone were quite fluid.