Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project

The Park Street Streetscape Improvement project will create a safe and refreshed streetscape for those living on or nearby, travelling through and using Park Street.

Location

Park Street, South Melbourne

Cost

The costs will be updated as information is available.

Why are we doing this?

The Park Street Streetscape Improvement project will create a safe and refreshed streetscape for those living on or nearby, travelling through and using Park Street.

We’ve also planned for the needs of local businesses, and for the many thousands of people who’ll be using the area once the adjacent Anzac Station opens in 2025.

At the Council Meeting held on 2 March 2022, Council decided to proceed with detailed design and construction of the Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project. This decision followed community consultation on the concept design which began in November 2021.

Officers have taken into consideration the feedback from the community, by balancing the demands including greening the street, providing safe bike and pedestrian paths and the availability of on-street parking.

The project also responds to community concerns and aspirations received as part of the community engagement on the Domain Precinct Public Realm Masterplan (PDF 6.7 MB).

Park Street, between Moray Street and St Kilda Road, is one part of the proposed bike networks in Council’s Move Connect Live: Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-28.

Council Endorsement for Project

At the Council Meeting held on 2 March 2022, Council decided to proceed with detailed design and construction of the Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project. This decision followed community consultation on the concept design which began in November 2021. (LINK to Council Report)

Following on from Councils endorsement, officers and external contractors have commenced work on the next stages of the project.

These works will be completed in two separate sections:

Moray Street to Kings Way

A temporary bike lane will be installed as a trial between Moray Street and Kings Way in mid-2022, prior to the implementation of the Victorian Governments Park Street Tram Link proposal.

Kings Way to St Kilda Road

Detailed design for the section between Kings Way and St Kilda Road is currently underway. Construction is expected to commence mid-2023.

More information and updates on this project can be found on Council's Have Your Say page.

Have your say

Community input has been important in helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone who lives near and uses Park Street.

That feedback was received through channels including our Have Your Say page, established for the project While the formal engagement window has now closed, you are welcome to visit the page, where you will find key project documents and contact details you can use to get in touch with our project team.

The impact

The impacts of the project will be updated as information is available.

Objectives

  • Renew the streetscape of Park Street because of the poor condition of the footpath and road and increased use from the future Anzac Metro Rail Station and redevelopment of properties in the local area
  • Make the street more attractive and comfortable for all users of the street by introducing landscaping and additional street trees for shade
  • Improve safety for people travelling along the Street by introducing protected bike lanes (temporary and permanent) and setting safer speeds

The project will improve street tree planting along Park Street by increasing tree canopy coverage by 50 per cent, adding further comfort to the users of the street.

The Park Street bike link will provide a more direct connection into the South Melbourne activity centre and towards Fishermans Bend. Enhanced rider access to Anzac Station from both Park Street and Domain Road and the improved bicycle infrastructure will encourage more bike riders to use this route.

Background documents

Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project - Consultation Outcomes - 2 March 2022 Council Meeting

Council Meeting - Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (PDF 745 KB) Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project - Release of draft concept design for consultation

3 March Council Meeting Agenda – Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project - Release of draft concept design for consultation Report 10.1

3 March Council Meeting Minutes - Council Motion - 10 Transport and Parking - Park Street Streetscape Improvement Project - Release of draft concept design for consultation

Comparative Assessment of Park Street Bike Link 2021 (PDF 8.1 MB) – CDM Research