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Village St lights up

02 Aug 2018

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The lights have been switched on in Village St as part of an activation conceived by Development Victoria and Walker Corporation. 

The initiative aims to enhance the street lighting underneath the Collins St bridge and make the space more attractive for community, retailers and visitors.

This place-making joint venture was proposed in July 2017 to improve the ambience of the area for pedestrians who use Village St, while highlighting a range of new retail “pods” located under Collins Square, such as Tribute Boxing.

Development Victoria’s general manager precincts, Simon Wilson, said Village St underwent an upgrade last year which transformed it into a pedestrian-friendly precinct and this project was an extension of that.

“This is a busy area on weekdays, but we identified that it needed some activation to encourage visitors and residents at other times,” he noted.

“Walker Corporation has attracted some great new businesses under the Collins St bridge and it will be great to be able to showcase them.”

“This is a perfect example of collaboration with a developer to activate a space that has a lot of potential. The stadium end of Village St has benefited from an upgrade so this is a natural extension,” Mr Wilson concluded.

Melbourne-based specialty lighting firm Electrolight has been engaged to design the installation, with Melbourne’s unique laneways the inspiration behind the lighting activation.

Walker Corporation shares Development Victoria’s vision to ensure the light activation was in place to celebrate the Firelight Festival.

The light installation will be an ongoing feature of Village St and consists of a spectrum of six colours, each colour holds for 15 seconds before a transition to the next colour. The lights run every day from 5.30am-7am and from 5.30pm-7pm

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