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Village St transformation

31 Aug 2016

Village St is set to be revitalised into a vibrant, green and pedestrian-friendly space.

The upgrade, which begins in late-September, will see the street open to northbound traffic only between Fishplate Lane and Bourke St, making the area more pedestrian-friendly.

Places Victoria general manager precincts Simon Wilson said the work would include laying recycled bluestone pitchers to create a shared zone for pedestrians and vehicles, the installation of new green spaces in the form of planter beds and street trees and more seating, bike hoops and lighting.

“Removable bollards at Bourke St and Fishplate Lane will enable Village St to switch into event mode whether that be for a food festival, live performances or to soak up the pre and post-event atmosphere of Etihad Stadium,” Mr Wilson said.

The work is expected to take around three months because of the need to remove concrete slabs from under the road. 

“The project has been well supported by the surrounding buildings owners and tenants, and we are working with the contractor to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum,” Mr Wilson said.

Works are planned to begin in late-September once the necessary approvals are provided by the City of Melbourne, and are expected to be completed by early 2017.

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