The transformation of Village Street, Docklands from a busy road to a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly precinct is now complete.
The project, delivered by Development Victoria, will provide an opportunity for Village Street to be used for street festivals, live performances and other community events, given its location adjacent to the Bourke Street restaurant precinct and Etihad Stadium.
One of the key features of the upgrade has been changing traffic conditions between Bourke Street and Fishplate Lane from a two-way street into a one-way street, with traffic now flowing in a northerly direction towards Etihad Stadium.
Development Victoria General Manager Precincts, Simon Wilson, said the transformation had created a vibrant and green street, with new trees and planter beds.
“As well as the greening of the street, the change in traffic conditions now gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists, allowing Village Street to become a space for events,” he said.
“The local restaurants and businesses have been really supportive of this project as they see a real opportunity to activate the space.”
The $1.4 million project has included:
- New bluestone paving along the footpath and Village Street
- Additional seating
- New planter beds and more street trees
- Additional bike hoops
- Improved street lighting.