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Development Victoria has started work to deliver a new pedestrian walkway for better and safer access between Flinders Street and Spencer Street, Docklands.

The new, permanent walkway under the rail line between Flinders Street and Southern Cross Station will link the Melbourne Quarter redevelopment to the rest of the city, making it one of Melbourne’s most pedestrian-friendly precincts. It will be a key gateway that better integrates Docklands with the CBD, helping to create a vibrant place for people to live, work and visit. 

“This pedestrian walkway will be further open up access between Docklands and the CBD,” Geoff Ward, Group Head Precincts at Development Victoria said. “It will be easier, safer, and more accessible and it will transform this part of the city.”

The new walkway has been designed for safe and accessible access and will include lighting, stairs, and a DDA-compliant ramp.

The design also features two generous public spaces and a landscape embankment, with bluestone paving and walls reflecting Melbourne’s inner-city character. The landscaping also incorporates a selection of Australian native plants.

Development Victoria has closed the temporary walkway on Flinders Street near East Tower – Melbourne Quarter to maintain public safety during construction. Pedestrians will be required to cross to the southern side of Flinders Street and use the path to and from the Spencer Street intersection.

“As one of only four connections between the city and Docklands, it is going to open up Melbourne Quarter to the city and contribute to what is becoming a thriving precinct,” Geoff Ward said.

The new walkway is expected to be completed and opened in early 2021.


For further media information:

Julia Angove, Communications and Engagement Manager, Development Victoria

0409 354 269

julia.angove@development.vic.gov.au