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