Shaping our city

Trans­forming Melbourne: check-in on capital works

3 January 2023

See your neighbourhood evolve before your eyes as we design and deliver about $280 million of capital works.

Whether it’s a city-shaping build or critical basics – like replacing 4800 sqm of worn-out footpaths with bluestone or installing security bollards – we’re working to ensure Melbourne remains Australia’s most liveable city.

One of our major projects is transforming Southbank Boulevard. So far we’ve delivered 22,000 sqm of public space, more than 400 new trees, 1.1 km of bike lanes and a new play space. We’ll start work on a linear park in Dodds Street this year.

A child swinging on a swing in an urban playground
Bring the kids to Southbank’s new play space

Meanwhile, at Australia Wharf, we’ve added new moorings to the marina, with waste, water and electrical connections for charter vessels, to support visitation and trade in Docklands.

Over recent months we’ve also completed greening projects across the city, including on Provost and Little Provost streets in North Melbourne, and in the Greek Quarter in the CBD.

Capital works in 2023

Fawkner Park oval

Keep an eye out for new turf, cricket wickets and irrigation on the southern sports field at Fawkner Park, a place 9000 locals enjoy each day. Works to enhance the Pasley Street North entrance are complete.

Kids on a sports field give the thumbs up
Get some exercise on Fawkner Park’s new and improved oval

Munro Library and Community Hub

Watch our flagship library with a makerspace and sound studios take shape alongside maternal health services, a community rooftop terrace, bookable spaces and more, opposite Queen Victoria Market.

Princes Bridge

See this beloved gateway to the city restored in stages to its former glory with new paint, bluestone rejuvenation, repair of iron crests, lampposts and balustrades, rewiring and fresh roadway asphalt.

Queen Victoria Market

Drop by to support traders at Melbourne’s beloved market. Ten of the market’s 12 heritage sheds have now been restored, with the final two – sheds H and I – set to get a makeover early this year. Plus, keep an eye out for the opening of the brand-new Food Hall.

A smiling person holding a plate of churros in front of a a Spanish donuts food truck
Support traders as Queen Victoria Market transforms

Royal Park pavilions

Community sport is booming, so we’ve upgraded the Western Pavilion into a spacious, eco-friendly facility with accessible change facilities for all. The Brens and Ryder pavilions are soon to follow.

Southbank Promenade

Make your way along the widened promenade with new bluestone paving and native trees. Works outside Hamer Hall are complete, and the sections close to the Evan Walker Bridge will recommence this year.

The Greenline Project

Imagine strolling from the MCG to Docklands along a vibrant riverside promenade of connected parklands and boardwalks. We’re starting work on the first section of this major project this year.

People sitting on a green riverbank
We’re greening the banks of the Birrarung

For more information, visit City Projects.

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