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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, visit City Projects.