Fitzroy Street Streetscaping

Consultation has concluded

Update: Community feedback on the draft plan

In July 2014, the City of Port Phillip consulted the community about making changes to Fitzroy Street to make it a greener, brighter, easier place to get together and enjoy.

The upgrade to the south side of Fitzroy Street between Grey and Jackson streets will commence in mid-2015.

This project will provide the much anticipated greening and lighting improvements desired by the local community.

More information

For more information

Please contact ospace@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone ASSIST on (03)9209 6777.

Update: Community feedback on the draft plan

In July 2014, the City of Port Phillip consulted the community about making changes to Fitzroy Street to make it a greener, brighter, easier place to get together and enjoy.

The upgrade to the south side of Fitzroy Street between Grey and Jackson streets will commence in mid-2015.

This project will provide the much anticipated greening and lighting improvements desired by the local community.

More information

For more information

Please contact ospace@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone ASSIST on (03)9209 6777.
Consultation has concluded
  • Community feedback on the draft plan

    about 4 years ago
    Sketch   central median greening v2

    Over 130 responses were received, primarily from residents within the area.

    What you liked

    • Low level greening and planting
    • Planting of palm trees within the central median
    • Renewing lighting to improve perceptions of safety
    • Creating a place to meet / seating at the intersection of Grey Street

    Your priorities and suggestions

    • Lighting, lower level greening and palm trees were the highest priority in terms of design elements.
    • Both the central median greening and the work at the intersection of Grey and...

    Over 130 responses were received, primarily from residents within the area.

    What you liked

    • Low level greening and planting
    • Planting of palm trees within the central median
    • Renewing lighting to improve perceptions of safety
    • Creating a place to meet / seating at the intersection of Grey Street

    Your priorities and suggestions

    • Lighting, lower level greening and palm trees were the highest priority in terms of design elements.
    • Both the central median greening and the work at the intersection of Grey and Fitzroy streets were important priority areas .
    • Suggestion for a small stage to provide a set for buskers and performers at the intersection of Jackson and Fitzroy street.

    Suggested changes

    • Remove group seating at Jackson Street.
  • Changes to the design in response to feedback

    about 4 years ago
    Sketch   jackson st v2

    Works include replacing the existing lights in the footpath between Grey and Acland streets (only south side of street) and additional lighting in Jackson Street.

    New palms, planting, lighting, feature paving and seating will be welcome additions to selected locations in the street.

    Proposed works

    1. Greening the currently disused section road by constructing a landscaped central median, which received a high level of support. This area will continue to accommodate mature palms, planting, and feature lighting. It will also capture stormwater runoff to irrigate the new garden beds. Pedestrian refuges will be accommodated in select...

    Works include replacing the existing lights in the footpath between Grey and Acland streets (only south side of street) and additional lighting in Jackson Street.

    New palms, planting, lighting, feature paving and seating will be welcome additions to selected locations in the street.

    Proposed works

    1. Greening the currently disused section road by constructing a landscaped central median, which received a high level of support. This area will continue to accommodate mature palms, planting, and feature lighting. It will also capture stormwater runoff to irrigate the new garden beds. Pedestrian refuges will be accommodated in select locations.
    2. In response to suggestions a meeting point at the intersection of Grey and Fitzroy streets, work at this location will continue to include new artwork that will be visible from trams and traffic coming to St Kilda from the City. Work will deliver low level planting, seating, bike racks and ambient lighting to improve perceptions of safety and security.
    3. A location at Jackson Street for performers was suggested. Further design work will accommodate this through an informal deck and single seating, rather than the bench style previously suggested in this location. A raised priority crossing over Jackson Street will improve pedestrian safety. Palms and low level planting within rain gardens will improve the quality of stormwater runoff into Port Phillip Bay. New artwork will also feature in this location.
  • Key features of the Fitzroy Street upgrade

    over 4 years ago
    Photo of central median area for upgrade on fitzroy st

    The following are key features of the Fitzroy Street upgrades with artists impressions.

    Central garden beds (central median greening)

    We would like to put a central garden bed in the median strip of Fitzroy Street that will feature flowering succulent plants and mature palm trees that are uplit at night.

    The median will also have crossing points for pedestrians.

    The central median greening will cover currently available land with the removal of the existing 133 tram stop.

    Jackson Street Intersection

    Curb extensions at Jackson and Grey Street intersections will create feature garden beds...

    The following are key features of the Fitzroy Street upgrades with artists impressions.

    Central garden beds (central median greening)

    We would like to put a central garden bed in the median strip of Fitzroy Street that will feature flowering succulent plants and mature palm trees that are uplit at night.

    The median will also have crossing points for pedestrians.

    The central median greening will cover currently available land with the removal of the existing 133 tram stop.

    Jackson Street Intersection

    Curb extensions at Jackson and Grey Street intersections will create feature garden beds that also perform water treatment.

    Two new seating areas will also be introduced at Jackson and Grey Street to create new spaces where people can meet and enjoy, both day and night. The seating will combine the bluestone crazy paving from Cleve Plaza with the popular seating design from the foreshore.

    Other features include:

    • Raised pedestrian priority crossing over Jackson Street
    • Palms with up-lighting
    • New garden beds in curbs
    • Feature paving to match Cleve Plaza
    • Foreshore style seating with ambient lighting
    • Public art such as a sculpture, lighting or street art

    Grey Street Intersection

    The feature garden beds and new seating in Grey Street will create areas where people can gather,  clear meeting points for visitors and performance spaces.

    Other features include:

    • Palms with up-lighting
    • New garden beds
    • Bike racks
    • Feature paving to match Cleve Plaza
    • Foreshore style seating with ambient lighting
    • Public art such as a sculpture, lighting or street art

    Safety and lighting

    Uplighting trees and feature lighting under bench seats and public art will be combined with improved pedestrian lighting in sections of the street.

    Pedestrian scale lighting will improve perceptions of safety whilst enhancing the amenity in this busy night precinct.