Works to revitalise the Acland Street streetscape and upgrade the tram terminus have been delivered through a partnership between Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the City of Port Phillip and Yarra Trams.

The integrated place-based urban design has created space for all to enjoy local art, culture, performances and pop-up events, while improving the safety, comfort, capacity, reliability and accessibility of Route 96, one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes.

The tram terminus was redeveloped as part of the Route 96 Upgrade project and provided Council with the opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which had not been refreshed since the 1990s. The design for Acland Street seamlessly integrates a pedestrian friendly streetscape with a new level-access Route 96 tram terminus and aligns with the principles of the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan and community feedback from the 2015 consultation process. Its unique tram shelters and circle paving pattern will ensure the street remains a distinctive place, and reflects what people said was important about St Kilda.

Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade took approximately three months and could not have been delivered without your patience and understanding. We encourage you to come down and enjoy the revitalised Acland Street and new public plaza.

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