April 3rd, 2023
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Concept designs for a project that will transform a four-kilometre stretch along the northern banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River have been unveiled.
(top image: Birrarung Marr: Flinders Walk)
The City of Melbourne has released proposed design ideas for its $315.6 million Greenline Project.
Set to connect a four-kilometre area on the northern banks of the Yarra River from Birrarung Marr south east of the Melbourne CBD to the Bolte Bridge south-west of the CBD, the project will deliver an integrated area of promenades, parks, open spaces, cultural activities and environmental renewal and serve as a focal area for tourists and locals.
It will provide a visiting experience which includes tree-lined vista, riverfront boardwalks, event spaces, natural wetlands and cultural meeting places.
It will also feature significant recognition and celebration of contemporary Wurundjeri culture and heritage.
The project involves five distinct precincts (see map).
These and the design ideas surrounding them include:
The Birrarung Marr Precinct, which sits at the eastern end of the project and includes Birrarung Marr, Federation Vaults and Flinders Walk (refer top image). Design ideas include seasonal cultural events and performance spaces and an expanded river promenade which will deliver uninterrupted views of the river and Southbank.
The Falls Precinct, where design ideas include a new linear park next to Sandridge Bridge, an ecological rivers edge and floating pontoons, upgrades to Enterprize Park and a new wetland habitat for local wildlife, ground floor artistic and cultural institutions and rooftop restaurants and cafes at the Banana Alley Vault
The River Park Precinct(Batman Park) precinct. Proposed designs include expanded open space and lawns, new activities space under the Flinders Street viaduct, ecological …
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