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Community engagement has concluded

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the design concepts for the four pilot laneways.

We had a great response with a number of submissions shared by the community. We will post a summary of the feedback on this page early in the new year.

Your feedback will help inform the final designs. Over the next few months we will develop final concepts. Following approval, we will commence construction.

We appreciate your ongoing interest in Green Your Laneway. If you would like further information, please feel free to email us at greeningmelbourne@melbourne.vic.gov.au


Design concepts

Working closely with residents and businesses, we’ve developed a range of preliminary concept designs for each laneway. These initial designs show a range of greening options that we are investigating in each lane.

Click through the tiles below and explore the range of greening approaches we are working on with the stakeholders in each laneway.

Meyers Place Pop Up Garden

Meyers Place was transformed into a 'pop up' green space between 3 - 14 November, to demonstrate how the lane might be changed permanently next year. It also helped the project team test a number of possibilities for the space.

On Saturday 12 November the lane was further activated for the Meyers Place Pop Up Garden, with live music, urban gardening advice and the project team on hand to talk about the designs. We had many wonderful conversations and overall the 'pop up' has been hailed as a very successful experiment.

Background

Our four pilot laneways were selected earlier this year to be the very first laneways of the Green Your Laneway pilot program. We are carrying out this project because we believe that our laneways can be the city's back yard - with vertical greening, trees, and new places to sit down and relax.

Watch the video below to find out more about our progress.

Laneway greening map

There are over two hundred lanes in the central city, making up an area of almost nine hectares – bigger than Flagstaff Gardens. We have established the Green Your Laneway program to help transform the city’s laneways into leafy, green and useable spaces for everyone to enjoy. The City of Melbourne will fund up to four green laneways in the central city. City residents, building owners and businesses can all play a role in helping choose these first pilot projects.

As part of the program we’ve developed a world-first interactive map that shows laneways that could go green, based on the amount of sunlight they receive, exposure to wind and physical characteristics. The map also shows all nominations received in the first phase of community engagement.