Elizabeth Street is one of Melbourne’s most significant city streets. It is an entrance to Melbourne’s central retail area and a primary city transport route.
The City of Melbourne has released the Elizabeth Street Strategic Opportunities Plan, which provides a long-term vision to transform Elizabeth Street and extend the quality of Melbourne’s retail heart. The proposed changes would see Elizabeth Street reconfigured to improve access for shopping, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
Stage one of the upgrade to Elizabeth Street South (Flinders Street to Flinders Lane) has been approved and construction is scheduled to take place February to May 2021. The Elizabeth Street Strategic Opportunities Plan forms a subsequent phase and focuses on the area between Little Collins Street and La Trobe Street.
Read more about the Elizabeth Street Strategic Opportunities Plan and the feedback we heard to help guide it below.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Community consultation - phase one
Timeline item 2 - complete
South-end concept design released
Timeline item 3 - complete
Construction of western side
June to September 2017
Timeline item 4 - complete
Community consultation - phase two
August to October 2017
Timeline item 5 - complete
Pop-up park at southern end of Elizabeth Street
13 December 2017 to 25 March 2018
Timeline item 6 - complete
Strategic Opportunities Plan endorsed by Council
21 May 2019
Timeline item 7 - complete
Relevant authority approvals
January to May 2020
Timeline item 8 - active
Construction to southern end
February to May 2021