In line with the City of Melbourne Urban Forest Strategy, we are proposing to introduce street trees and greening to improve the look, environment and liveability of Little Baillie Street.

With its unique personality and ‘C’ shaped one-way road, currently Little Baillie Street has no street trees or greenery. In July 2021 we shared an initial proposal to transform the existing streetscape through the introduction of:

  • Tree canopy cover — for summer shade, visual impact and climate mitigation.
  • Street greening to help reduce traffic speed and ensure greater safety for pedestrians.
  • Biodiverse garden beds within passively irrigated tree plots to enhance native ecology, increase permeability and reduce storm water run-off.

We invited your feedback, and heard strong levels of support to progress works. You told us, you hoped for a street with greater visual appeal, climate resilience, and enhanced ecology. It was also important to minimise loss of on street car parking, accommodate future developments, and include native species.

We heard you and have refined plans to incorporate your ideas.

Read more about what we heard or check out our updated landscape plans on our Community consultation page.

News

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Council identifies Little Baillie Street for priority investment

    2019

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Conduct technical feasibility studies

    2020

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community consultation on initial proposal

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Sunday 25 July 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Analyse feedback and refine designs

    Winter 2021

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Detailed landscape design finalised

    A summary of changes published.

    December 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Prepare works tender

    December 2021

  • Timeline item 7 - active

    Street greening construction to commence

    January 2022

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on our plans for greening Little Baillie Street.

Street greening proposal

Learn about the proposed improvements for Little Baillie Street that were put out to community consultation in June 2021.

Contact us

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