In line with the City of Melbourne Urban Forest Strategy, we proposed 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, Little Baillie Street had 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 refined our plans to incorporate your ideas.
Read more about what we heard or check out our updated landscape plans on our Community consultation page.
This project has now been completed.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Council identifies Little Baillie Street for priority investment
Timeline item 2 - complete
Conduct technical feasibility studies
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
Timeline item 5 - complete
Detailed landscape design finalised
A summary of changes published.
Timeline item 6 - complete
Prepare works tender
Timeline item 7 - complete
Street greening construction
January to March 2022