The City of Melbourne established the Green Your Laneway program to help transform the city’s laneways into leafy, green and useable spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Four pilot laneways were selected in 2017 to be the first of the Green Your Laneway pilot program. These included:

  • Coromandel Place
  • Guildford Lane
  • Katherine Place
  • Meyers Place.

After intensive design development, involving substantial input from the community, these four lanes have now been completed.

Five years after the four Green Your Laneway pilot projects were built, the City of Melbourne evaluated the projects to understand the factors that contribute to successful laneway greening. The evaluation resulted in three models to support future laneway greening, which were endorsed in August 2023.

Visit Greening Laneways to read about the evaluation and download the summary report.

Consultation closed

Past updates


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Nomination period

    Open until 15 November 2015

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Shortlist announced

    November 2015

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Meetings with participants in shortlisted lanes

    December 2015

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Pilot lanes announced

    January 2016

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Workshops to develop community vision

    April 2016

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    ​Concept designs exhibited

    November 2016

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Construction completed

    December 2017

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    Evaluation of pilot project and endorsement of models for future laneway greening

    August 2023

Green Your Laneway pilot project history

Pilot project laneway visions and community consultation.

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