An enhanced civic and cultural precinct acts as a gateway to the Greenline. Indigenous culture and Melbourne’s unique ecology is visibly and boldly celebrated through the design of the landscape. A re-imagined edge provides an activated river frontage adjacent to Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.

  • Continue to engage meaningfully and respectfully with the Traditional Custodians at all stages of the project.
  • Work with the Traditional Custodians to ensure the cultural narrative of the River is celebrated and embedded into the project delivery process and built outcome.
  • Provide places for Aboriginal cultural practice and ceremony.
  • Create a city gateway and prominent entry to the Greenline
  • Connect the existing sports, cultural, arts and transport destinations with the Greenline.
  • Provide increased space for pedestrians along the rivers edge.
  • Provide places to pause and enjoy the rivers edge.
  • Enhance riparian greening along the Birrarung Marr rivers edge.
  • Improve access from Flinders Street into Birrarung Marr.
  • Provide universal access from upper to lower promenade.
  • Work with land owners and managers on improvements to public space.
  • Consider current and future events as the precinct develops.

Birrarung Marr Precinct map

Select each dot to learn more. Key improvements are shown by the green dots and coordination and advocacy work are shown by the blue dots.

  • Engage with Traditional Custodians, RAP determination and Aboriginal Stakeholders (Birrarung Willam).
  • Engage with land owners and managers on potential improvements.
  • Interface with Parks Victoria assets including berthing operations at Federation Wharf.
  • Interface with Melbourne Water assets including Elizabeth Street main drain outfall.
  • Investigate heritage impacts of works interfacing with Princes Bridge and Flinders Street Station.
  • Undertake climate impact and asset vulnerability assessment.