Hardware Lane is one of Melbourne’s most loved laneway destinations. The City of Melbourne is upgrading the laneway to renew the streetscape and attract more visitors to the space.
- upgrading the existing road surface by replacing the red brick with bluestone pavers
- upgrading the stormwater drainage (completed in 2020)
- replacing 12 declining trees with 14 new trees
- installing new catenary lighting.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Consultation on the concept plan
28 August to 26 September 2018
Timeline item 2 - complete
20 July to 20 October 2020
Timeline item 3 - complete
Consultation on proposed design
16 July to 22 August 2021 (closing date extended)
Timeline item 4 - complete
Works on stage one of the project (from Bourke Street to Little Bourke Street)
Monday 1 May to November 2023.
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Works on stage two of the project (from Little Bourke Street to Lonsdale Street)