City of Melbourne is proposing to enhance the quality and function of public space in Hawke Street, West Melbourne.

Hawke Street is a very wide paved road that runs between Railway Place and Victoria Street. It has two small parks with a substantial amount of parallel and median-strip parking along its length. It is home to a diverse mix of Victorian terrace houses, converted warehouse apartments, and a handful of large shopfronts. Notable landmarks include the Mcmahons Hotel, West Melbourne Baptist Community Centre and Miami Hotel.

The area is transitioning from a commercial precinct to a mixed-use neighbourhood, with a rapidly growing population. With this change, comes an opportunity to redefine the street’s character as a linear boulevard of trees, green landscaping, protected bike lanes and pedestrian paths.

The Hawke Street Linear Park project is a key initiative of the West Melbourne Structure Plan (2018).

The proposal seeks to reduce through-traffic (mitigating increased vehicle flow from the West Gate Tunnel), improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, and ‘green’ the entire length, making Hawke Street a better place to live and sustainably commute.

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  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation on preliminary concept plan

    26 March to 25 April 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Feedback collated and reviewed

    Mid 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Concept Plan endorsed by Councillors for further consultation

    Nov 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community workshop to test and refine designs

    December 2021

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Community consultation on new concept plan

    20 December 2021 to 18 January 2022

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete



  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Presented to the Future Melbourne Committee for endorsement


  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete



Hawke Street Linear Park proposal

Explore the proposed enhancements for Hawke Street Linear Park, from initial concepts through to updated landscape designs.

Community consultation

Feedback we collected to guide enhancements for Hawke Street.

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