In line with the City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy and upgrades suggested by local residents and business owners, we proposed to improve the look, feel and function of Provost Street and Little Provost Street in North Melbourne, via an investment in:
- large canopy trees that create shade and visual impact
- a super-wide nature strip, improving the pedestrian experience and accommodating community garden boxes
- road narrowing, to reduce the number and speed of ‘through vehicles’
- diverse understory planting, to encourage a healthy ecology.
We understand that these streets are a key part of your neighbourhood and are where locals spend valuable time. Together, we finalised a plan for these streets that improves their liveability, for your family and generations to come.
Our traffic and drainage engineers, along with landscape design experts collaborated on an initial concept plan that was open for community consultation from 27 August to 21 September 2020.
Feedback gathered was analysed and used to refine the design, which you can see below. Learn more about what we heard on the community consultation page.
Final planting was completed in December 2022.
See the updated plan
Timeline item 1 - complete
Council receive resident suggestions for street improvements
Timeline item 2 - complete
Early landscape plan developed based on community proposal
Timeline item 3 - complete
Technical feasibility studies conducted
Timeline item 4 - complete
Little Provost Street identified for priority greening
Timeline item 5 - complete
Residents receive project update letter
Timeline item 6 - complete
Consultation on street greening proposal
27 August to 21 September 2020
Timeline item 7 - complete
Analyse feedback and refine designs
End of 2020 to early 2021
Timeline item 8 - complete
Detailed landscape design finalised
Timeline item 9 - complete
Community consultation report published
Timeline item 10 - complete
Design documentation and public tender process completed