In line with the City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy and upgrades suggested by local residents and business owners, we are proposing to improve the look, feel and function of Provost Street and Little Provost Street in North Melbourne, via a $1.2 million 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 have the opportunity to finalise a plan for these streets that will improve their liveability, for your family and generations to come.
Our traffic and drainage engineers, along with landscape design experts have collaborated on an initial concept plan that was open for community consultation from 27 August to 21 September 2020.
Feedback gathered will be analysed and used to refine the final designs.