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

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Council receive resident suggestions for street improvements

    July 2017

  • 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

    December 2019

  • 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

    Mid 2021

  • Timeline item 9 - complete

    Community consultation report published

    June 2021

  • Timeline item 10 - complete

    Design documentation and public tender process completed

    Late 2021

  • Timeline item 11 - complete

    Street greening construction

    Mid-February 2022 to November 2022

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on greening Provost Street and Little Provost Street in North Melbourne.

Street greening proposal

Explore our proposal for greening Provost Street and Little Provost Street.

Contact us

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