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 Scarborough Place in Kensington through:

  • the introduction of canopy cover with large deciduous trees that create shade in summer and visual impact
  • road narrowing, to reduce the number and speed of ‘through vehicles’ adding to street safety
  • street gardens with biodiverse 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 this street that improves the look and liveability, contributing to the sense of place and character of the community for you, your family and generations to come.

Our traffic and drainage engineers, along with landscape design experts collaborated on an initial concept plan, which was open for community consultation from 11 March to 1 April 2021. Feedback gathered was analysed and used to refine the final designs.

Consultation closed

Past updates


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  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Scarborough Place identified for street greening

    Preliminaries and site investigations undertaken


  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Technical feasibility studies conducted


  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community consultation

    Consult with the local community about their feedback on the street greening proposal.

    11 March to 1 April 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Analyse feedback and refine designs

    Feedback gathered during community consultation will be analysed and used to refine the final plan.

    April 2021

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Detailed landscape design finalised

    A summary of changes published.

    November 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Prepare works tender

    December 2021

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Street greening construction

    January to August 2022

Community consultation

What we heard regarding greening Scarborough Place in Kensington.

Street greening proposal

See the initial proposal for greening Scarborough Place that was prepared for consultation in March 2021.

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