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.
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
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.
Timeline item 5 - complete
Detailed landscape design finalised
A summary of changes published.
Timeline item 6 - complete
Prepare works tender
Timeline item 7 - complete
Street greening construction
January to August 2022