Cooling the Upfield Corridor


Consultation closes: 16 May 2018, 5:00 PM

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Cooling coverHave your say!

Over the past year, Council has been developing a plan to reduce the impacts of urban heat and reduce surface temperatures within the Upfield Corridor.

The draft action plan is now available for the community to view and we’d like to hear your feedback.

Download the Cooling the Upfield Corridor Draft Action Plan 2018-19 (PDF 12Mb).

For more information or to have your say please fill out the form below, send us an email, give us a call or come along to one of our consultation sessions. 

Project overview

Responding to the impacts of the Urban Heat Island Effect is an emerging priority for Moreland City Council. 

Council's Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan 2016-26 identified the Upfield Corridor as having some of the hottest surface temperatures within Moreland, and set out a range of strategies to minimise surface temperatures within the Upfield Corridor.

This project turns these broad strategies into an Action Plan to introduce water and landscaping to the Upfield Corridor to reduce land surface temperatures and improve amenity in public areas. This Action Plan identifies existing actions which are already underway and also helps coordinate new ideas and activities across Council to cool the corridor.

Key priorities of the Action Plan

  • Develop an action plan to reduce the urban heat island effect along the Upfield Corridor.
  • Identify locations for introducing water and landscaping along the Corridor.
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle amenity along the Corridor to encourage walking and cycling.
  • Coordinated approach across Council.

Study area

This Action Plan relates to the land bounded by the Merri Creek to the north, Barrow Street to the east, the Upfield Rail Line to the west and Park Street to the south.

The site stretches across the suburbs of Coburg and Brunswick and encompasses Jewell, Brunswick, Anstey, Moreland and Coburg train stations, the major public transport corridors of tram routes 19 and 6, and numerous bus routes which travel in the area.

Have your say

Community consultation sessions

We are running two consultation sessions to gather community feedback.

Complete our online form

Fill out the short questionnaire to submit your feedback. Feedback closes at 5 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018.



Alternately, you can email your feedback to Cooling the Upfield Corridor.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Council's Urban Design Unit on 9240 2472 or email the Cooling the Upfield Corridor project.


There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.


Consultation closes: 16 May 2018, 5:00 PM

There are different ways to have your say on this project or proposal. You can: