Bonwick Street, Fawkner streetscape improvements
Council is undertaking the design for streetscape improvements of the Bonwick Street Shopping Strip, as part of Council’s Shopping Strip Renewal Program. The design phase will occur in 2017-18 followed by construction in 2018-19.
The aim is to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the shopping strip.
Potential improvements might include:
- Footpath upgrade, including kerb and channels
- Landscaping, including street trees and rain gardens
- Upgrade of street furniture as required
Major stages of the project
Consultation - complete
A survey was undertaken in March 2017 to seek community feedback on business development opportunities and potential streetscape improvements.
Design - in progress
Consultation feedback received is being reviewed in light of the existing condition and site needs. This information will inform the development of a draft concept plan, which will aim to address various issues including safety, amenity, and presentation of the streetscape.
Budget and timelines
- Budget: $50,000 (design)
- Design completion: July 2018
If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Sarah Borg, Urban Designer, on 9240 1111 or email Council's Urban Designer.