Saxon Lane, Brunswick Activity Centre Upgrade

Project overview

Council is undertaking an upgrade to the closed road section of Saxon Street, next to the Brunswick Library. As part of the Brunswick Civic and Cultural Precinct, the aim of the project is to improve the pedestrian environment and connectivity of Saxon Lane, and create an attractive and useable community space.

Key improvements will include:

  • A new side entrance from Brunswick Library
  • New surfacing
  • Landscaping, including large canopy trees and garden beds
  • New street furniture
  • Informal space for community use

Budget and timelines

  • Budget: $350,000 (design and construction of Saxon Street and Library entrance)
  • Construction completion: July 2018

 Site Location, Saxon Lane Brunswick          Saxon Parade, Brunswick   


Consultation events took place on site in late 2015/ early 2016 (led by Co-Design) that informed Council of community visions for the space. This feedback has been used to develop an initial Saxon Lane Concept Design for community feedback. 

Comment is now sought on the Saxon Lane Concept Design. Feedback is due by Wednesday 10 January 2018. 

Download the Saxon Lane Concept Design (PDF 908Kb).

Give your feedback

You can email your comments to Council’s Urban Designer, Jason Flaherty on 9240 1287 or email Jason Flaherty.

Drop-in session

A drop-in session on site will be held on Tuesday 12 December 2017 with Council officers available to discuss the project any time between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

Next steps

Feedback and ideas from the current consultation process will be used to develop Council's concept design to a formal design. In the new year this will finalised to construction documentation with a contractor then sought to deliver the project.

More information 

If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Council’s Urban Designer, Jason Flaherty on 9240 1287 or email Jason Flaherty.


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