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Key Urban Design Strategies

  • Re-design of Morwell carpark to allow for a wide pedestrian connection to RSL and shared path through all areas and activities. Morwell Ave side is the main square space.
  • Maximization of Morwell pedestrian spaces, inclusive of open/gathering and active areas. North-South connection through shopping strip.
  • Library extension inclusive of learning areas, sensory garden and an open plaza to allow for pop up markets / book sales / story walks etc.
  • South Library area to include seating areas within existing significant vegetation and additional planting. Use of topography for play and extension of carparking.

Key Traffic Changes

  • Morwell Ave. is consolidated to an undivided carriage way at the north side.
  • Few changes from a traffic perspective, with existing road network connections largely maintained.
  • Roundabout at Watsonia Road / Morwell Avenue / Grace Street / Ibbottson Street intersection still results a number of intersections, pedestrians would need to cross, however raising the roundabout would help improve pedestrian safety.
  • Grace Street west leg of the Watsonia Road / Morwell Avenue / Grace Street / Ibbottson Street intersection needs to be realigned slightly, interfacing with the circulating carriageway rather than the Watsonia Road south leg for better traffic outcomes.

View the concept plan for design 1 without hotspots.

Birds eye view of design concept

Banyule City Council is proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as traditional custodians of the land and we pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders, past, present and emerging, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the region’s history.


Banyule is a diverse community, made up of people from different cultures, beliefs, abilities, bodies, ages, sexualities, genders and identities. Council is committed to inclusion, access and equity for everyone. These principles foster cohesiveness, empower people and improve the wellbeing of the Banyule community.