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Key Urban Design Strategies

  • Re-design of Morwell carpark to allow for a wide connection to RSL and shared path through the new carpark.
  • Maximization of both Morwell and Library pedestrian spaces, linked by surface treatments. Clear North-South connection through shopping strip.
  • Library extension inclusive of learning story walks, gathering open and activity areas. Library outdoors to be main square space.
  • South Library area to include gathering picnic areas and shade structures with new vegetation and topography to include planting terraces. Extension of carpark.

Key Traffic Changes

  • Morwell Ave. is consolidated to an undivided carriage way at the south side, connecting directly to Grace St instead of Watsonia Rd.
  • Removal of Ibbottson St connection. Some re-distribution of traffic due to these changes. Removal of rondaboutand replacement by elongated median strip providing pedestrian refuge and safe crossing between areas.
  • Movements between Grace St and Watsonia Rd would be restricted to left in/left out. Can be explored allowing right turns from roads/street as design options progress.
  • Ibbottson St closure will need to be assessed as design progresses to allow for appropriate turn around area for Council waste trucks.

View the concept plan for design 2 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.

Our community is made up of diverse cultures, beliefs, abilities, bodies, sexualities, ages and genders. We are committed to access, equity, participation and rights for everyone: principles which empower, foster harmony and increase the wellbeing of an inclusive community.