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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, with gathering and active areas, with a large shared zone connecting to library side. North-south connection through shopping strip.
  • Library extension inclusive of learning areas, story walks and open green spaces. Library area to work as a green pod with new vegetation.
  • South Library area to include planting terraces and extension to carparking.

Key Traffic Changes

  • Morwell Ave. extented to provide connections to existing driveway and accessible through shared zone from Grace St only, instead of Watsonia Rd.
  • Most significant change to traffic arrangements - volumes on High St and Grace St to be reviewed.
  • Shared zone crossing on Watsonia Rd will require further review. Traffic volumes are likely to be high for a formal shared zone, however alternative crossing treatments could be explored in line with broader concept.
  • Ibbottson St closure will need to be assessed as design progresses to allow for appropriate turn around area for Council waste trucks.
  • Shared zone connection from Grace St to Morwell Ave expected to meet volume requirements.

View the concept plan for design 3 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.