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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 pedestrian spaces and inclusion of activities. Clear North-South connection through shopping strip. Active recreation area. Inclusion of monopoles within the plaza with 4m clearance requirement. Possible activation of monopole bases.
  • Removal of lattice towers to allow for other activities at the library extension area, inclusive of learning pods, story walks, gathering and open spaces. Passive recreation area.
  • South Library area to include gathering picnic areas and shade structures with new vegetation and topography to include planting terraces. Extension of carparking.

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 and addition of new loading bay to service the library. Removal of roundabout and replacement by long shared crossing providing two main safe crossing areas: general public and shared footpath inclusive of bicycle riders.
  • Swept paths to allow bus turns for left in/left out movements between Grace St and Watsonia Rd.
  • Ibbottson St closure will need to be assessed as design progresses to allow for appropriate turn around area for Council waste truck and library loading bay.

View the concept plan for design 4 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.