During February, we asked you to share your thoughts and ideas about Were Street. 494 people provided feedback to help inform the development of a vision for Were Street and we got a great picture of how important Were Street is to the local community.

Your feedback and ideas have been valuable in helping us to establish four key directions:

  1. Keep the village feel
  2. Safer access for walking & cycling
  3. More greenery & better public spaces
  4. Better traffic flow.

We also developed a vision to best respond to these four directions;

“Were Street will offer a unique village feel where people are given priority. It will provide comfortable, safe, vibrant and engaging spaces and more places for social engagement and connection for people of all ages and abilities.”

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Thank you for your comments and questions. Your feedback will be used to help us finalise the draft Were Street Vision. Feedback has now closed.

Artist impression of proposed village square and raised pedestrian crossing

Were Street Montmorency - Before Image Were Street Montmorency - After render

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Vision Map

Check out some of the proposed improvements to Were Street by clicking on the flashing hotspots.

Upgrade Were St Reserve and toilet facility
Increased parking bays
New tree plantings and landscaping
Wider footpaths
Rattray road entry point
Exit into Binn Street

Background

About Were Street

Were Street, Montmorency is a small neighbourhood activity centre running the length of Were Street, with a small number of shops located just off the main street. Were Street is a popular strip with a mix of retail, restaurants/cafes and services dotted by green space and gum trees, all of which combine to give Were Street a lot of charm and character. Adding to the popularity, Were Street hosts many events throughout the year including the QWere Street festival, food shares, live music and children's events, making Were Street a key point for community connection.

About the project

To ensure Were Street remains a popular, accessible, safe, flexible and sustainable neighbourhood activity centre we are planning to upgrade its streetscape and we want your input.

The streetscape upgrade will include:

  • roadworks
  • footpaths
  • street furniture
  • trees
  • open space
  • public toilets

There are two key stages of the streetscape upgrade project for community input:

Stage One - Pre concept design phase

Tell us how you use Were Street, Montmorency, what you love, value about it and how we can improve the streetscape.

Stage Two - Post concept design phase

We will use your feedback to developed draft concept designs. We will then ask for feedback on the draft concept design with future streetscape upgrade construction taking place in 2021.

This project aligns with our Council Plan (2017-2021) objective 'Place’, ensuring we continue to provide you with great places and spaces.