In mid-2017, Council spoke to the local community about ideas to convert the southern end of Station Street in North Carlton into an area for community use.

The purpose of the consultation was to investigate how the space could be used if Station Street was closed at Princes Street.

In May 2017, we invited community members to attend a workshop to provide their ideas. Following that workshop, Council developed three concepts with temporary and long-term options.

To view the concepts, please download the document or view the photos to the right of this page.

Feedback on the three concepts

  • Three responses were in favour of the concept design options (Option 2 or 3) that encouraged street activities and public space. One response was opposed to a reduction in on-street parking.
  • Four responses were in favour of Option 1 (i.e. some further greenery), but opposed street activities or any loss of on-street parking.
  • The majority of feedback (over 80% of responses) was opposed to the road closure.

At its meeting on 5 September 2017, Council considered a report, including the three concepts and community feedback. At that meeting, Council decided to submit its findings to VicRoads so that it could provide a report on a proposed trial closure of Station Street.

At a subsequent meeting on 3 October 2017, Council considered the VicRoads report, which indicated it did not object to the closure, and decided to proceed with a formal community consultation process to understand the wider community’s level of support for a trial road closure on either a six or 12 month basis.

To read more about this process, please visit the Station Street proposed trial closure webpage.

To read the minutes from the Council meetings, please visit the Council meetings webpage.

For more information about this project, please contact Danny Millican, Acting Coordinator Traffic, on 9205 5555 or