We're improving Swan Street


Swan Street is the heart of Richmond’s dining and entertainment precinct, and a special place for locals and visitors alike.

We want to make sure it stays a great place to work, visit and live, so we've created a new draft Streetscape Masterplan for the area.

The draft masterplan looks at improving the public spaces along Swan Street, from Punt Road to Birrarung (the Yarra River). Tell us what you think about it.

About the draft Streetscape Masterplan

The draft masterplan includes many suggestions for improving the public spaces along Swan Street and its surrounds.

This includes things like:

  • better footpaths
  • more trees and landscaping
  • outdoor dining and seating
  • new public art
  • more bike parking
  • new kerb outstands (wider footpaths at the intersecting side streets)
  • better connections to public transport
  • improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians.

It also provides suggestions for several new and bigger public spaces in the precinct and improvements to laneways and the railway bridge.

The streetscape masterplan only looks at public land (owned and managed by Yarra Council) along Swan Street and its surrounds. This includes things like the Swan Street footpaths and street spaces on adjacent local roads.

The masterplan doesn't consider the transport and traffic function of Swan Street (the road space used by moving vehicles), as the road is managed by VicRoads.

It doesn't extend to land owned by public transport authorities, like train stations and tram stops.

It also does not consider development on private land, icnluding building heights.

See the masterplan

Take a look at the draft Streetscape Masterplan here.

Have your say


Take the survey

Share your thoughts with us.

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Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Ideas gathering

    April to May 2021

    We're asking for your general ideas and feedback about Swan Street.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Developing draft streetscape masterplan

    Mid-2021

    We're reviewing and using your feedback to develop a draft streetscape masterplan for Swan Street.

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Your thoughts on the draft Streetscape Masterplan

    October / November 2021

    We'll ask for your feedback on the draft streetscape masterplan to make sure it reflects your ideas and priorities and we haven't missed anything important.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Finalising streetscape masterplan

    Late 2021

    We'll use your feedback to finalise the streetscape masterplan for council adoption.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Streetscape masterplan goes to council

    Early 2022

    The streetscape masterplan will be considered by council for formal adoption.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Implementation

    2022 onwards

    We'll start implementing the streetscape masterplan.