Melville - Merri-bek Shopping Strip Streetscape Improvement, Brunswick West

Project background

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Council is undertaking the design for streetscape improvements to the Melville - Merri-bek Shopping Strip, as part of Council’s Shopping Strip Renewal Program. The aim is to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the shopping strip.

Key improvements proposed:

  • New footpaths including paving, kerb and channel
  • Pedestrian threshold crossings
  • Landscaping including trees and planting
  • Street furniture such as seats, bins and drinking fountain
  • Traffic calming treatment


Construction Update


Construction commencement for this project is currently scheduled for 2021-2022 due to budget priorities. 


Second Stage Consultation – Concept Plan

Thank you for providing your feedback for the draft Concept Plan for Melville Merri-bek Shopping Strip.  The feedback received from the second stage consultation has informed the development of the Final Concept Plan (PDF 1Mb)

final concept plan

The design seeks to address various issues including improved landscaping and trees, improved traffic safety, better pedestrian environment, improved street furniture and lighting, and strengthening the identity of the shopping strip.

The previous Draft Concept Plan (PDF 1000Kb) has been refined to accommodate detailed response from the community, traders and various authorities.  The concept plan is now being translated into engineering drawing for tender and construction.


First Stage Consultation – Have your Say

The summary findings of the first stage of consultation can be downloaded here: Summary of consultation survey (PDF 364Kb)

 Meville Merri-bek


Budget and timelines:

  • Budget: $100,000 for design and $1.5 million for construction
  • Design completion - June 2020
  • Construction - Financial year 2021-22 to 2022-23


More information:

If you have any queries regarding the project, please contact Council’s Senior Urban Designer, Tri Setyani on 9240 2471 or via email to

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