Brunswick St and St Georges Road Corridor Working Group
Brunswick Street and St Georges Road in Fitzroy are among the busiest roads in Yarra. Shopping, dining and entertainment draw visitors to the area day and night. It is also a popular commuter route, creating competing demand for the road space between cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and public transport users.
In 2014 and 2015, Council established three working groups that looked at improving Brunswick Street and St Georges Road for all users, with the aim of making the route safer and more functional for residents, businesses and visitors.
The groups looked at long-term improvements to coincide with Council’s planned road resurfacing on Brunswick Street (between Alexandra Parade and Victoria Parade) and tram stop upgrade works to be undertaken by Yarra Trams in the next few years.
Further information about the groups appears below and can also be found in Terms of Reference below.
Terms of Reference Brunswick St St Georges Rd Corridor Working Group.pdf (372.76 KB)
Terms of Reference Brunswick St St Georges Rd Corridor Working Group.docx (756.55 KB)
How do the groups work?
Brunswick Street/St Georges Road comprises three distinct areas, including:
- Brunswick Street shopping strip from Victoria Parade to Alexandra Parade (Working Group One)
- St Georges Road shopping strip between Reid Street and Merri Creek (Working Group Two), and
- Brunswick Street residential strip between Alexandra Parade and Reid Street (Working Group Three)
The first two working groups were formed in 2014. Council sought nominations for people to join the third working group in March 2015.
The working groups are not decision-making bodies. Council will consider the groups’ recommendations and decide which improvements to implement.
Working Group Three
(Brunswick Street residential strip between Alexandra Parade and Reid Street)
Working Group Two
(St Georges Road shopping strip between Reid Street and Merri Creek)
Working Group Two met on five occasions from August to November 2014. A report was submitted to Council on 3 February 2015. Council resolved to “consider these potential actions in further place making plans for Brunswick Street/ St Georges Road and also in discussions with other agencies relating to this corridor”.
Council Meeting of 3 February 2015: Agenda l Minutes (refer to item 11.1)
Working Group One
(Brunswick Street shopping strip from Victoria Parade to Alexandra Parade)
Working Group One met on five occasions from April to July 2014. A report was submitted to Council on 22 July 2014. Officers were then directed to prepare a further report for Council consideration identifying resourcing and funding implications for the potential actions, and possible timeframes for staged implementation of the potential actions. This follow-up report was submitted to Council on 3 March 2015.
Council Meeting of 3 March 2015: Agenda l Attachments l Minutes (refer to item 11.6)
Council Meeting of 22 July 2014: Agenda l Minutes (refer to item 11.1)
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