Economic Development in North Richmond

The Victoria Street precinct in Richmond and Abbotsford is a vibrant dining, shopping and cultural destination. However, the area also faces challenges in relation to public safety, liveability, community connectedness and economic prosperity, which are often the result of drug-related activity.

We’re working with residents, businesses, state government and community organisations to make Victoria Street and North Richmond a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for everyone.

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Current activities

  • Working on improved lighting in and around Victoria Street
  • Cleaning Victoria Street and surrounding streets daily
  • Emptying street bins daily
  • Cleaning posters and graffiti from Yarra City Council assets (such as bins, signs and poles) daily. This does not include private property (e.g. shopfronts).
  • Collecting syringes through regular patrols and responsive call-outs. For more information refer to Syringe management services.

Previous plans and projects

Recent upgrades

  • the Lennox Street/Nicholson Street intersection
  • paved footpaths and roadways to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • improved lighting
  • new seating and other furniture
  • new street bins
  • new landscaping
  • new bicycle hoops
  • new protective guards for street trees
  • renewing existing garden beds with new soil and vegetation

These improvement projects were funded by Yarra City Council and the Victorian government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.