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.
Find out more:
- 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
- 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.