Press Release | 12 May 2016
From 1 June to 31 August 2016 Council is trialling changed traffic conditions at Greville, King and Porter Streets to improve street amenity and pedestrian access.
As part of the trial, a range of exciting and engaging temporary changes will make the area more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly. Works will include extending the footpaths; adding trees to increase greenery; increasing landscaping; adding more street dining space; and commissioning site-specific artworks, all creating a great place to visit and stay.
Footpath areas will be extended, allowing traders to increase street dining or increase their services by using the space in a unique way, adding to the vibrancy of the area.
Traffic changes include:
- Traffic flow along Greville Street between Izett Street and Porter Street will change to one-way west bound.
- Traffic flow along Porter Street between Greville Street and Commercial Road will change from south-bound to north-bound.
- King Street will be fully closed to traffic (residential parking access maintained).
The closure to traffic in King Street will allow the space to be fully pedestrianised and will include street furniture and landscaping plus contemporary public art which will run the length of the strip.
All of the changes will allow the space to be used and enjoyed by visitors, residents and traders and will be fully experienced later in the year when Stonnington’s stunning Glow Winter Arts Festival comes to life in August.
More information about the project can be found here .