South­bank Re­de­vel­op­ment

Time Out (Melbourne) - - Future Melbourne -

What is it: A $35 mil­lion green trans­for­ma­tion of South­bank boule­vard and its sur­round­ing streets. When will it open? 2020

South­bank has 20,000 res­i­dents and 50,000 of­fice work­ers. With the num­ber of res­i­dents ex­pected to grow by 175 per cent over the next 15 years, keep­ing the sub­urb open and live­able is a pri­or­ity for the City of Mel­bourne. In July this year, they an­nounced that 2.5 hectares of pub­lic space will be opened on South­bank Boule­vard and Dodds Street, which could be used, ac­cord­ing to Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, for “every­thing from street per­for­mances to

farm­ers mar­kets and medium-scale mu­sic fes­ti­vals”. New bike lanes, up­graded tram stops and wide tree-lined foot­paths are ex­pected.

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