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.