The City of Boroondara has developed a Shopping Centre Improvement Plan, which identifies streetscape improvement opportunities at 42 shopping centres across the municipality.
Council is pleased to advise that Auburn Village shopping precinct is the next centre to be considered for improvements.
These improvements are intended to enhance Auburn Village’s appearance and character and create a safe, functional and pedestrian-friendly environment. In turn, the local economy will benefit as more shoppers visit the area.
The draft concept plan aims to:
- Showcase the unique heritage character of Auburn Village by using attractive and appropriate signage, materials, furniture and plants.
- Enhancing the area’s amenity and environment by installing a central median strip with canopy trees and other plants.
- Increase pedestrian safety and amenity by resurfacing the footpath, creating raised pedestrian crossings at side streets and a widened path in key locations.
- Improve streetscape appearance and deter graffiti by potentially commissioning a mural for near the railway overpass (subject to owner’s approval).
- Encourage longer visits to the area by improving the entrance to Auburn Station and creating widened dining areas at Victoria Road.
We are now seeking your feedback on the draft concept plan to inform our future works at Auburn Village.
Your feedback is important
You are invited to give your feedback until Monday 16 April 2018 via:
Email: [email protected]
Post: Environment and Sustainable Living, City of Boroondara, Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124
In person: at an on-site public engagement session on Saturday 24 March, 10am to noon, at the Lemonade Cart, between the railway bridge and Auburn Spinal Therapy Centre, Auburn Village shopping precinct
The proposed works are scheduled for implementation in the 2018-19 financial year and are subject to further detail design, funding availability, VicTrack and VicRoads approval and the outcomes of this consultation.
Please contact Sue Godfrey, Senior Landscape Architect or Nathan Milesi, Coordinator Landscape and Design on 9278 4066 or email [email protected]
For further information please visit Improving Shopping Streetscapes.