Reimagining Victoria Street

Yarra Council is working to make Victoria Street a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for all.

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, often the result of drug-related activity.

The issues in Victoria Street are difficult and complex. Addressing them will take a collaborative effort from the all levels of government, Victoria Police, health service providers and the community.

Community consultation

From 6 February to 6 March 2017, we asked you to share your experiences of living, working and visiting Victoria Street and the surrounding area and your ideas for making it a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for all.

There were a number of ways that the community got involved:

Online - 330 pins on our online map and more than 70 submissions online and via email.

In person - we spoke to hundreds of residents, traders and visitors at five community listening posts held on Victoria Street (two), Richmond Housing Estate, West Richmond Primary School and Abbotsford Primary School.

Social media - we received more than 70 posts on the Yarra Council Facebook page.

Next steps

We are now reviewing and analyzing all the community feedback received. We will provide a summary of the key themes and ideas on this webpage soon.

This consultation is the first step in what we hope will be a process for positive change.

Ultimately, your contributions will help us develop a series of recommendations that will guide Council’s ongoing work and advocacy for improving Victoria Street.

Yarra Council is working to make Victoria Street a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for all.

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, often the result of drug-related activity.

The issues in Victoria Street are difficult and complex. Addressing them will take a collaborative effort from the all levels of government, Victoria Police, health service providers and the community.

Community consultation

From 6 February to 6 March 2017, we asked you to share your experiences of living, working and visiting Victoria Street and the surrounding area and your ideas for making it a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for all.

There were a number of ways that the community got involved:

Online - 330 pins on our online map and more than 70 submissions online and via email.

In person - we spoke to hundreds of residents, traders and visitors at five community listening posts held on Victoria Street (two), Richmond Housing Estate, West Richmond Primary School and Abbotsford Primary School.

Social media - we received more than 70 posts on the Yarra Council Facebook page.

Next steps

We are now reviewing and analyzing all the community feedback received. We will provide a summary of the key themes and ideas on this webpage soon.

This consultation is the first step in what we hope will be a process for positive change.

Ultimately, your contributions will help us develop a series of recommendations that will guide Council’s ongoing work and advocacy for improving Victoria Street.

Map your experiences

4 months

In February- March 2017 we asked you to share your experiences of living, working and visiting Victoria Street and the surrounding area, and your ideas for making it a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for all.

Click on the map to view comments from the community. 

In February- March 2017 we asked you to share your experiences of living, working and visiting Victoria Street and the surrounding area, and your ideas for making it a safer, more attractive and welcoming place for all.

Click on the map to view comments from the community. 

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded