Taking it to the streets - North Fitzroy

Consultation on the draft plan has closed. We will shortly publish your voting results on the online map.

With your help we've been working on a major planning project in North Fitzroy to make local streets more liveable, safer and easier to walk and ride. We asked you to tell us your ideas and priorities for North Fitzroy and we now have a draft plan ready for your feedback.

What you told us

We promoted this project far and wide and received hundreds of ideas and suggestions to tackle speeding and excessive traffic, and improve road safety.

Your top three concerns in North Fitzroy were:

  • Rat-running and truck traffic on local streets
  • Pedestrian and bike rider safety
  • New development.

We’ve walked, cycled and driven around your streets, reviewed traffic data, met the community, and engaged traffic and urban design experts to come up with a solution.

A working group made up of local residents, businesses, schools and Councillors has also provided valuable information to help prepare the following draft plan for improving your neighbourhood streets.

Did we get it right?

We’d like to know what you think. Is there anything we've missed or works that you think should take priority. Give us your feedback by 5pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018 to help shape the final plan for your area.


Go to the map and click on the icons to provide feedback


Come to the information drop-in session

Thursday 5 July from 4:30pm–6:30pm

Holden Street Neighbourhood House

128 Holden Street, North Fitzroy


Works are scheduled starting 2019/20, subject to Council’s endorsement, further consultation where required, detailed design and funding.

For more information about this project, check out the FAQs or contact Ted Teo, Transport Engineer, on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au


Other projects happening in your area in 2018 and 2019 include:

  • Nicholson Street – Route 96 tram stop upgrades including stop 23 between Miller Street and Clauscen Street
  • Reid Street – road resheet between Nicholson Street and Rae Street
  • St Georges Road – repairs to footpath, kerb, channel and tree root damage between Brunswick Street and Church Street
  • St Georges Road – new and replacement street trees between Fitzroy Bowling Club and Holden Street
  • St Georges Road – line marking and signage treatments to improve bike rider safety north of Park Street as part of Preston to CBD Safety Improvement Project


Scotchmer Street and Piedimonte’s supermarket

During the consultation, we received feedback related to Scotchmer Street in the vicinity of Piedimonte’s supermarket. Concerns were raised with traffic speed and volume, traffic management and deliveries to Piedimonte’s, and pedestrian amenity and safety in the area.

A planning application to redevelop the Piedimonte’s site was received in late 2017. We ask that traffic management and place making treatments must be incorporated into any future development of the site and that this be privately funded.

In the interim, Council officers will liaise with Piedimonte’s management to determine if any measures can be made to improve pedestrian safety, traffic and parking management along Scotchmer Street and surrounds.


VicRoads arterial roads – Nicholson Street, Alexandra Parade, Brunswick Street, St Georges Road

Arterial roads fall under the control of the state road authority. One of the outcomes of our study will be to provide a priority list for advocacy to VicRoads. These include:

Nicholson Street

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access.

Alexandra Parade

  • More time for pedestrians and trams to cross along Nicholson Street and Brunswick Street.

Brunswick Street and St Georges Road

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Tram stop upgrades
  • Widen crossing point at Capital City Trail to maximise pedestrians and bike riders capacity crossing at the traffic lights
  • Scotchmer Street intersection - filtered right turns in and out of Scotchmer Street, lane arrow markings, bike signal head starts
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access.

Consultation on the draft plan has closed. We will shortly publish your voting results on the online map.

With your help we've been working on a major planning project in North Fitzroy to make local streets more liveable, safer and easier to walk and ride. We asked you to tell us your ideas and priorities for North Fitzroy and we now have a draft plan ready for your feedback.

What you told us

We promoted this project far and wide and received hundreds of ideas and suggestions to tackle speeding and excessive traffic, and improve road safety.

Your top three concerns in North Fitzroy were:

  • Rat-running and truck traffic on local streets
  • Pedestrian and bike rider safety
  • New development.

We’ve walked, cycled and driven around your streets, reviewed traffic data, met the community, and engaged traffic and urban design experts to come up with a solution.

A working group made up of local residents, businesses, schools and Councillors has also provided valuable information to help prepare the following draft plan for improving your neighbourhood streets.

Did we get it right?

We’d like to know what you think. Is there anything we've missed or works that you think should take priority. Give us your feedback by 5pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018 to help shape the final plan for your area.


Go to the map and click on the icons to provide feedback


Come to the information drop-in session

Thursday 5 July from 4:30pm–6:30pm

Holden Street Neighbourhood House

128 Holden Street, North Fitzroy


Works are scheduled starting 2019/20, subject to Council’s endorsement, further consultation where required, detailed design and funding.

For more information about this project, check out the FAQs or contact Ted Teo, Transport Engineer, on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au


Other projects happening in your area in 2018 and 2019 include:

  • Nicholson Street – Route 96 tram stop upgrades including stop 23 between Miller Street and Clauscen Street
  • Reid Street – road resheet between Nicholson Street and Rae Street
  • St Georges Road – repairs to footpath, kerb, channel and tree root damage between Brunswick Street and Church Street
  • St Georges Road – new and replacement street trees between Fitzroy Bowling Club and Holden Street
  • St Georges Road – line marking and signage treatments to improve bike rider safety north of Park Street as part of Preston to CBD Safety Improvement Project


Scotchmer Street and Piedimonte’s supermarket

During the consultation, we received feedback related to Scotchmer Street in the vicinity of Piedimonte’s supermarket. Concerns were raised with traffic speed and volume, traffic management and deliveries to Piedimonte’s, and pedestrian amenity and safety in the area.

A planning application to redevelop the Piedimonte’s site was received in late 2017. We ask that traffic management and place making treatments must be incorporated into any future development of the site and that this be privately funded.

In the interim, Council officers will liaise with Piedimonte’s management to determine if any measures can be made to improve pedestrian safety, traffic and parking management along Scotchmer Street and surrounds.


VicRoads arterial roads – Nicholson Street, Alexandra Parade, Brunswick Street, St Georges Road

Arterial roads fall under the control of the state road authority. One of the outcomes of our study will be to provide a priority list for advocacy to VicRoads. These include:

Nicholson Street

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access.

Alexandra Parade

  • More time for pedestrians and trams to cross along Nicholson Street and Brunswick Street.

Brunswick Street and St Georges Road

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Tram stop upgrades
  • Widen crossing point at Capital City Trail to maximise pedestrians and bike riders capacity crossing at the traffic lights
  • Scotchmer Street intersection - filtered right turns in and out of Scotchmer Street, lane arrow markings, bike signal head starts
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access.