Taking it to the streets - Richmond

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 Richmond to make local streets more liveable, safer and easier to walk and ride. We asked you to tell us your ideas and priorities for Richmond and we now have a draft plan ready for your feedback.

What you told us

We promoted this 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 Richmond were:

  • Speeding
  • Rat-running traffic on local streets
  • Pedestrian infrastructure.

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? Provide your feedback by 5pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018 to help shape the plan for your area.


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


Come to the information drop-in session:

Wednesday 20 June from 4pm–7pm

Burnley Backyard

49 Tudor Street, Richmond


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

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

  • Bendigo Street – repairs to road, footpath and kerbs between Swan Street and Park Street
  • Bridge Road – pedestrian and road safety works, including raised threshold treatments at local street intersections as part of Bridge Road Safety Improvement Project
  • Park Grove - fence relocation along Burnley Park to provide clearance to open parked car doors.

Khartoum Street and GTV Nine development

During the consultation, we received feedback related to Khartoum Street. Concerns were raised with traffic speed, the fence around the vacant building site and visibility at Stawell Street.

A planning amendment application was received in late 2017 for the GTV Nine site along Khartoum Street. We've asked that traffic management and place making treatments be incorporated into any future development of the site and that this be privately funded. The application proposed wider footpaths, nature strips and a shared space to slow traffic.

Council officers have liaised with the developer about the concerns with the black fence around the vacant site and interim measures to improve pedestrian safety and traffic management along Khartoum Street.

VicRoads arterial roads – Bridge Road, Burnley Street, Swan Street, Yarra Boulevard

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 actions include:

Bridge Road

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Tram stop upgrades
  • A new pedestrian signal when warranted midblock between Yarra Boulevard and Burnley Street.

Burnley Street

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access
  • Continue bike lanes to intersections of Bridge Road and Swan Street.

Swan Street

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Make pedestrian traffic lights at Stawell Street clear, away from power poles for citybound road users
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access
  • A new pedestrian signal when warranted near Bendigo Street.



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 Richmond to make local streets more liveable, safer and easier to walk and ride. We asked you to tell us your ideas and priorities for Richmond and we now have a draft plan ready for your feedback.

What you told us

We promoted this 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 Richmond were:

  • Speeding
  • Rat-running traffic on local streets
  • Pedestrian infrastructure.

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? Provide your feedback by 5pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018 to help shape the plan for your area.


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


Come to the information drop-in session:

Wednesday 20 June from 4pm–7pm

Burnley Backyard

49 Tudor Street, Richmond


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

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

  • Bendigo Street – repairs to road, footpath and kerbs between Swan Street and Park Street
  • Bridge Road – pedestrian and road safety works, including raised threshold treatments at local street intersections as part of Bridge Road Safety Improvement Project
  • Park Grove - fence relocation along Burnley Park to provide clearance to open parked car doors.

Khartoum Street and GTV Nine development

During the consultation, we received feedback related to Khartoum Street. Concerns were raised with traffic speed, the fence around the vacant building site and visibility at Stawell Street.

A planning amendment application was received in late 2017 for the GTV Nine site along Khartoum Street. We've asked that traffic management and place making treatments be incorporated into any future development of the site and that this be privately funded. The application proposed wider footpaths, nature strips and a shared space to slow traffic.

Council officers have liaised with the developer about the concerns with the black fence around the vacant site and interim measures to improve pedestrian safety and traffic management along Khartoum Street.

VicRoads arterial roads – Bridge Road, Burnley Street, Swan Street, Yarra Boulevard

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 actions include:

Bridge Road

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Tram stop upgrades
  • A new pedestrian signal when warranted midblock between Yarra Boulevard and Burnley Street.

Burnley Street

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access
  • Continue bike lanes to intersections of Bridge Road and Swan Street.

Swan Street

  • Reduce speed limit
  • Make pedestrian traffic lights at Stawell Street clear, away from power poles for citybound road users
  • Raised threshold treatments at side street intersections for improved pedestrian access
  • A new pedestrian signal when warranted near Bendigo Street.